What is Dental Anxiety?

Fear of the dentist, otherwise known as dental fear, dental anxiety, or dental phobia, is a common problem for many people. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find thorough advice on how to deal with it. The worst part about dental anxiety is that it often turns an irrational fear into a truly problematic experience.…

What is Hydroxyapatite Toothpaste?

A new kind of toothpaste has come onto the scene, challenging fluoride’s #1 seat at the cavity-defense table. But does hydroxyapatite (HAp) really work to protect and strengthen teeth? Is it safe? Should you use it? If you’re done with fluoride and ready to move onto something better and fluoride-free, this is the toothpaste for…

What is Gum Disease?

From a simple case of bleeding gums to painful gum recession, gum disease is a problem that you need to deal with as soon as possible. There are a few very common signs of periodontal disease to look for in your daily routine. These signs of gum disease may be signals that your gum health…

Toothache Remedies

Toothache pain can be a minor annoyance to a major disruption of life. While your dentist is the only one who can identify severe tooth pain, there are many tooth pain remedies you can try at home for temporary relief. Depending on the cause of your toothache, certain remedies are likely to work better. For…

Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene

Chances are you’ve been learning about the benefits of good oral hygiene since you were first introduced to a toothbrush as a child. We all know brushing our teeth should be a part of our daily routine, but the benefits of good oral hygiene go far beyond fresh breath. Good oral hygiene is the number…

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

  Most dentists, and the American Dental Association (ADA), recommend changing your toothbrush every 3 months. Over time, toothbrushes go through normal wear and tear and become less effective with removing plaque from teeth and gums. Studies have found that around 3 months is when the bristles break down and lose effectiveness. One other consideration…

Hard vs. Soft Toothbrushes

Today, there are several different toothbrush options, including toothbrushes with soft bristles and hard bristles. Learn about soft-bristled toothbrushes, why experts prefer them to hard-bristled toothbrushes, and distinguish between the soft bristle types. So which option is right for you? It can be overwhelming to choose. Let’s take a closer look at the available types:…

What is a Cavity?

  One in four adults have cavities, and more than half of teenagers in the US have had cavities. Oral health is often taken for granted, but it is an essential part of our everyday lives. It’s never too late to take control of your oral health and prevent dental problems. Many people have cavities,…