Oral Emergencies Can Happen At Any Time

Oral accidents and emergencies are common, but they can also be quite serious. They cause severe problems for your oral health, not to mention the implications to your overall health. Should a problem arise, preparation and education about accidents could be the difference in saving your smile.   Oral emergencies can occur eating crunchy foods… Read more »

Using a Water Flosser

Cleaning between your teeth is extremely important. No matter how well and often you brush, and no matter what kind of mouthwash you use, it is vital that also you clean between your teeth. Plaque, tartar, food debris and acids can build up in those spaces, and they can eventually cause gum disease, tooth decay,… Read more »

The Effective Use of Mouthwash

If you find that your coworkers and family member are keeping their distance from you, especially after lunch, you may want to look into using a mouthwash. Sometimes the onions, garlic, and anchovies may reach the room before you walk in, and perhaps your dental regimen needs a little boost. In such cases, a little… Read more »

Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

If your teeth are discolored or dulled, teeth whitening can brighten your smile and make your day and others’ days happier. There are many different treatments available. Generally they fall into two categories: over-the-counter and professional treatments. Over-the-counter treatments are comprised of whitening toothpaste, whitening gel, whitening strips, whitening trays, and whitening mouth rinses. All… Read more »

What is Dental Erosion?

What’s dental erosion? This can occur when bad bacteria creates acid which then eats away at your precious tooth enamel, the hard outermost layer of your teeth that that protects what is inside. Listed below are a few hazards to be aware of in order to help you avoid dental erosion: – Acid can be… Read more »

Breaking Bad Brushing Habits

For the best oral care, you’ll want to brush your teeth twice a day. However, how you brush can be almost as important as brushing consistently. And bad habits can creep up on even the mightiest of dental hygiene heroes. Hard Times: Did you know that brushing too hard can lead to such dental problems… Read more »

Flossing Techniques for Better Oral Health

Have you ever seen an internet article that questions the need for flossing? They certainly exist, but are they accurate? Steven J. Brazis, DDS is here to tell you that based on decades of research and experience, we know that flossing is an absolutely vital part of a healthy oral hygiene routine. Are you ready… Read more »

Periodontal Health Problems Can Have a Significant Impact on the Health and Function of Your Mouth

Your daily oral hygiene routine should consist of brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once. This simple regimen is designed to remove plaque and other bacterial deposits before they can harden into tartar at the gum line. If you are inconsistent with your oral hygiene practices, or you have a bad… Read more »

An Amalgam or Composite Dental Filling Might Be Used to Repair a Chipped Tooth

Chipped teeth can vary in severity and location. Many dental fractures affect the biting surface of a tooth in some fashion. This is even more likely to be the case if you grind your teeth at night, or you have a habit of nibbling on foreign objects. Sometimes these chips can expose the sensitive dentin… Read more »

Halitosis Isn’t Always Created by Foul-Smelling Food

Did you know that halitosis is an additional name for bad breath? Although it may appear so, halitosis isn’t always created by foul-smelling food. In some cases, it’s a sign of something much worse, including diseases and ailments inside the body. If you fail to uphold proper brushing and flossing daily habits, halitosis can occur… Read more »