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The Effects of Vaping on Oral Health and Teeth

As dentists, we are now seeing firsthand the effects of vaping on the teeth and gums and it’s crucial to raise awareness about these issues. Let’s delve into the effects of vaping on teeth: Dry Mouth Vaping commonly significantly reduces saliva production. Dry mouth can increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other […]

Why you should ditch your manual toothbrush for an electric one

Let’s explore why electric toothbrushes are considered a better choice for maintaining optimal oral health: Superior Plaque Removal One of the key advantages of electric toothbrushes is their ability to remove plaque more effectively than manual brushes. Research has shown that the bristle movements of an electric toothbrush can help dislodge up to 100% more […]

The truth about charcoal toothpaste

Charcoal toothpaste has gained popularity in recent years due to its claims of whitening teeth and removing stains. However, despite its rising popularity, there are several reasons why charcoal toothpaste may not be the best choice for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. As a dentist, I will be sticking to fluoride-containing toothpaste. If you are […]

Water Flossers vs. Traditional Floss: Can Water Flossers Replace Traditional Floss?

While water flossers are a beneficial addition to your oral care routine, they should not be viewed as a complete replacement for traditional flossing. Here’s why: Both traditional floss and water flossing offer unique benefits for oral health, and using them in combination can help ensure comprehensive cleaning between teeth and along the gum line, […]

Debunking Common Myths About Dental X-Rays

In this article, we’ll address and debunk some of the most common myths about dental X-rays to help you understand their safety and importance in maintaining oral health. Myth 1: Dental X-rays are unnecessary and don’t provide valuable information. Debunked: Dental X-rays are an essential tool for dentists. They allow us to see what is […]

Should I risk seeing a dentist during COVID-19?

Doctor checking a mans mouth

Has the pandemic deterred you from leaving the house unless absolutely necessary, including putting off your dental appointments? Your concerns are not invalid, especially since close body contact is inevitable when visiting a dentist. However, avoiding your dentist during COVID-19 might not be the best idea, and may even put your health at stake. Here’s why.  First, […]