I was recently talking to a friend who had no idea how often you should replace a toothbrush. As a dental professional I thought she was crazy doing it every 6 months or so… But it made me realize most people are completely unaware of how often and/or why your toothbrush should be changed out....

There have been many studies trying to find the link between gum disease (periodontal disease) and heart disease. According to mayo clinic there is no immediate connection but there are factors that could increase the likeliness of this connection. Delta Dental explains that there are 2 important links to making this connection. First, someone with...

Many of us think that Gatorade is a close substitute to water, apple juice is better than soda and energy drinks, well, they are a must some days. I have put together a chart below to help you better understand the amount of sugars that go into our drinks and you might be very surprised…...

Some parents have either modeled a good oral hygiene routine or just simply got lucky and their kids enjoy brushing their teeth. Other parent recognize the tantrums or constant battle to get your child to brush. We as parents understand the importance of good oral hygiene but our children do not understand the consequences they...

You may have heard a dentist tell you or your children about Sugar Bugs and how they attack your teeth and cause cavities? Cavities or “sugar bugs” can be caused by many different things that include sugar or starch like candy, soda, pie, even fruits and vegetables which have natural sugars. Everyone has natural bacteria...

Gum disease, by definition, is inflammation of the gums and abnormal loss of bone that holds your teeth in place. Gum disease is caused by toxins secreted by bacteria in “plaque” that accumulate over time along the gum line. This plaque is a mixture of food, saliva and bacteria. There are two types of gum...

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