oral hygiene

Does the Kind of Toothbrush You Use Matter?

When it comes to oral health, brushing and flossing (or otherwise cleaning between your teeth and at the gum line) are a must. Sometimes, though, it can be easy for a lot of us to rush or even neglect. It’s a tendency that can start young, as a recent study reminds,...

What You Want (and Don’t Want) in a Toothpaste

Patients regularly ask us what kind of toothpaste they should use. Of course, truth be told, you don’t really need toothpaste at all. The mechanical action of brushing is the main way that plaque gets removed. Toothpaste just makes it a little easier, providing some...

Psyching Yourself Out of a Healthy Mouth?

If the state of your mouth is getting you down, you’re not alone. According to a recent Children’s Dental Health Project survey, more than 40% of people “believe they have little or no control over whether they get a cavity.” If you fall into that 40%, this post is...