Crown Lengthening to Boost Confidence

Oftentimes, people who have prominent gums are less likely to smile, laugh, and talk in public. A simple procedure such as crown lengthening can help someone to feel less anxious about their mouth in public settings. What is Crown Lengthening?Crown lengthening is a procedure performed by a dental professional. Most often this procedure is performed […]

Why Flossing is Important and 5 Reasons Why You Should Floss

We always stress to brush twice a day and floss regularly but did you wonder why flossing is such an important step to add to your dental routine? Flossing is key to removing the plaque and tartar between your teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach. About a whopping 40% of your teeths’ surface is not […]

Buck Teeth: What are they and what causes them?

Buck teeth are also known as an overbite or malocclusion [source]. This is when your front teeth are protruding over your lower teeth. There are various reasons why one’s front teeth could have an overbite, it can be caused by thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting or it can be hereditary. Depending on the severity of the protrusion, […]

Are E-cigarettes Bad for Your Teeth?

What is an E-cigarette? This is an electronic cigarette that simulates the traditional method of tobacco smoking. They come in many different shapes and sizes and are sometimes referred to as “e-cigs,” “vapes,” “vape pens” etc. Inside there is a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold a liquid that usually contains nicotine. […]

The Power of Sealants

Sealants

You regularly brush and floss your teeth. You also make sure to visit your dentist for your routine dental checkup. Yet, your teeth still get cavities. Your dentist may have suggested sealants for added protection to your oral health.  Dental sealants serve as a protective coating in liquid form placed on the teeth, specifically the […]

How To Make Your Dental Visit More Comfortable

Keeping your teeth healthy is not a challenge. There are a lot of things you need to do to ensure your dental health is at its healthiest state. For example, you need to practice proper dental hygiene with brushing and flossing daily. There are also foods and drinks you need to avoid so your teeth […]

How Dentists Repair a Chipped Tooth

chipped teeth

You might not have heard that your tooth’s enamel is the hardest tissue there is in your body. Did you know that biting hard food such as ice or hard candy can make your tooth cracked or give you a chipped tooth? If you fall hard, receive a blow on your face or bite down […]

Is Fluoride Really Important?

dentist holding up a tablet with fluoride information

According to the data from the FDI World Dental Federation, tooth decay affects almost all adults and about 60-90% of children in the world. While in the US, more than 16.9% of children, and 31.6% of adults are living with untreated dental caries. Tooth decay doesn’t just cause you many sleepless nights because of toothache, […]

Tongue Scraping – What It Is and What It Could Do For Your Hygiene

Tongue Scraping

We always heard of the importance of flossing and brushing our teeth. But were you ever told about tongue-scraping? Your tongue is a muscular organ that aids you in chewing and swallowing foods. And just like the teeth, this too can harbor bacteria and needs to be properly cleaned. And regardless of how you regularly […]

Get To Know Your Oral Microbiome

Oral Microbiome

As disgusting as it may sound, your mouth is home to hundreds of microorganisms. While there are about 34-72 species of bacteria in some people; there are also individuals that are host to more than 700 different strains,  with 50% of these have not been cultivated. Yes, your mouth is an ecosystem of bacteria and […]