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What to do about Tooth Ache

Toothache is a dreadful pain. Having that throbbing feeling of non-stop pain in your mouth that you can’t really soothe can be debilitating. Maybe you’re dealing with a sore and tender mouth, throbbing gums, and even headaches. Whatever the case may be, a toothache can be a sign of a serious problem and you should schedule an appointment with your Dentist to get it checked out. But until then, here are some things you can do at home to ease the pain. Try a Salt Water Rinse Swish around warm, salty water in your mouth. It helps! A good rule of thumb is to use a ½ teaspoon of salt for every 8 ounces of water. It doesn’t have to…Continue Reading

What to do Before Your Scheduled Teeth Cleaning

Most people have their teeth cleaned twice each year, and sometimes more frequently if problems arise. In order to get the most out of each of your dental cleanings, there are a few things you can do which will make the experience more productive and more beneficial for you. Don't bother brushing This may sound odd, but it's generally better if you don't brush your teeth before visiting your dentist. If you've recently had a meal before going to the office, it's likely that food will be caught somewhere in your teeth, and may still be there at the time of your cleaning. This will show your dentist exactly where your problem areas may be, and where food routinely would…Continue Reading

Bad Breath and How to Get Rid of It

Bad breath is a serious issue. According to Medical News Today, bad breath affects 1 in 4 people. That’s about 25% of the population. Having bad breath can cause stress, anxiety, embarrassment, and a lot of worry. Also known as halitosis, bad breath is mostly caused by poor oral hygiene. When food particles get stuck in your mouth for a significant amount of time, they can create bacteria that can produce unwanted smells. Couple that with poor hydration, it’s a recipe for disaster. Fortunately there are treatment options you can take to curb bad breath. As mentioned earlier, since poor hygiene is one of the most common causes of bad breath,  instituting a better oral hygiene routine can quickly nip…Continue Reading

Teeth and Diabetes – What You Don’t Know

Diabetes is a disease affecting over 29 million people in America. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes causes more deaths per year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. While there is much research involved in managing the disease, there is no cure. It affects your body’s ability to transport sugar from your blood to the cells in various parts of your body that need it for energy. Instead, the sugar just remains in your blood causing many problems with your organs, limbs, eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart, and even your mouth. Yes, even your mouth is affected by diabetes. The connection between teeth and diabetes is something most people are not even aware of. For example did you know that…Continue Reading

10 Ways To Improve Your Smile

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. It can brighten up someone’s day. It can change someone’s mood. It can help you obtain favor with people. A good smile can take you a long way. It carries happiness and joy. It communicates that you are confident in yourself and believe in what you are saying. Your best smile is important for your own self-esteem, your relationships, and your career or business endeavors. In fact, a smile is universal! Everyone understands a smile, even someone who doesn’t speak your language. Your smile is one of your biggest assets and it’s in your best interest to take care of it. Here are 10 ways to improve your…Continue Reading