Category Archives: Oral Hygiene

6 Things Everyone Should Know About Cavities

1. A cavity starts with a tiny hole A dental cavity starts as tiny hole in the enamel of your tooth. Enamel is the hardest substance in your body.  Bacteria in your mouth attack the enamel on your teeth, and … Continue reading

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IS YOUR HEALTH WORTH 5 MINUTES PER DAY?

Do you brush your teeth faithfully for at least two minutes twice a day? How about flossing? According to a recent survey conducted by the Chicago Dental Society, more than half of the dentists surveyed said that their patient’s top … Continue reading

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Toothbrushes – which kind is best?

Our last blog we talked a little about how to minimize germs on your toothbrush. But what kind of a toothbrush should you use?  There are many types of toothbrushes to choose from; with choices ranging from small to large … Continue reading

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Toothbrush Advice – Don’t Make Yourself Sick!!

A toothbrush is a great tool to help keep your mouth healthy.  Mouth bacteria have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, low birth weight babies and many other conditions. So removing it is an important part of health prevention. … Continue reading

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Canker Sores – Help!!

Do You Suffer From Canker Sores? A canker sore (or Apthous Ulcer) is a painful form of mouth ulcer.  Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are not cancerous.  A canker sore is … Continue reading

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What are the Worst Drinks for Your Teeth?

DOUBLE  TROUBLE FOR YOUR TEETH For years most of us have heard about the how much sugar is in soft drinks and how bad they are for our teeth.  Does that mean if we just drink “diet” sodas, that it … Continue reading

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Why a Soft Bristled Toothbrush?

Surprisingly, when asked, a significant number of our patients indicate that they use either a medium or hard-bristle toothbrush. When asked why, most people reply that they believe that a medium or hard-bristle brush does a better job of cleaning … Continue reading

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