Fight Bad Breath Naturally With These 9 Tips

Let’s face it – some of us could use some help with our breath. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by poor oral health habits and may be made worse by smoking and eating certain foods. Bad breath may also be a sign of other health problems. Brushing and flossing every day […]

Which Food Has More Sugar? You Will Be Surprised!

Did you know that a mocha Frappuccino drink has more than three times the amount of sugar than a chocolate-covered, cream-filled doughnut? Bacteria that feed on the sugars in food and drinks forms plaque and acids that can cause tooth decay. Too much sugar in the diet also causes weight gain, increases the risk of […]

Receding Gums Are a Sign of a Serious Gum Problem

Are you focusing your oral care on getting your teeth super-bright? If so, you may be neglecting the very foundation of your teeth – your gums. Your gums are soft-tissue structures that help bind your teeth to the bone. Healthy gums provide a tight seal around each tooth to keep out harmful bacteria and food […]

Connecticut Dental Association Urges Good Oral Health Care for Seniors

Taking good care of your teeth and oral health is a lifelong job. That’s the message from the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA). In a recent press release, the CSDA highlighted proper oral health care for older adults. It may be natural to experience more problems with your oral health later in life, but that […]

Yes, There Are Solutions to Sleep Apnea!

Are you very sleepy even during the day? Does your sleeping partner complain of your loud snoring or even that you appear to stop breathing in the night? Do you have heartburn, headaches, dry mouth or a sore throat in the morning? If you experience any of these symptoms, you may have a condition called […]

Listen to Your Teeth!

If your teeth could talk, what do you think they might say to you? After all, your teeth watch every bit of food and drink that passes your lips. They observe how often you brush your teeth and floss, and keep track of those times when you might skimp on your oral care routine. Use […]

Excellent Dental Care Is Essential for Those with Diabetes

A recent survey of 2.5 million American adults revealed a surprise: Those with diabetes or prediabetes are least likely to visit the dentist! Why not? It’s really a mystery, because the sugar-loving bacteria in your mouth put people with diabetes at an increased risk for gum disease. Those with poor blood sugar control get periodontal […]

Plaque and Tartar – What’s the Difference?

We all know that regular brushing of the teeth and flossing can help avoid cavities. But what exactly is the mechanism that causes tooth decay? Plaque – Bacteria That Causes Cavities and Gum Disease Tiny food particles and saliva mix in your mouth and form a sticky, colorless material called plaque. Unless brushed away, plaque […]

What Is a Tongue Tie?

Have you ever heard of a “tongue tie?” Most of us have 2 bands of tissue called “frenums” in our mouths. The lingual frenum is between the tongue’s base and the floor of the mouth. Sometimes the frenum can restrict the movement of the tongue if it extends towards the tip of the tongue. This […]