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Tag: dental hygiene

The Importance of Using Fluoride

What is Fluoride? There has been a lot of conversation about fluoride and it’s affects. Basically, fluoride is described by the ADA as “nature’s cavity fighter, occurring naturally in varying amounts in water sources such as rivers, lakes and even oceans.”  We also know that fluoride is added to various dental products to improve dental […]

Choosing the Right Toothpaste

May 30, 2018
Uncategorized
Choosing the right toothpaste

Go shopping at any store to purchase toothpaste and you will likely find an aisle full of various options.  How do you begin to choose what toothpaste to use? It’s important to think about your individual dental needs to select the best option. Let’s start with the basics: Do you want a gel or paste?  […]

Understanding Gingivitis

December 27, 2017
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums (gingiva) and it also the early stage of gum disease.  Most often it occurs because a film of bacteria, also known as plaque, has accumulated on the teeth.  This is called Dental Plaque-induced Gingival disease. Plaque will build up around the teeth and cause the gums to swell.  […]

Inflammation and Your Health

Inflammation & Your Health

Chronic Inflammation   Inflammation is a natural, healthy response by your immune system to an attack on your body by injury or germs. Noticeable by the swelling, redness, heat & pain, it is the body’s way of protecting an area that is fighting infection.  However, when the infection is gone, inflammation should go away as […]