How to Avoid Gum Disease

Oral bacteria which is not removed daily with a good brushing and flossing routine can lead to inflammation of the gum tissue--or gingivitis. If this bacteria is left in the mouth, it creates toxins that irritate sensitive gum tissue, which you might notice because it can cause your gums to swell and bleed when you brush and floss. You can... read more »

Taming the Monster in Your Mouth: Plaque!

The mouth is a fascinating work of anatomy. It is home to teeth and gums, tongue and throat bacteria! Lots and lots of bacteria. For the average adult, anywhere from 100 to 200 species of bacteria may live in your mouth. And even those who take good care of their teeth, will likely have 1,000 to 100,000 bacteria on every tooth surface! Many... read more »

This Halloween, Don’t Scare Yourself With a Lost Retainer

One of the happiest times in your child’s growing years is after wearing their braces faithfully, and taking extra good care of their teeth during the orthodontia, the day comes when the brackets come off and they can finally see the results of all that hard work! To ensure that those beautiful pearly whites stay in their hard-won places, the... read more »