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Oral Hygiene and COVID-19

Oral Hygiene and COVID-19

In an article published in the British Dental Journal volume 228 no. 12, researchers have identified a possible connection between the oral microbiome and COVID-19 complications. The oral microbiome refers to the colonies of bacteria that reside in your teeth, gums,...

Dental DIY Don’ts

Dental DIY Don’ts

Some things should not be do it yourself (DIY), and dentistry is one of those things. With accessibility and affordability being the main appeal of at-home or direct-to-consumer dentistry, we understand why these alternatives seem like a good idea. However, not all...

Does A Healthy Mouth Mean A Healthy Heart?

Does A Healthy Mouth Mean A Healthy Heart?

Research has shown the connection between oral health and heart health. People who have poor oral health pose a higher risk of having cardiovascular problems. Studies have linked periodontal disease (gum disease) to numerous health conditions including heart attack...

How Dirty Is Your Toothbrush?

How Dirty Is Your Toothbrush?

Did you know that the average toothbrush can contain more than 10 million bacteria, including E. coli and Staph? Did you also know that you can avoid the spread of those germs by regularly cleaning your toothbrush? It is recommended that you change your toothbrush or...

How To Conduct An Oral Cancer Self-Exam

How To Conduct An Oral Cancer Self-Exam

Every year in April, Oral Cancer Awareness Month helps bring attention to the disease and highlights the importance of regular oral cancer screenings. Although it is recommended that your visit your dental team regularly for in-clinic exams, at-home oral cancer...

At-home Oral Healthcare Tips

At-home Oral Healthcare Tips

In these unprecedented times of staying at home and self-isolating, good at-home oral healthcare is even more important. Now that you can’t visit a professional for oral hygiene, it is up to you to make sure that your teeth, tongue, and gums get the best possible...

What is an Oral Abscess?

What is an Oral Abscess?

What is an oral abscess? An oral abscess is an infection at the root of the tooth or between the gum and the tooth. It’s a result of tooth decay and erosion, which is caused by cavities or poor oral health habits. An abscess creates a pocket of pus on the inside of...

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Mouth

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Mouth

Brushing, flossing, and rinsing is the trifecta of keeping your teeth and mouth healthy. But there is more to maintaining a healthy mouth for your overall health. There is more to keeping your teeth and gums healthy than ditching sticky sweets, soda, and smoking.  5...

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