Posts Categorized: Dental Hygiene

3 Things You’re Missing With Home Care

You might be missing some details with the care that you’re performing in your bathroom. Of course, we don’t think you’re intentionally sabotaging your dental hygiene. Instead, we think you may be unintentionally cutting corners or that you simply don’t realize you’re literally missing spots. When you know what you may be doing wrong, it… Read more »

Mouthwash Notes From Your Family Dentist

Mouthwash can be a touchy subject. It can be a part of a healthy dental hygiene routine, but it is rarely absolutely necessary to good dental health. For most of us, there is not a single “right” mouthwash answer. There are prescription mouthwashes and mouth rinses, that combat specific conditions. If you dentist or orthodontist… Read more »

Toothpaste Concerns: 3 Easy Answers

Like anything else having to do with your teeth, toothpaste can elicit some concerns. Are you using the stuff you should be using? Are there risks you’re unsure about (and are those weird rumors you keep hearing true at all)? How about how much to put on your brush? We know that it seems like… Read more »

The Flu Quiz: Don’t Share It (Or Receive It!)

There are many gifts you’d like to receive this year (and probably many you are very excited to give). However, we are fairly certain that “the flu” is not on either of your lists. So, how to make sure you’re not the giver or recipient of this fairly common virus? We think a dental hygiene… Read more »

3 Pre-Flossing Tips For You!

Do you think you’ve already got all the flossing information you need? Perhaps you feel the opposite and you wonder if there’s something you’re missing as you begin this part of your dental hygiene. Not to worry! It’s always worth a review (and new tips can make a huge difference in the way you feel… Read more »

What Do You Have Against Dental Hygiene?

Do you feel like you suddenly have something serious against dental hygiene? At one point in your life, this was just one more part of your day. However, now, something about your home preventive care is making you extremely cranky! Now that we’ve brought it to your attention, of course, you may realize that this… Read more »

Your Toothbrush: Are You On Track?

If we were to walk into your bathroom with you right now, would your toothbrush pass the test? “Which test?” you may be wondering to yourself. Well, there isn’t really an official one but there are certainly things you should (and should not) be doing to make sure this dental hygiene product is actually working… Read more »

Swelling: Normal Or Abnormal?

Sometimes, you’ll experience swelling to your gum tissue and it will be temporary and nothing to worry about. We might refer to this as “normal” because it’s not indicative of or going to lead to oral health problems or damage. Then, there’s inflammation that is abnormal, which means that it is a sign that something… Read more »