Chewing Your Food Could Protect Against Infection

“Chew your food!” This is a phrase likely to have been heard by many of us during childhood. According to a new study, we would be wise to take that advice. Researchers have found that chewing food prompts the release of an immune cell that can protect...

When to Talk to Your Dentist About Sensitive Teeth

If you’re one of the estimated 40 million Americans who have sensitive teeth, it’s important to talk to your dentist. Here’s what to expect. Many people experience some degree of tooth sensitivity. A study published in the March 2013 issue of The Journal of the...

Gum disease: It’s Not Just About Your Teeth!

Everyone knows that their teeth require regular brushing, flossing and dental cleaning to keep them healthy. Of course, that doesn’t always mean they act on that knowledge. And they may not know that these recommendations are primarily directed at keeping their...

Why Your Toothache May Have Nothing To Do With Your Teeth

More people are complaining about tooth pain, but dentists say it may have nothing to do with your teeth. Crazy as it may seem, several local dentists say they’re tracing the toothaches back to the flowers on the trees. It’s a symptom of springtime. Pollen takes...

You’re Probably Forgetting To Brush This Part Of Your Teeth

Despite most of us thinking that we’re brushing our teeth correctly or flossing frequently enough, dentist visits are often full of surprises. Irritation, cavities, gingivitis ― the list of our maladies goes on and on. It’s always important to go back to basics and...

Bad Breath

What causes it and what to do about it. Do you frequently have a bad taste in your mouth? Do people step back from you when you are talking or offer you mints or chewing gum? If so, you could be suffering from halitosis, a chronic condition of having...