Professional Teeth Whitening Safest Choice for Brighter Smile

women smile more than men

An attractive smile helps make a positive first impression, but for someone with stained or discolored teeth, smiling can be embarrassing. Insecurity with one’s smile and a hesitance to smile makes a person seem unapproachable and have a negative impact on their life. Fortunately, teeth whitening can help brighten a smile back to its former glow and restore a person’s … Read More

Why Food and Drink Taste Odd After Brushing Teeth

Toothpaste makes food taste funny

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is an essential part of maintaining great oral hygiene, but have you ever noticed how certain foods and drinks taste off after your morning brush? You may think it’s just the toothbrush flavor not mixing well with your orange juice or toast, but there’s more to it than that. Ingredients in toothpaste … Read More

Dealing with Dental Emergencies

Dealing with dental emergencies

Even when someone takes proper care of their teeth and wears a mouth guard during sports, oral accidents can happen and have unpleasant results. As they’re called “accidents” they’re difficult to prevent, but it’s a good idea to be prepared for the common dental mishaps and issues that may lead to permanent damage without proper treatment. Lost permanent tooth If … Read More

New Potential Treatment for Gum Disease

Gum Disease Research

When parasitic bacteria build up below the gum line, it can result in gum disease. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease or periodontitis, damages gums, teeth and bones and if left untreated, leads to a more severe immune reaction that can damage tissues. Fortunately, University of Louisville researchers now have a better understanding of how bacteria build up and colonize … Read More

Fresh Breath for Valentine’s Day and Every Day

Fresh Breath

Although having a healthy smile and fresh breath should be a year-round priority, more people think about it during special holidays like Valentine’s Day. Planning a romantic evening with someone you care about means that you’ll want fresh breath for those up close moments. The holiday is a perfect opportunity to start a fresh breath routine you can continue every … Read More

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Continuing research has uncovered possible links between infections of the gums and other diseases that affect the body. One of the more recent potential links discovered by research indicates a connection between gum disease and heart (cardiovascular) disease. Some studies indicate that gum disease could be a more serious risk factor for heart disease than other health factors including gender, … Read More