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Hygiene

Rewriting History With Teeth

After discovering a rare and expensive pigment in the dental plaque of a woman who lived some time between the 11th and 12th century, researchers at Ohio State University are rewriting history. Published in the journal Science Advances, the study hoped to provide a reimagined picture of the 11th century, the role of women, and [...]

By |February 6th, 2019|Gum Disease, Hygiene, Tooth Trivia|Comments Off on Rewriting History With Teeth

Brushing Away High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension affects nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States, totalling nearly 75 million Americans. What’s worse is that nearly one third of those 75 million may not know they have it, putting them at greater risk for stroke or heart attack. According to a new study conducted out of [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|Gum Disease, Hygiene|Comments Off on Brushing Away High Blood Pressure

Bacteria and Your Oral Health

It’s only within the last twenty-years that we’ve discovered just how important bacteria is to our bodies. The human “microbiome,” as it is often referred, has bacteria that outnumber human cells nearly 10 to 1. In fact, if someone were to collect all of our bacteria into a bucket, it would weigh between three and [...]

By |June 21st, 2018|Gum Disease, Hygiene|Comments Off on Bacteria and Your Oral Health

How to Floss With Braces

Brushing your teeth twice a day is a good start, but it can’t be the whole of your process. Flossing is a crucial part of your at-home oral hygiene routine. Studies have shown that flossing reduces your risk of tooth decay and prevents gum disease and gum inflammation. But despite the health benefits that flossing [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Braces, Hygiene, Invisalign|Comments Off on How to Floss With Braces

3 Ways to Fight Bad Breath

There’s little more embarrassing than having bad breath, particularly in social or professional situations where you’re interacting with people in close quarters. Bad breath can sour a date or make a meeting uncomfortable, not to mention that most people don’t enjoy the self consciousness and foul taste in the mouth that accompanies it. And if [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|Bad Breath, Gum Disease, Home Remedy, Hygiene, Root Canal|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Fight Bad Breath