Your toothbrush is your first line of defense in the prevention of plaque and bacterial growth. Taking proper care and replacing your toothbrush when needed will help you maintain your oral health. This applies equally to toothbrush heads on electric toothbrushes. Your toothbrush should be changed whenever it becomes worn or frayed. This can change […]
Your smile says a lot about you. Having a healthier smile can improve your overall health and increase your confidence. Maintaining a healthy smile requires diligence. With regular visits to Raleigh Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry and the right daily routine, you can keep your teeth & gums healthy and reduce your chances of developing problems […]
Why is it Important to Keep Your Gums Healthy? Total oral hygiene, including healthy gums, can have a major effect on your overall health. Studies have shown that poor oral hygiene can have a negative effect on organs like your heart and lungs. Healthy oral hygiene practices can even help reduce your chance of getting […]
Proper dental hygiene is important for your overall health. Gum disease, tooth decay, and oral infections can lead to serious health issues. Poor dental hygiene can also cause bad breath and tooth discoloration. The key to great dental hygiene is establishing good habits. Long-term proper dental hygiene can keep your teeth healthy and bright throughout […]
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are a relatively simple procedure for anyone looking to improve the strength and/or appearance of their teeth. Discolored, sensitive, and damaged teeth can make eating and drinking difficult, as well as cause you to feel self conscious about your appearance. Adding a crown can result in higher confidence and […]
We all understand that flossing is one of the most important components of a good oral health routine, however, there are many common flossing mistakes we can all be guilty of making and that could be causing serious damage to our teeth and gums. Avoiding flossing or flossing incorrectly can actually undermine your health in […]
The treatment for dry mouth highly depends on what’s causing it in the first place. People who suffer from this condition have a reduced salivary flow in their mouth that causes dryness, difficulty swallowing and speaking, as well as aversion to eating certain foods such as acidic, crunchy or spicy foods. The reasons for suffering […]
Most of us think we know how to brush our teeth, as we’ve been doing it since we were kids and almost automatically, but the truth is that there are many common brushing mistakes we make without even realizing it, negatively affecting our oral health. The main problem with brushing incorrectly is that it allows […]
Bad breath can happen to anyone, but that doesn’t mean there are not any ways to avoid it. The first thing to do when suffering from halitosis is to identify the cause. There could be a wide range of factors, such as a dry mouth, gum disease, tooth decay, smoking and even the consumption of […]
There’s much more to a healthy mouth than just brushing your teeth and flossing everyday. In fact, there may be a few unhealthy habits you’re falling into without realizing that can be contributing to tooth damage. This is why we have gathered 5 common habits that are hurting your teeth in order for you to […]
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