Archive for the ‘ Dental Care ’ Category

What Is Xylitol & Is It Toxic to Dogs?

Yes, Xylitol Is Bad For Dogs Most dog owners know there are certain foods that we as humans love, but are quite dangerous to our dogs. Chocolate comes to mind immediately, but did you know that xylitol is bad for dogs? According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Xylitol is present in many […]

7 Do’s & Don’ts for A Great Looking Smile

Do This Not That For Healthy Teeth When it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums, can you read the signs? Our teeth are pretty incredible when we stop to think about it, our teeth are pretty tough – given what we put them through and how they serve our quality of life […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Floss At Work

  Why Should You Floss At Work? Regardless of what the FDA thinks, you still need to clean between your teeth. Brushing only cleans 60% of teeth surfaces. Flossing covers the rest. You don’t have to floss at-home. Stash your string at the office! Here are 3 reasons to do the deed at work:

Can Swimming Pools Damage Tooth Enamel?

Tooth Enamel Erosion & Swimming Pools It’s summertime, who doesn’t want to go in the pool? Well maybe that childhood friend you had with the in-ground pool…who never wanted to go swimming! Aside from the beach, lake, river, or any other aquatic respite from the summer heat, lounging in the pool is something we can […]

3 Simple Tips for a Healthy Looking Smile

A Little Smile Maintenance Goes a Long Way Maintaining a healthy smile is easy, and can even save you money at the dentist. All it takes is some super simple – but consistent – dental hygiene habits to keep your kisser in tip top shape. A diligent daily dental hygiene regimen along with some preventative dentistry is […]

Dental Floss or Interdental Brushes: Which Is Best?

The Between Teeth Cleaning Tool Debate Say that three times fast! Dental floss or interdental brushes are two top tools for the task at hand. Craftsmen (and dentists) around the world agree, if you don’t apply the right tool for the job at hand, optimal results will be difficult to come by. And when we’re talking tooth cleaning tools, reaching […]

Is Oil Pulling Good For Your Smile?

Is Oil Pulling OK With Your Dentist? It’s all the rave these days, oil pulling for oral health. Chug some coconut or sesame oil and swish, gargle, swoosh…then spit. Now watch years of tooth decaying plaque and yellowing teeth stains wash away! Could a healthy, white smile really be that easy? After all, oil pulling […]

What Is The Oldest Disease In The World?

Do You Know The Oldest Disease Known to Humans? It’s not the common cold. Nor is it arthritis, malaria, or leprosy. At least according to Healthplex Dental trivia, tooth decay is not only the oldest disease we know of, but also the most common and widespread. Not only is tooth decay the most common and […]

Is An Electric Toothbrush Better Than Manual Brushing?

Which Is Better – A Manual Or Electric Toothbrush? We all do it…at least let’s hope so…but how we do it differs from person to person and household to household. Before we get into the dental debate about toothbrushes, let’s first examine why this daily dental ritual is so important in the first place. Adults […]

Does Your Toothpaste Contain Plastic Microbeads?

And what the H E double hockey sticks are microbeads anyway? According to the ABC News report you can watch below, these plastic toothpaste microbeads are made from one of the world’s most common forms of plastic. That material, used to make plastic bottles, is used for color in some toothpaste, and is approved by […]