Just 31 percent of adults use mouthwash, despite its numerous oral health benefits. Mouthwash maintains oral hygiene and delivers active ingredients — chlorhexidine, alcohol, fluoride, and methyl salicylate, for example — to the teeth. But just how beneficial is mouthwash? And how can it improve your teeth and gums?
Month: June 2017
Millions of Americans have dental X-rays every year. You probably had X-rays the last time you went to the dentist, but why exactly are X-rays so vital?
A tooth extraction is the complete removal of a tooth from your mouth. While a tooth extraction certainly isn’t ideal, we do everything possible to ensure that you’re comfortable. First, let’s start with four of the most common reasons you might need a tooth extraction.
When trauma happens to your teeth or mouth, it’s natural to want to seek emergency help. However, the emergency room is not always the first place you should go.
While nothing is as good as your natural teeth, a dental crown is an investment and one of the best restorative options in dental care.
Usually, children lose all of their baby teeth by the age of 13. This process is a normal part of growing up: Baby teeth fall out and permanent "adult teeth" grow in during these formative years.
Teeth don't wait around for your regular dental visit to act up. When a dental problem comes up in between your regularly scheduled checkups, you need to determine whether it can wait for an opening in the dentist's calendar or if you require emergency dental services.
Dollar stores offer a wide variety of household goods for much lower prices than grocery or department stores. When you're on a tight budget, spending more than a dollar on toothpaste may seem like a waste. However, you may get more than you bargained for if you don't pay close attention.
Meeting with a dentist for the first time can be a daunting experience. Up to 15 percent of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of fear and anxiety, and visiting a new dental practice could increase the stress. Knowing what to expect at a new dentist appointment can alleviate any fears you have. Here are five things that will happen.