June is National Candy Month—every smile’s worst nightmare! Although it’s certainly all right to indulge every once in a while, it’s important to be cautious whenever you choose to eat sugary snacks. Candy can wreak havoc on your oral health, as sugar feeds the bacteria inside of the mouth. The more sugar you consume, the … Continue reading How to Protect your Teeth During National Candy Month
Category: Oral Hygiene Tips
The American Dental Association estimates that up to 50% of adults have halitosis or bad breath, at some point in their lives. While many causes of halitosis are harmless, often times bad breath can be a sign of underlying health concerns. Here’s what your breath may be trying to tell you! You have dry mouth- Dry … Continue reading How to Freshen Up Bad Breath
There are various reasons one may have bad breath, but in healthy people the major reason is due to bacteria on the tongue. Some studies have shown that simply brushing the tongue reduces bad breath by 70%. Some causes of bad breath: Food Poor oral hygiene habits Periodontal (gum) disease Tobacco products Medications Dry mouth … Continue reading What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?
Sugar and acid are not very friendly to your teeth and overall oral health. Constant exposure to sugars and acids put your teeth at risk. Acid attacks the teeth and erodes the enamel of your teeth leaving it vulnerable to decay and cavities. When your enamel weakens, bacteria or plaque sets in, sticking to your teeth, and eventually the sugars penetrate your tooth. Gross!
A smile can make a big impact on confidence and first impressions. Dr. Tikson often sees patients who want to improve their smile or wish to have a smile makeover. There are several ways you can improve your smile.