Concerning data from the American Dental Association indicates that only 16% of Americans floss their teeth daily. If you belong to the other 84%, the simple truth is that you need to start flossing. If you're already flossing, you want to be certain that you're doing the job correctly. Lots of people floss regularly, but don't engage in habits that optimize this task — and that can be nearly as bad as not flossing at all. [Read More]
Are You Flossing Correctly?
When it comes to caring for your teeth, flossing is one of the things you can't ignore. When you floss correctly, you have less dental disease and your dental cleanings are more successful. When you don't floss correctly, your dentist can tell. Here are ways you can tell if you're flossing the right way, as well as tips for correct flossing so your next dental checkup is a major success. [Read More]
Three Somewhat Common Medical Conditions That Affect Your Dental Health
People tend to think of dental health as an aside to their overall health. Perhaps this is because you see a dentist for tooth care and a general practitioner to care for the rest of your body. But your dental health and overall health are more closely linked than you might think. Certain conditions can have a profound impact on your dental health and the way you must care for your teeth. [Read More]
How To Take Better Care Of Your Dentures
If you have several missing teeth or if you suffer from a lot of oral decay, then your dentist may suggest a variety of options including dentures. But what are dentures? Dentures are a set of artificial teeth that sit over your gums and act as traditional teeth; allowing you to chew and preventing your bones from decaying. To help you take good care of your dentures, this article will list a few things that you should (and shouldn't do). [Read More]