Caring for my teeth

Why are my teeth so important? Your teeth vary in shape and size depending on where they are in your mouth. These differences allow the teeth to do many different jobs. Teeth help us to chew and digest food. They help us to talk, and to pronounce different sounds clearly. Finally, teeth help to give…

What Causes Cavities: Formation And Prevention

Many people wonder what causes cavities; they want to know how to avoid this common problem that leads to discomfort, pain and tooth loss. Cavities result from tooth decay, a process involving multiple stages. According to the Mayo Clinic, it begins when bacteria inflicts damage on the hard surface of the teeth, and the destruction will…

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!