How Do Spicy Foods Affect Gum Health?

How Do Spicy Foods Affect Gum Health?

Do you have a craving for buffalo wings, curry or other hot foods? How do spicy foods affect gum health and should you be careful about eating them? If you’ve ever wondered how that fiery feeling you enjoy from spicy foods can impact your dental health, here’s what...
5 Ways to Avoid Cavities

5 Ways to Avoid Cavities

We all hope to hear the words “you’re cavity-free!” every time we visit the dentist. Unfortunately, while many people strive to keep their teeth healthy and bright, cavities are a common problem. The good news is, there are lots of things you can do to help prevent...
What Could Your Toothache Mean?

What Could Your Toothache Mean?

Toothaches are not fun! It can make it difficult to eat, sleep or focus on anything besides the discomfort, so the first target is often to treat the symptoms. But symptoms happen to let us know that something is amiss, so it’s even more important to find and treat...
Can Your Toothbrush Harbor Germs?

Can Your Toothbrush Harbor Germs?

Toothbrushes are made to clean teeth, but how do you keep a toothbrush clean? Can your toothbrush harbor germs? The good news is that there are some things you can do and tools you can use to keep your toothbrush fresher and more sanitary. Here’s how to ensure that...
Are Sports Drinks Bad for Teeth?

Are Sports Drinks Bad for Teeth?

The adult body is made up of around 60% water so, as you might imagine, water plays a key role in our body’s ability to function well. Exercising and playing sports pushes our bodies to their limit in many ways, so it becomes extra important to stay hydrated while...
5 Ways To Help Bleeding Gums

5 Ways To Help Bleeding Gums

If you’re new to flossing regularly, it may come as a surprise to you if your gums start to bleed when you floss or brush your teeth. Even a small amount of blood can seem like a lot when it shows up on your toothbrush. The good news is that this is common and it can...
6 Symptoms to Call Your Dentist About

6 Symptoms to Call Your Dentist About

It can cause a lot of anxiety if your tooth suddenly starts to feel uncomfortable or you notice that a tooth looks different than it normally does. Should you call the dentist? Should you take an over the counter analgesic and wait to see if it goes away? Here are 6...
What to Expect at the Dentist

What to Expect at the Dentist

Many people may feel nervous about visiting the dentist, but a dental exam or cleaning doesn’t have to be something to avoid. Dentists and dental hygienists work hard to ensure that your experience will be as comfortable and pleasant as possible, even if it’s an...
How to Make the Most of Your Dental Plan

How to Make the Most of Your Dental Plan

Many people who already have a dental insurance plan have not been well informed of how it can work for you. This can lead to paying more out of pocket than is needed for treatment or choosing to delay needed routine visits or treatment, unaware that it may actually...
5 Ways to Improve Oral Hygiene

5 Ways to Improve Oral Hygiene

Taking time to improve oral hygiene can be well worth the investment in your oral health, and will pay off over time. So what are some strategic changes you can make to your oral hygiene routine to improve your oral hygiene? 1. Brush Better Making the most of your...