Wisdom teeth are your third molars that are the last teeth to emerge in the mouth. Most people will see their wisdom teeth appear in their late teens, but some not until their 20s. For others still, these third molars never fully erupt through the gumline, leading to what’s called impacted wisdom...
Flossing your teeth is an essential practice to complement your daily brushing and help remove plaque and food particles from places where your toothbrush can’t reach. Traditional string dental floss has long been used, but there are alternatives to this type of floss, one of them being water flossers, a popular brand...
We all want to have healthy smiles. However, sometimes tooth decay or gum disease become obstacles in taking the best care of our teeth. For some people, it seems like no amount of brushing and flossing will prevent these issues, and they’re discouraged to find that they have yet another cavity during...
When was the last time you visited your dentist? Most people think that as long as they brush their teeth at home and aren’t experiencing any symptoms that there’s no need for a professional teeth cleaning. However, this isn’t quite true. While home care habits are vital to proper oral...
Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a damaging oral health condition in which immense pressure is placed on the teeth. Teeth grinding can happen both while awake and asleep, although many people who clench or grind their teeth aren’t aware that they do so. However, getting treatment for...
Getting your teeth professionally cleaned is one of the best things you can do for your smile! A teeth cleaning is generally done by a dental hygienist—a licensed professional who will assist your dentist during your appointment—and recommended twice a year in addition to your daily oral care routine at home. While the...
Bad breath is frustrating after eating trigger foods such as garlic or fish, but when having bad breath becomes a regular occurrence, there could be another problem going on. While chronic bad breath is typically a sign of gum disease, there are other causes of the condition, and your...
Your child’s primary teeth begin to come in just a few months after their birth. By the time your child reaches their first birthday, they should have their first tooth! As your baby begins to get those first teeth in, you might be wondering when their first dental visit should happen, or...
Cavities are damaged areas on your teeth that are the result of tooth decay. If left untreated, a cavity will progress to the point that it can take over your tooth, and may require root canal therapy or an extraction. Unfortunately, cavities are common among children and adults alike, with...
Flossing involves the use of an interdental cleaner to clean those tight spaces in between your teeth. Some people only floss when they can feel something obvious stuck in their teeth, while others maintain a strict flossing routine and even carry floss around with them! But is flossing really that...