Dental Hygiene

What HPV Can Do to Harm Your Oral Health

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in the US, with an estimated 14 million new cases every year. There are over 40 types of HPV, with most being cleared from the body by your immune system, without causing health issues. However, some types of HPV negatively affect the mouth and throat.…

Is Nail-biting at Any Age Harmful to the Teeth?

Biting your nails not only makes your hands unsightly, but can also cause harm to your fingers and cuticles, as well as your teeth. Nail-biting is a habit often developed in childhood, with an estimated 60 percent of children and 45 percent of teenagers who bite their nails. Although nail-biting is less common in adults,…

Dangers of Not Getting a Toothache Checked Out

Whether it’s an urgent dental emergency or minor temporary pain, a toothache is not a symptom you want to let linger. For any tooth pain lasting more than a couple of days, please contact our office immediately. With proper oral care habits, most patients only need an office visit twice a year. However, those with…

How to Pick Out the Perfect Toothpaste for Your Needs

So many choices – whitening, tartar control, minty fresh – can make picking the perfect toothpaste for your needs a little overwhelming. However, the most important characteristic of your toothpaste is its effectiveness at fighting plaque and cavities with a form of dentifrice, such as paste, gel, or liquid. Next, your toothpaste should contain fluoride…

Comparing Traditional Floss to a Water Flosser

Flossing is an important step in your daily oral care routine, because floss is able to reach the places toothbrushes simply can’t. When food is left between the teeth after brushing, bacteria can still grow and with enough time cause tooth decay. Flossing isn’t only important for your teeth’s health, but your gum health as…

How to End Bad Breath

More than half of Americans today suffer from bad breath, according to the American Dental Association. Even if you don’t regularly eat garlic and onions (the most common offenders), you may still suffer from bad breath. Luckily, simple techniques can help you eliminate it. Keep up Your Dental Hygiene Brushing your teeth at least twice…

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