How to Get Your Caffeine Fix Without Staining Your Teeth

If you want to whiten your teeth before the holidays, there are a few steps you need to take and a few things you need to avoid. Talk to your dentist about healthy teeth whitening procedures; avoid over the counter bleaches and DIY creams. Keep up a healthy teeth-cleaning regimen; don’t overstress your teeth with…

3 Things You Can Do About Bad Breath Besides Brushing Your Teeth

Ideally, you want to get the bottom of your halitosis. Persistent bad breath can be a symptom of a lingering dental problem or an even more serious medical problem. But during the course of your day-to-day life, sometimes you just need a quick fix to keep going. Here are three things to help with bad…

Unexpected Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular Disorder, more commonly known as TMJ, is characterized by pain in the jaw. The pain may be accompanied by popping or clicking noises, as well as a restricted range of movement. While these symptoms are what most people would expect to produce a TMJ disorder diagnosis, there are many unexpected symptoms also. If you…

When to Seek Professional Help For TMJ Disorder

For many people, the troublesome symptoms caused by TMJ disorder are temporary and can be managed with self-care and over-the-counter medications. However, those with longer-term and more severe symptoms should see a dentist for treatment. A dentist can provide a night guard if you grind your teeth while sleeping, as well as prescribe muscle relaxers…

6 Natural Remedies For Bad Breath

Bad breath is inconvenient and embarrassing. We’ve all experienced that one boss, teacher, or friend that you stand inconspicuously far away from to avoid the smell. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is most commonly caused by an imbalance of mouth bacteria and can sometimes be an indicator of other internal medical conditions. It can…

Struggling with Bad Breath? Four Things You Need to Do

You think you’ve tried it all to combat your bad breath. You avoid garlic, you chew gum, or pop a mint in your mouth. These tactics may work for a short period of time, but oftentimes just mask the problem. If you struggle with bad breath there’s likely something else going on. Read our top…

3 Causes of Bad Breath You Didn’t Know About

3 Common Causes of Bad Breath that You Didn’t Know About Did that garlic in last night’s spaghetti have your breath smelling really bad the next morning? Or maybe your newest prescription medicine has left a bad taste in your mouth? No matter the cause, many people will experience bad breath at some point in…

Is It Safe to Whiten Your Teeth When You’re Pregnant?

Pregnancy can make you question everything. And there’s a good reason for that: each trimester of pregnancy impacts the overall health of your mouth. Morning sickness can erode your teeth’s enamel. Dry mouth and dietary changes can increase your risk of tooth decay. Even hormonal changes have an impact on your gum’s sensitivity. So when it…

Is Red Wine Good or Bad for Teeth?

Red wine has been an on-again, off-again interest in the health community. It’s always in the center of a debate about heart disease. Scientists and dieticians discuss its relative merits as a source of antioxidants and polyphenols. But red wine adds empty calories to your diet and could increase your risks of some cancers. But the…

Don’t Stain Your Smile: 3 Foods to Avoid This Fall

Every season has their own array of foods that can start to stain your smile. Summer has a lot of brightly colored and acidic fruits. Iced coffees and cold sodas are daily drinks. Even popsicles and energy drinks have a lot of coloring that starts to wear away the white in your smile. As summer turns…