What Is Gum Disease?

What happens when you don’t brush and floss every day? Besides having bad breath, neglecting your daily brushing and flossing will allow oral bacteria to build up and inflame your gum tissue. When this happens you will be feeling the effects of early gum disease, or gingivitis. If oral bacteria is not regularly removed, it develops into a sticky film... read more »

Don’t Let Bad Breath Cramp Your Smile!

There are many reasons your breath may smell bad, including the food and medications you consume. Following is a breakdown of some of the things that can cause chronic bad breath, or halitosis, and what you can do to help prevent this condition. Do you smoke? If you smoke tobacco, it can leave a lingering aftertaste in the mouth, particularly... read more »

Teaching Your Child Oral Habits to Last a Lifetime

Beginning in infancy, teach your child the importance of healthy oral habits. Start by cleaning your baby’s gums with a clean cloth moistened with plain water. When teething starts, gently clean newly emerging teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush, adding a tiny dab of toothpaste when they are about 12 months. As they grow, there are things you can do to... read more »