Dental Cleaning Frequency

How often patients have cleanings is determined by a number of factors. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind of answer. The most common intervals for dental cleanings are three months, four months, or six months. In rare cases, some patients require monthly or bi-monthly cleanings. Let’s look at some factors that determine cleaning frequency. Gum Health…

What a Dental Cleaning Involves

When life gets busy or money gets tight, it is easy to put off dental hygiene appointments. Many patients view these appointments as “just a cleaning.”  Conversely, your dental hygiene appointment is much more than that! Dental cleaning appointments involve more than just cleaning teeth. Your cleaning appointment is really an oral health appointment. The…

Tooth Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

Did you know that the practice of making New Year’s resolutions began almost 4,000 years ago? Ancient Babylonians, when their new year came around, made a promise to the gods that they would pay all debts and return anything they borrowed. Today, it’s still a very common practice, whether you’re successful at following through or…

Oral Benefits of Water

Our bodies are 60% water. It is essential in maintaining everyday bodily functions. Aside from aiding physical performance, brain function, digestion, and weight loss, water is necessary to maintain good oral health. Let’s look at some of the many ways water can make your mouth happy! Strengthens Teeth Most city water contains fluoride. Fluoride is…

It’s Not “Just a Cleaning”

When life gets busy or money gets tight, it is easy to put off dental hygiene appointments. Many patients view these appointments as “just a cleaning.”  Conversely, your dental hygiene appointment is much more than that! Dental cleaning appointments involve more than just cleaning teeth. Your cleaning appointment is really an oral health appointment. The…

Alcohol and Oral Health

Research shows that enjoying an adult beverage from time to time is, surprisingly, good for us! Of course, with every endorsement that seems too good to be true, there is normally a caveat somewhere. With regards to alcohol, it’s that booze simply isn’t great for your oral health. So, if you’re drinking more to help…

Do You Have Mask Mouth?

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus and the need for people to wear masks, dentists are discovering new oral health problems. Dentists have dubbed this new condition “mask mouth.” Let’s look at the symptoms and ways to prevent it. Mask Mouth Symptoms The main culprit for most of these symptoms is dry mouth. Wearing a…

E-Cigarettes and Oral Health

The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is referred to as vaping. Vaping is becoming an increased way to consume tobacco. Over the past five years, teenage tobacco use had been decreasing. Unfortunately, e-cigarette marketing used to target teenagers has caused the smoking trend to reverse, and is increasing again. This is posing a tremendous…