Ask Your Dentist: What Is Gingivitis?

If you’ve ever seen a commercial for tooth paste or floss, you’ve probably heard the term “gingivitis.” What is gingivitis? It’s a term your dentist uses to define an early stage of gums disease — also known as periodontal disease. Untreated, gingivitis will nearly always develop into full-blown gum disease, which can have profound health […]

Dentist Suggests Best Foods For Oral Health

There’s no question you are what you eat, and every dentist will tell you the foods you put into your mouth have a profound effect on your level of general dental health. Most people understand eating less sugar is better for teeth — sugar is fundamentally energy for the bacteria that cause plaque, helping them […]

Toothbrushes and Toothpastes for Good Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is the daily practice of keeping your teeth and mouth clean.  To maintain good oral hygiene, it takes a combination of regularly scheduled visits to your general dentist along with your commitment to daily self care at home between those visits. Knowing what to do at home; what to use; when to use […]

Mouth Rinses – A Compliment, Not a Substitute for Daily Oral Hygiene

Mouth wash and mouth rinses can play a key role in optimizing your daily oral hygiene to maintain healthy teeth and gums. However, mouth rinses and mouth washes are not a substitute for brushing and flossing.  They serve to compliment the actions and the benefits of brushing and flossing.  When used properly and as recommended […]

Dental myths

It never ceases to amaze me how many dental myths are floating around out there. Whether it’s about certain kinds of food, dentist treatments or just general oral health, there is a lot of misinformation to sort through. It’s hard to make good health decisions without good information, so I’d like to take a little […]