The holiday season has arrived. Houses light up the night sky. Sales offers fill our mailboxes. Seasonal songs greet us everywhere we go.
Every time you open your mouth, it reveals some interesting and surprising things about you. Your dental hygienist and your dentist see much more than cavities and crowns. They are like experienced dental investigators, reading the evidence as they help you achieve optimal oral health.
Did you know that a healthy tongue is an essential part of your overall oral health? Your tongue is one of your mouth's most important defenses against bacteria and plaque. It also allows you to taste and swallow the foods you love, articulate words correctly, play instruments, (and even kiss). If your tongue is so important, how do you know if it's healthy?
If your gums bleed when you brush, you are not alone. It's possible that you are simply brushing too hard, but you should not ignore this critical symptom. It may point to a much more significant health concern – the beginning stages of gum disease.
Brushing your teeth is one of the most widespread daily habits in America. But what if we're not doing it right? What if we could brush more effectively for better oral health?
Daily brushing and flossing combined with regular professional dental cleanings from the DDC team are still the most effective way to keep your mouth healthy. However, according to the American Dental Association, therapeutic mouthrinses or mouthwashes can help improve your overall oral health.
Are there ways to maintain whiter teeth or to keep your teeth brighter after a whitening treatment? At DDC we love to help patients experience a whiter smile, but our first goal has always been preventive care. Preventing tooth discoloration begins with an understanding how your lifestyle directly impacts your smile. What you eat, drink, and your regular hygiene habits contribute to the shade of your teeth.
Studies say that 44% of Americans made New Year's Resolutions to kick off 2015.
What if the DDC team could not only provide an extraordinary dental experience for your children, but also a simple treatment to help them prevent cavities?
Choosing the right toothpaste for you and your family can be an overwhelming adventure.
A commonly asked question by our patients is, \"What can I do about bad breath?\" "2018-08-26
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