Watch TV While You Floss Your Teeth

One Simple Trick to Floss More Often

You are no different than most Americans when it comes to flossing. It just isn’t as easy as brushing your teeth. Only 25% floss regularly even though people who floss report having better oral health than everyone else. Why Don’t We Floss? There are two reasons we don’t floss regularly. We Hate Flossing We Forget […]

Cancer cell that could be mouth cancer

Who Finds Mouth Cancer? Your Dentist.

What is Mouth Cancer? Mouth cancer or oral cancer is just like other cancers which are caused by problems with cell replication resulting in tumors. Over 43,000 Americans (on average 118 per day) will be diagnosed with mouth cancer this year. Unfortunately, many of them will already have advanced cancer when the disease is found. While […]

Teeth Cleanings at Home and the Dentist Office

Answers to Your Top 5 Teeth Cleaning Questions

What is Teeth Cleaning at the Dentist? Teeth cleanings are a routine procedures that are part of every regular dental checkup. When you schedule a regular 6-month checkup, your appointment will include a teeth cleaning and oral exam. Cleanings usually take less than half an hour. During this time, we remove plaque, tartar and sometimes even […]

Keeping Your Toothbrush in an upright holder is a good step in keeping it clean.

Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Want to keep your teeth healthy for a long time? So do we. So here are the top 5 things you can do to keep your smile looking great and your teeth free from problems for as long as possible. We’ll start with the obvious and move on to a few things that you might […]

Baby with first tooth ready to start dental care

When to Begin Dental Care

Dental Care starts with the First Tooth It is a question that many first-time parents ask. When to begin dental care for a baby? Ask around and you’ll get a lot of different answers. Sometimes you’ll be told as old as three years. Some dental office will recommend a one-year appointment. Here at Smiles by […]

mouthwash being used for good oral health

Should I use Mouthwash?

We’ve all wondered about this from time to time. Is mouthwash as important as brushing and flossing, or is it just something extra? How We Got Mouthwash Products It all started when a Dutch scientist named Antoni van Leeuwenhoek discovered bacteria and that bacteria existed in the mouth. Eventually a german company created the first […]

Keeping Your Toothbrush in an upright holder is a good step in keeping it clean.

Proper Toothbrush Care

You may have seen the headlines or heard about the number of germs on your toothbrush from news reports. Or you may have seen the MythBusters toothbrush test on TV, where they checked on whether your toilet is contaminating your toothbrush. Researchers in England and the United States have confirmed that your toothbrush is likely […]

Onions help kill mouth bacteria

Top 5 Foods to Kill Dental Bacteria

Brushing, flossing and using a mouth rinse remain the most effective ways to fight the bacteria that cause cavities and tooth decay. But if you want to go beyond the basics, studies have shown that some foods have anti-bacteria power. Just a word of warning though, just because the foods kill bacteria, doesn’t mean they’ll […]

Tooth Pain

When to See the Dentist for Tooth Pain

You’ve just taken a bite of your favorite food and felt a sudden sharp pain. Is this pain something you can ignore, or is it time to make a dentist appointment? The answer isn’t always simple, but there are some clues you can use to determine whether to pick up the phone right away or […]

The Truth About Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can be a mysterious problem that comes on suddenly. In many cases, short-term jaw pain is simply caused by overworking the joint. It is a similar injury to those you might get to a knee or elbow joint from exercising or playing sports. You may have done something you don’t usually do, like […]

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