Should you be using an electric toothbrush?

Categories: General Dentistry
woman brushing teeth with electric toothbrush

When it comes to keeping teeth healthy and clean, does it really matter what kind of toothbrush you use, manual or electric? It may seem like the answer would be “no,” as long as you brush. However, there are some benefits to using an electric toothbrush over a manual one – read on for some more…

Why are my gums receding?

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Woman with gum inflammation, closeup

It can be quite a surprise when you look in the mirror one day and notice that you are seeing more tooth and less gums. It can be especially upsetting if you are someone who makes an extra effort to keep your teeth healthy. You may wonder why your gums are receding and what you can…

How serious is a tooth abscess?

Categories: General Dentistry
dental abscess at lower jaw of Southeast Asian

Taking good care of your teeth is always important, for your comfort, your overall health, and so you can have that gorgeous smile everyone loves to see every day. Another reason to make sure you take good care of your teeth is so you can avoid serious problems, such as a tooth abscess. But what exactly…

What is scaling and planing?

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Cheerful patient sitting in a dental chair and holding a mirror while smiling at the camera

“Scaling and planing” may not sound like something you would want any part of, especially when you find out it is something that happens at your dentist’s office. You may have visions of some sort of dental torture – but actually, scaling and planing is a common procedure and a very important part of good…

Is chewing gum bad?

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Young man at home

Chewing gum can help to freshen breath, and it can even help to relieve some boredom and stress. However, if you chew gum constantly, you may be wondering if this is a harmless habit or if it may be causing damage to your teeth and your health. Here are the good points and bad points…

Pregnant? Don’t Forget to Take Care of Your Teeth!

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It is understandable that when you are pregnant, some things you would normally do just don’t get done. You may not feel up to pulling weeds, fixing that leaky sink, or cleaning out the garage. And, you may feel like some things can just wait – you may not feel like going to the dentist…

Taking Care of Baby’s Teeth

Categories: General Dentistry

Taking care of teeth is important, but if you are fairly new to this “parenthood” thing, you may be wondering about when you should start teaching your child about good oral health. You know it is important to find a great dentist for the whole family, but what else do you need to know about…