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Oral health

When we think of super powers, we often think of things like flying, super strength, and invisibility. And yet we have one amazing power already built into our mouths, meant to help maintain our oral health. Saliva. Like a super hero with a mild mannered alter ego, it seems unassuming, but it does amazing things…

Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth can be frustrating, uncomfortable, and can impact your oral health negatively. If you’d like to avoid plaque build up, and the possibility of a higher risk for cavities, try these 5 ways to combat dry mouth. Drink More Water Sometimes simple is best. Dehydration can exacerbate a dry mouth, and water can help…

Tooth and Enamel Erosion - How Energy Drinks Can Contribute

What is in these drinks anyway? Energy and sports drinks gained popularity with the launch of Red Bull in 1987, after which many other brands followed suit. Today, these drinks make up a multibillion-dollar industry which has shown tremendous growth over recent years. These drinks have become a raving trend particularly among young-adults, athletes, and…

Ask Your Brentwood Dentist: How to Reduce Your Oral Cancer Risk

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. In recognition of the event, we want to share some helpful tips about how you can reduce your risk of developing a potentially devastating and deadly cancer. Quit Tobacco Smoking and chewing tobacco increase your risk of oral cancer dramatically. In fact, tobacco use accounts for about 60 percent…

Nutrition plays a significant role in oral health. By eating right, you are taking care of your teeth, gums, and mouth as a whole. Plus, by eating at the proper times, you can have a positive impact on your oral health too. In recognition of National Nutrition Month, here is some information on how eating…

Valentine’s Day often creates opportunities for closeness. Whether it is heading out on a date or spending time at home with your spouse, the holiday is all about celebrating couples. If you have bad breath or halitosis, those intimate moments may not be as enjoyable. No one wants someone to pull away when they talk…

The new year signals a time for new goals, resolutions, and habits. Many people focus on health this time of year, aiming to exercise more, consume fewer calories, or even add more fruits and vegetables to their plates. But, if you aren’t resolving to focus on oral health too, you could be missing an important…

October is Dental Hygiene Month, a special time where we stop to recognize all of the work that dental hygienists do to support the oral health of patients and to raise awareness regarding the importance of oral hygiene. Each year, education and awareness focuses on a specific aspect of oral health and, for 2018, we…

To say there are a lot of toothbrushes on the market today is an understatement. When people go to buy toothbrushes, they often encounter rows upon rows of options. And figuring out which is right for you can be a challenge. Getting a high-quality toothbrush is crucial for your oral health, so understanding how to…

Most people wouldn’t say that flossing is at the top of their list of favorite things to do. For that reason, a lot of people choose not to floss, while others only floss occasionally. However, flossing daily is important to your oral health, and it only takes a few minutes a day to get it…

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