Monthly archives for March, 2012

What are the Stages of Gum Disease?

What is Gum Disease? Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not removed through daily brushing and flossing, plaque can build up […]

Oral Health for Children

How Do I Help My Children Care for Their Teeth and Prevent Cavities? Teaching your child proper oral care at a young age is an investment in his or her health that will pay lifelong dividends. You can start by setting an example; taking good care of your own teeth sends a message that oral […]

What is Good Oral Hygiene?

What is Good Oral Hygiene? Good oral hygiene results in a mouth that looks and smells healthy. This means: * Your teeth are clean and free of debris * Gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss * Bad breath is not a constant problem If your gums do […]