If you’ve ever been told that you grind your teeth at night, or if you’ve woken up with a painful jaw, it’s worth having a conversation with your dentist about a night guard. Your dentist will be able to help you determine which night guard is right for you based on your symptoms and the severity. Today we’re going to cover exactly what night guards are, what they do, and the reasons you may need one. We’ll also cover what the process for having a custom night guard made.
As more people are becoming aware of the negative effects that added sugar has on our bodies, the popularity of sugar substitutes has continued to rise. One of the more popular alternatives to added sugar is xylitol, a sugar alcohol. Xylitol tastes just like sugar, but with fewer calories and some added health benefits. Today we’re going to cover what exactly xylitol is, and how you can use this sugar substitute to protect your pearly whites and your gums!
We know that having a dental hygiene routine keeps our oral health in check, but aside from daily brushing and flossing, should our routine include any other steps? Should you be using a daily mouthwash? Today we’re going to cover the different types of mouthwash, what they do, and the positives and negatives associated with usage.
Have you ever stopped to consider what’s actually causing you bad breath? Maybe it’s the sautéed onions you had for lunch, the iced coffee you drank on the way to work, or maybe it’s something a little more serious. Today we’re going to uncover the most common causes of bad breath, and how to treat them.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year (over 70% being men). Early detection is key to effective oral cancer treatments, so it’s important to make regularly scheduled check-ups with your dentist. Today we’re going to walk through the causes, symptoms, and treatments for oral cancer.