Critical Link: Dental Care and Blood Pressure

Critical Link: Dental Care and Blood Pressure

Believe it or not, there is a critical link between your dental care and blood pressure. Hypertension, the clinical term for high blood pressure, is one of America’s most prevalent cardiovascular conditions. Still, we rarely hear about oral health consequences...
Causes and Cures for Tooth Nerve Pain

Causes and Cures for Tooth Nerve Pain

Tooth nerve health is essential. You use your teeth every day, from smiling to chewing to talking. Teeth are an integral part of your everyday life, and because of this, they’re prone to injury. When you damage a tooth, it usually causes tooth nerve pain and...
What’s the Big Deal About Tongue Scraping?

What’s the Big Deal About Tongue Scraping?

You might have heard your dentist mention that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once. In fact, you probably remember your dentist saying this for as long as you’ve been seeing the dentist! A lesser-known hygienic habit that helps...
The Delicious Truth About Chewing Gum

The Delicious Truth About Chewing Gum

Chewing gum has been around in one form or another since ancient civilization. In Sweden, scientists discovered 9,000-year-old birch bark tar with the dental impressions of both children and adults. Ancient Greeks chewed mastic over 2,000 years ago, and Native...
Yikes! Gum Disease, Gingivitis, Periodontitis, Now What?

Yikes! Gum Disease, Gingivitis, Periodontitis, Now What?

Everyone’s mouth is full of bacteria. Consequently, we need to brush twice daily and floss to remove it or we set the stage for gum disease. If the bacterial is allowed to build up, it will create a sticky film on the teeth. In the long run, that film can cause plaque...