The 101 on Brushing Baby Teeth | Livermore Dentists

The 101 on Brushing Baby Teeth

According to the Office of the Surgeon General, in the U.S., “tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease”. They also go on to state that “millions of school hours are lost each year to dental related issues” and the “poor suffer twice as many dental problems than their peers”. With this information...
The 101 on Bad Breath | Livermore Dentists

The 101 on Bad Breath

Halitosis, the medical term for bad breath, can be caused by many things! You may experience bad breath if you have poor dental hygiene, eat certain types of food, or have unhealthy lifestyle habits. Visiting your dentist can allow you seek proper examination to see the root of the problem, but here are some of...
Seven Ways You’re Ruining Your Teeth | Livermore Dentists

Seven Ways You’re Ruining Your Teeth

Here are some tips to help you keep your teeth healthy. You should also talk to your dentist to see what else you can do to prevent tooth decay to keep a bright and healthy smile! Brushing too hard Brushing your teeth vigorously can wear away your enamel. When your enamel wears off, it can...
An Inside Look on Gum Disease | Livermore Dentists

An Inside Look on Gum Disease

Over 50 % of Americans (that’s approximately 64.7 million people!) have periodontitis. Periodontitis is an advanced type of gum disease that damages the soft tissues and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. It can cause serious tooth loss and even cause heart attacks and strokes. You may have periodontitis if you have sores inside...
Best Foods & Drinks for Healthy Teeth | Livermore Dentists

Best Foods & Drinks for Healthy Teeth

There are more ways to keep your teeth healthy besides brushing and flossing daily. What you eat and how frequently you eat are also important factors! Many fluctuations happen in your mouth the second you start to eat something. The bacteria found in your mouth is meant to convert sugars and carbohydrates from the food...
Facts About Teeth Grinding | Livermore Dentists

Facts About Teeth Grinding

There are many reasons why people grind their teeth. Stress and anxiety can cause teeth grinding, but it is more common to happen during sleep. Grinding your teeth at night can be caused by missing and/or crooked teeth, or any number of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. It can be hard to determine if...
The Importance Of Flossing

The Importance Of Flossing

The one question everyone dreads answering when they get to your dentist’s office: “Have you been flossing regularly?” For some patients, it’s an automatic yes. For others, it’s a different story. Many people are responsible when it comes to brushing their teeth twice a day (which is what the American Dental Association recommends), but much...
Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

There are so many toothbrush options these days it can be overwhelming! Here are some simple guidelines to help you choose the right one!   Most Dental Professionals approve a soft-bristled toothbrush Soft-bristled toothbrushes are the more efficient at removing plaque and other debris from all areas of your teeth. Toothbrushes with smaller heads are...
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