Oral Maintenance

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

The Right Tool for the Job

Choose the Proper Toothbrush Modern advancements in technology have certainly made our lives easier. We send communications instantly instead of through postal mail. We cook our meals within minutes, instead of hours in an oven. The Internet provides instructions, tips and pointers for any hobby or...

Debridement

What is Debridement?

In the dental industry, many words sound strange and potentially frightening. For example, you might hear the word debridement and think it must involve some horrible procedure. Debridement, however, is simply a procedure to get your teeth and gums to a state where your Yuba...

Toothpaste Alternative

Brushing Without Toothpaste

You lumber into the bathroom to brush your teeth, wondering what you forgot while grocery shopping the night before. When you notice the tube of toothpaste rolled up to the cap, you remember what you forgot at the store. Desperately you try to push out...

Eating Healthy Foods Like These Betters Oral Health

Maintain Dental Health During Summer

Ah, summer! It's time for camping, road trips, and plenty of other outdoor activities. We plan our itineraries so we can get together with friends and family during the warmer weather. And with most of those activities, food is involved – whether it’s roasting over...

Sour Candy

Sour Candy Dental Danger

Sometimes there seems no end to the choices of sweet treats available to tantalize your taste buds, with new versions and flavors being introduced all the time. One of the more recent fads when it comes to sweets is sour candies. It might sound odd,...

Junk Food

Bad Dental Habits

Are They Worth the Risk? The average American diet runs high in refined or simple carbohydrates and sugars. It’s also a fact that tooth decay and gum disease affect over 90% of children and adults in the United States. Not everyone is harmed in the same...

Brush Away Your Appetite?

Can You Brush Away Your Appetite?

A good oral hygiene routine keeps your mouth healthy. It also freshens your breath and a brightens your smile. Some individuals claim another benefit: it reduces your appetite. Others reply with their own counterclaim, that they get hungry when brushing their teeth. So, does the...

Tooth Enamel

The Wonders of Tooth Enamel

The more we learn about teeth, the more we are amazed by them. Consider tooth enamel. This single component of our teeth has plenty of impressive features! So, let’s discuss some of the qualities of tooth enamel that make it so fascinating. Structure of Tooth Enamel About...

Picking the Proper Tool

In the 1870’s, a shrewd business man named Charles Forster went from store to store, asking if they would sell his recently-developed tool. Since there was never any demand for it, the stores declined Mr. Forster’s offer. Mr. Forster hired young people to walk into...

Weeding is Like Brushing

What Happens If We Skip Brushing?

Brush for two minutes twice a day, every day, for the rest of your life. For some people, it doesn’t seem that important. For others, they miss brushing a few times and get out of the habit. Many stick to this routine religiously. The question...