Daily care for your teeth is absolutely necessary for maintaining good health and a great smile. While your toothbrush takes care of your teeth, you need to care for your toothbrush. Here are the basics in good toothbrush care.
Beauty begins at your mouth and specifically the foods that you’re putting into your mouth. Did you know that there are healthy foods that actually imitate a toothbrush and can improve your oral health? There’s plenty and we’ve researched some of the top healthy foods best for oral health.
Could your everyday habits be damaging your teeth? We use our teeth every day to eat, but those other things you use teeth for might be causing harm.
Electric toothbrushes are all over the place these days, but are they worth the extra cash, or is the buzz just hype? Turns out there are pros and cons to switching to electric.
In order to keep your dentures looking and feeling good, it is important to take excellent care of them. Here are some essential dos and don’ts.
Over-brushing, known as “tooth abrasion,” can lead to sensitive teeth and receding gums. Forceful brushing can wear down teeth and harm enamel.
Whether you had a traumatic experience as a kid, are afraid of pain caused by dental work, or fear a lack of control in a dentist chair, dental phobia is not uncommon.
At Dental Care Center locations, we will always try to make you feel relaxed and at ease. However, we understand that visiting your dentist isn’t exactly a trip to the spa.
Sore, swollen, or bleeding gums indicate an oral health issue, and in some cases gum disease. There are various causes of gum discomfort and several ways to avoid and treat them.
Finding the toothbrush that is right for you can be intimidating. One of the most significant choices our patients struggle with is whether they need an electric toothbrush or if they can get by with just an ordinary brush.
If you have a dull, constant headache or sore jaw when you wake up or if your partner/roommate tells you you’re making loud grinding noises in your sleep, you might be grinding your teeth without even realizing it. However, this sometimes unnoticeable activity could lead to very noticeable issues.
Even if you don’t know much about root canals, you have probably heard enough to hope you never need them. However, about 15 million root canals are performed each year, according to The American Association of Endodontists.
Maybe a huge piece of your front tooth has broken off and your speed dialing one of our dentists for a repair or maybe you have a small tooth fracture that you intend to just live with. Either way, a broken or chipped tooth could point to further damage in your mouth than what you may initially see or feel.
Most people want whiter teeth, but are all teeth whitening treatments safe? We review some of the over-the-counter options and in-office treatments for whiter teeth.
If you are one of the almost 30 million people in the U.S. living with diabetes, it’s important you know the facts on how your disease can impact the overall health of your teeth and gums.
While the occasional soda might be a fun treat with no real long-term effects, if you are a daily drinker of Diet Coke or another preferred soft drink, be warned that the rumors are true: your smile is going to suffer.
Finding the toothbrush that is right for you can be intimidating. One of the greatest choices our patients struggle with is whether they need an electric toothbrush or if they can get by with just an ordinary brush.
If you’re experiencing breath with a significantly worsening odor, we recommend visiting the Dental Care Center to investigate the source of your problem.
If you have lost one or more of your adult teeth, there is no need to worry. The professionals at the Dental Care Center are equipped to help you get your smile and your confidence back as soon as possible.
Why should I floss? A toothbrush can’t reach all of the plaque in between your teeth – that’s where flossing comes in.
Believe it or not there is a right and wrong way to brush your teeth. Here is how to properly brush so you can prevent serious damage to your teeth and gums.
With the recent concerns of the spread of COVID-19, Coronavirus, we at The Dental Care Center, wanted you to know that we are doing everything possible to keep our employees and you, our patients, safe while delivering the best dental experience possible.
Effective immediately through April 15th, the services offered by The Dental Care Center will only be available to those experiencing dental emergencies.
Our offices may be operating under a modified schedule so we ask that you contact our office to schedule an appointment. All non-emergency appointments will be scheduled after April 15th. If you currently have an appointment scheduled with us, a member of our team will contact you to reschedule.
We have a full team in place via phone or live chat to assist patients with scheduling future appointments.
We are monitoring and following all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which includes taking the necessary steps to reduce the threat of COVID-19 exposure to employees and patients. Rest assured that we ALWAYS employ the highest standards of disinfection and sterilization to protect our patients from any potential contamination or infection. These regular procedures have been supplemented in recent days due to added concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus. In addition to our usual procedures, we will perform infrared temperature screening for patients and team members effective immediately. We have also increased the frequency of cleaning duties to disinfect shared surfaces in the waiting room and around the office such as counters, doorknobs, and seating areas. We are requesting that patients limit the number of family members that accompany them to their appointment. We are also screening patients as they make appointments to try to identify high-risk individuals and carriers before they even enter our office.
At the Dental Care Center, we want our patients to feel confident that their safety is our top priority and that we are taking reasonable measures to make this office one of the least likely places to be exposed to this new threat.
We are committed to serving you and your families. You are our patients, part of our family, and together we will get through this situation.