What to Expect When Visiting Your Dentist Twice a Year

Are you about to visit your dentist for a six-month checkup? If so, our Lifetime Dentistry dental team would be happy to help you prepare for your appointment. That way you will feel as calm and comfortable in the dental chair as possible. To help you prepare, we would like to explain the process of your appointment. At the beginning... read more »

You Need to Brush Daily

Do you really need to brush twice a day? Or is that just something the dentist says to scare us? No, you really do need to brush twice daily. Doing so ensures that you have the best oral health possible, but there's more it than just that. A lot of people are told to brush twice a day, but not... read more »

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 »

Powered Brushing and Flossing Options

Did you know that maintaining your oral hygiene could be the most important thing you can do for your oral health—arguably even more important than visiting your dentist. Please don’t misunderstand; you still need to visit your dentist regularly, about once every six months. But, if you struggle to brush or floss, what should you do? One important thing you... read more »

3 Reasons to Brush Up on Oral Care

With the holidays fast approaching it’s easy for people to lose track of important tasks. Oral hygiene is essential to a healthy smile and often over looked. With sugar on the rise, cavities are not far behind, which can lead to poor oral health. That is why it’s more important than ever to maintain proper oral care so you don’t... read more »