Tips & information about good oral hygiene in kids & adults
The Right Dental Floss for Braces
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for those of us with braces. Flossing removes bacteria and plaque that may cause gum disease and cavities, so it’s essential to keep up your daily flossing routine. In this blog post, we will discuss the [...]
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
One of the less-mentioned benefits of regular dental and orthodontic care is increased likelihood of early detection of mouth cancer. As with other types of cancer, the prognosis for mouth cancer—also known as oral cancer—is much better with early diagnosis. And for this reason, it's also important to be familiar [...]
What’s Better: Using Dental Floss or a Water Flosser?
We're often asked by patients whether it's better to use dental floss or a water flosser (like a Waterpik), also known as an oral irrigator. Each one has its pros and cons. However, if you're just looking for a quick answer, dental floss is the superior option for maintaining your [...]
How to Treat Canker Sores at Home and With Your Doctor’s Help
Canker sores are certainly unpleasant, and they can be especially painful when you have braces that rub against them and cause extra irritation. The exact causes of canker sores aren't known, but unfortunately they do tend to appear more often in people who wear braces. While they typically clear up [...]
Avoid These Common Tooth-Brushing Mistakes
We all know the importance of regularly brushing our teeth and flossing. But even if you're diligent about it, you may be making some common tooth-brushing mistakes that prevent you from getting the maximum benefits from your oral hygiene routine. So, take a quick look at these common tooth-brushing mistakes [...]
Some Overlooked Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatment
There are plenty of benefits of adult orthodontic treatment. While some are more obvious, others are often overlooked. And all these benefits—combined with the many convenient “invisible” treatment options available these days—are why adult orthodontic treatment is so popular and common today. So, if you've been on the fence about [...]
Quick Tips for Choosing the Right Orthodontist
As with any healthcare decision, choosing the right orthodontist is an important matter that deserves due diligence. There's certainly no shortage of orthodontic practices in most populated areas, and sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between them all. Choosing the right orthodontist in an informed way matters [...]
Is Orthodontic Treatment for Adults Common Today?
Is orthodontic treatment for adults common in this day and age? You may be wondering about this if you're an adult with one of the many bite problems that orthodontists treat. Sadly, many grownups are hesitant about seeing an orthodontist because there's a misconception that this sort of care is [...]
7 Daily Habits That Promote Oral Health
Hopefully, you make healthy decisions most of the time on most days. Taking care of yourself should be part of your regular routine. And this of course includes your dental health. So we wanted to mention some important daily habits that promote oral health. 1. Brush Your Teeth Properly You [...]
What Are Common Causes of Bad Breath?
Have you been cupping your hands around your mouth to get a whiff of your breath? Has a friend or family member tactfully pulled you aside to mention that there's a not-so-pleasant odor wafting from your mouth? Have people been wincing and flinching when you talk to them in close [...]