Archive for May, 2012

Which Toothbrush Is Right For You

The electric toothbrush has become very popular in recent years; some even say it provides superior dental care.  But how does it actually compare to manual brushing?  Manual toothbrushes are inexpensive and very accessible.  Some dentists even give them away.  Manual toothbrushes are also easier to travel with than electric toothbrushes.  It seems the electric […]

Choosing a Dentist

It is very important to make an informed decision when choosing your Dentist.  When making that decision, here are some tips to consider, to make sure you find the perfect fit.  Is the dentist close to your home or job?  Is it easy to get the appointment times you need to fit your schedule?  Always […]

Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is a very serious disease that could have long term effects to your dental health.  Periodontal disease, better known as gum disease has symptoms that you need to be aware of: – Gums that bleed during brushing, flossing, or even eating. -Gums that feel swollen or tender to the touch -Persistent bad breath […]

Canker Sores

At some point, many of us have suffered from canker sores, which should not be confused with cold sores or fever blisters.  Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and usually occur on or around the lips.  Canker sores are small, painful, red bordered ulcers with a white or yellowish base.  They occur inside […]