The Best and Worst Foods for Healthy Teeth

Brush twice a day, floss often, use mouthwash…and eat? The secret to healthy teeth for life might be in the refrigerator. Certain foods can help prevent cavities and tooth decay, keep plaque (sticky bacteria filled-film that can cover the teeth and gums) at bay, and even freshen breath. Read on to learn how to impress the dentist by incorporating tooth-friendly…

Six Myths About Oral Health And Overall Health

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “at least you have your health.” Maybe you’ve uttered it yourself. It’s usually said in an effort to make the best out of a less-desirable situation, though there’s some truth behind it. Serious conditions such as heart disease, cancer, ALS, Type II diabetes and mental illness usually grab headlines in…

How to Save Money at the Dentist

More Americans have dental coverage than they did 20 years ago, but their spending on dental visits is significantly higher, according to a recent report from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that tallied survey data from 1996 to 2015. Read more from Consumer Reports!

What is Tooth Whitening?

Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening. Learn more from Colgate!

Can You Heal Cavity At Home?

You feel a sharp pain when you bite down or try to eat. You think it’s a cavity, but you’re not 100 percent sure. Your dentist can see you, but it will be a few days. Meanwhile, you want relief and a solution now. The big question you have is, can you heal cavity pain at home, without…

Benefits Of X-Rays Outweigh Risks

A recent report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that low-doses of radiation from medical and dental X-rays, natural and other manmade sources pose some risk for cancer but that risk is small and shouldn’t keep people from seeking care. Learn more from Colgate!

Deep Cleaning Your Teeth: When To Do It

Deep cleaning your teeth might sound like something you should do after you’ve missed a few visits to the dentist or eaten a particularly sticky, messy meal. A deep cleaning is actually a specific procedure performed by your dental hygienist to treat gum and periodontal disease. It’s often completed because a person has not had…