What Are Canker Sores?

Have you ever had a small, painful sore in your mouth or base of the gums? This is called a canker sore, or “aphthous ulcer”. Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not contagious, they stay inside the mouth, and usually goes away within a few days or weeks. They can show up on the inside of the lips, cheeks, tongue,... read more »

Oral Health Care Items to Keep in Your First Aid Kit

Injuries and emergencies can happen in your mouth just like any other part of your body. At the same time, there are a few everyday oral healthcare related items you can keep in your first aid kit to help you manage oral emergencies quickly and easily. Waxed dental floss is very helpful for getting stuck objects free from between teeth... read more »

Restore Your Smile with Dentures

What do new dentures feel like? Your new dentures may feel a little strange or loose for a few weeks. Over time, the muscles of the cheeks and tongue will learn to keep them in place. Minor irritation or soreness may occur, as well as an increase in saliva flow. This is normal and these problems will go away as... read more »

All You Need to Know About Jaw Pain

Jaw pain is something that can keep you up at night, bother you during the day, and make eating difficult. It is extremely inconvenient and painful, and it needs to be treated right away. What are common symptoms of jaw pain? Some common symptoms of jaw pain include earaches, neck aches, toothaches, headaches, pain when biting, trouble opening and closing... read more »

Using Dental Tape

Dental tape is a relatively new product to appear on the oral hygiene product landscape. In many ways dental tape is similar very similar to dental floss. The tape is essentially a small ribbon made of woven nylon threads. And just like dental floss, it comes in waxed and unwaxed varieties with different flavor options. Many people prefer dental tape... read more »

Bad Breath: What Can You Do?

Do you worry about bad breath? Do you know what you can do to counter this problem? While it’s normal to experience bad breath—everyone does occasionally—it isn’t a pleasant experience. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do. One thing you can try is avoiding foods such as garlic and onions. Substances in these foods can work their way... read more »

Advice From the American Dental Association

Many people know that the American Dental Association knows what they are talking about when it comes to oral health. Over the years, the ADA has put oral care first among their patients since 1859. Today, the American Dental Association now states that more than157,000 dentists are part of the organization. When it comes to your oral health it’s important... read more »

Eating After Root Canal Therapy

In reality, root canals aren’t nearly as bad as people think. In fact, most patients who have had root canal therapy aren’t too worried if they’re told they need another. Still, your teeth could be extremely sensitive right after your treatment, and there are a few things you should do to keep your smile safe. Of course, we recommend following... read more »

Dealing with Tinnitus

Are you bothered by a ringing, clicking, hissing, roaring, or buzzing in your ear? Do you sometimes hear these sounds when things are otherwise silent? If you hear any of these sounds, you may be suffering from tinnitus. Generally, tinnitus is more annoying than it is dangerous, but it can lead to a variety of problems, such as fatigue, difficulty... read more »