Flossing is an excellent practice for your oral care routine. It helps remove plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach—which is an estimated 40% of your mouth! Dentists everywhere advocate for safe and healthy flossing when it comes to your dental health. However, you can be too aggressive with your flossing to...
Gum tissue has an important role to play in the oral cavity. It helps anchor the ligaments that hold our teeth in place and keeps bacteria away from our tooth roots and bones, helping to prevent infection. However, gum tissue is not immune to problems, particularly disease and irritation that can make gum...
Halitosis, the technical term for bad breath, happens to all of us at times. That morning you were in such a hurry you forgot to brush, the time you ate garlic bread at the team lunch. It’s normal at times depending on your oral health habits. However, experiencing chronic bad breath is...
Although approximately 85% of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point, some people won’t have a problem with these third molars and will leave them in. Wisdom teeth erupt anywhere starting from age 17 to age 25, so as an adult, you’ll be responsible for getting your...
Bacteria plays a huge role in our oral health! 700 different oral bacteria have been identified in the human mouth with each person having up to 300 different varieties in their mouth at any given time. With so many bacteria in our mouths, it makes sense that these tiny organisms would have...
If you’ve been trying to conceive, you’re probably hyperaware of any signs your body might be giving you that you’re going to be a mom until you can take that pregnancy test! While most people keep an eye out for typical pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue or a missed period, your teeth...
Gum disease is an oral health disease that affects the periodontal tissue in our mouths which cover and protect the roots of our teeth. Our gums also help to support our teeth and keep them healthy and strong. If left untreated, the gum disease will get worse. Caused by bacteria...
It’s estimated that nearly half of all Americans have some form of gum disease. Gum disease is progressive—once it starts, it requires treatment to stop it from advancing. Gum disease can range from mild to severe. If left untreated, the disease can eventually cost you your smile. You can...
Toothaches can have many causes, which is why it’s important to not try to diagnose the problem by yourself at home. Since toothaches can cause severe pain and even have the potential to cause a life-threatening infection, getting professional help sooner rather than later is always a good idea. What are the...

Gum Recession Be Gone

Have you ever heard the expression “long in the tooth”? This refers to receding gums, a problem that tends to happen as we get older, but it can happen for other reasons besides the natural aging process. When the gums recede or pull back away from the teeth, bacteria...