Preventive Dentistry

Does Fluoride Matter in Toothpaste?

We all know how important it is to brush our teeth. But these days many people are saying that we should stop using fluoride toothpastes and should instead favor fluoride-free natural toothpastes. But does the fluoride in toothpaste actually matter, or should we really switch to fluoride-free versions?

Fluoride actually does have a well-established mechanism for […]

Save Your Teeth, Quit Smoking

There are plenty of reasons to quit smoking. Smoking can raise the risk of various autoimmune diseases like lupus or Graves disease. It has been linked to nearly 15 forms of cancer, and it can significantly increase your chances of lung disease, heart disease, and other smoking-related illnesses. In fact, many doctors consider quitting smoking […]

Brushing Before Breakfast? Scheduling Your Oral Hygiene

We all know that brushing your teeth is imperative to remove plaque and keep your gums healthy. But do you know exactly when you should be doing the brushing? Should you brush before breakfast, or after? When should flossing enter the picture? And what about mouthwash?

If you’re ready to optimize your oral hygiene routine, you’re […]

Stop Making These 4 Teeth-Damaging Mistakes

Do you love your teeth? Do you want to keep them? Even if the answer is yes, you’re probably doing some things day-to-day that hurt your chances of keeping all your teeth intact throughout your life. And since teeth don’t grow back once they’re damaged or gone, the question of whether or not you want […]

Snacking Could Cause Cavities

Nobody likes hearing that they have a cavity, or going in to the dentist’s office for a filling. But if you’re careful about your oral health habits, you can avoid dental decay entirely. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, and avoiding foods and drinks that are high in sugar can all help […]