What is Plaque?

Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria and sugars that constantly forms on our teeth. It is the main cause of cavities and gum disease, and can harden into tartar if not removed daily.

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What causes bad breath?

Most people suffer from bad breath occasionally. However, if it happens often or becomes persistent you should consult your dentist. Occasional bad breath is usually caused by strong foods like garlic, onions and coffee. Persistent bad breath is usually brought on by the breakdown of proteins by bacteria somewhere in the mouth, usually as a result of gum disease or dry mouth..

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How to Dental Floss Most Effectively

Many think that dental flossing is simply a waste of time. Though many dentists consider dental flossing to be just as essential as brushing, many people go months, even years without dental flossing. Truly, “not flossing is like washing your hands without getting between the fingers”. The dental flossing process is really not difficult, it just requires commitment.

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Brush Teeth

Thorough dental cleansing takes approximately 5 minutes. Brushing teeth is an integral part of dental hygiene, and even though it is the aspect most people are familiar with, there are tips that can make it even more effective.

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