Are You Thankful for Your Healthy Smile?

The acid in your mouth makes you prone to enamel decay, tooth sensitivity, cavities and tooth loss. This is because plaque and calculus--which forms on your teeth around the gum line--can lead to gum disease, loose teeth and eventual tooth loss, bad breath, pain and swelling in the gums, and bleeding gums. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause... 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 »