1. How to Floss With Braces

    Flossing every day is particularly important while wearing braces. If you’re an adolescent or an adult who recently got metal braces, you might wonder how to floss or whether you should even try. The risk of developing a cavity goes up due to food particles that get trapped in the braces, bands, and wires in your mouth. The end result of not flossing could be plaque buildup and gingivitis. Spending a little extra time on dental care if you’re a patient or the parent of one can pay off in a wonderful smile when those braces are removed. Orthodontists are fitting children as young as 7 with …Read More

  2. Question of the Week: Should I Floss Before or After Brushing?

    You should already know how important flossing is to your oral health, but have you ever wondered when it’s best to floss – as in before or after brushing? We get to the bottom of this common question here. Click to read more: Flossing plays a big part of taking care of your teeth and gums. Specifically, flossing helps remove plaque and food debris from the areas between your teeth that the toothbrush can’t adequately reach. And dental professionals recommend that you incorporate flossing into your home oral care routine at least once per day. Yes, flossing is important – but have you …Read More

  3. How Long Should You Brush Your Teeth?

    Brushing is important to oral health and oral hygiene, but do you ever wonder just exactly how long you should be brushing for each day? We take a look at the best brushing times for getting the cleanest teeth in our latest post. If you don’t brush for long enough, who’s to say you’re getting your teeth clean enough? Fact is if you’re not brushing for long enough (and not brushing right) your teeth may suffer. But just how long should you brush your teeth for? One minute? Two minutes? Five minutes? We get to the bottom of things in this post: How Long Should I Brush? You’ve probably …Read More

  4. Worst Foods For Teeth: Make Sure To Brush After Eating These Foods

    By now, we all know the basic recipe for healthy pearly whites, including regular brushing and flossing, and a diet rich in teeth-healthy foods. Wh at we might not realize is how some food choices can contribute to the wear and tear of teeth. So what makes a food bad for your smile? Dr. Stephen, D.D.S.,  dentist in Designer Smiles Dentistry, explains  that bacteria living in the mouth burn sugars in order to live. The byproduct of this burning is acid — which dissolves tooth enamel and causes cavities. In general, foods that are both sticky and sugary are bad for the teeth. That’s becaus…Read More