Tooth Enamel: Working Hard to Protect Your Teeth

When you smile at your reflection in a mirror, you are seeing the enamel covering on your teeth. Enamel is the hardest substance in your body and is primarily made of minerals.   Here is a quick look at what makes up your teeth:   The enamel covers the outer layer of your teeth, forming […]

Some Unusual Causes of Bad Breath

It’s fairly common knowledge that bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by bacteria that builds up in your mouth because of poor oral health habits, as well as by eating strong foods like garlic and onion. But here’s a list of things that can make your breath less-than-pleasant that may really surprise you: Cocktail […]

Top 7 Foods that Damage Your Teeth

Certain foods are harmful to your teeth because they contain too much sugar or can even cause a dental emergency like a chipped or broken tooth. Here’s our list of the top 7 foods that are most harmful to your teeth: Ice. While ice has no sugar, chewing on ice can damage the enamel of […]

Bad Breath: An Embarrassing Problem That Can Be Solved

It may be an embarrassing problem to admit that you have, or to tell someone else that they have, but bad breath can be a serious problem. The trick to treating bad breath, medically called halitosis, is finding the origin of the condition. Most bad breath is caused by our old friend bacteria that also […]

6 Surprising Signs of Sleep Apnea

You probably know that snoring can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. But did you know that there are many other symptoms that can point to this potentially serious sleep disorder? Sleep apnea occurs when the tongue is sucked against the back of the throat while sleeping, blocking the upper airway. When the air […]

What Causes a Toothache?

To explain what causes a toothache, let’s first look at the anatomy of your teeth. Each tooth is made of: Enamel – the hard outer covering of the tooth. It’s the hardest substance in your body! Enamel protects your teeth from plaque and acids. Enamel can’t regenerate itself as it doesn’t have any living cells […]

Act Fast in a Dental Emergency

If your child has a tooth knocked out while playing, would you know what to do? This is an example of a dental emergency. Most dental emergencies are caused by some kind of trauma to the mouth like a fall or sports-related injury that can fracture or displace a tooth, or cause gum bleeding or […]

5 Tips on Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

The general rule of thumb is to switch your toothbrush out every 3 months, but that’s not the only factor that keeps your toothbrush clean. Your toothbrush is constantly wet which means there’s a high chance for bacteria or mold to grow if you’re not careful. Here are a few things you can do to […]

5 Missed Causes for Dry Mouth

Having a dry mouth can have a very large negative impact on your oral health. One of the most important defenses from bacteria and infections is your saliva, and without it, the rest of your body is also at risk of getting sick. Here are a few ways you may be causing dry mouth without […]

5 Oral Signs You May Have Diabetes

Letting diabetes go unnoticed and untreated can be very harmful to your health. General symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, and dizziness are commonly known, but there are also other symptoms that can give you signs. Dry mouth – If your mouth is constantly dry no matter how much water you are drinking or how much […]