Category: Oral Hygiene Tips

Holiday Hacks for Healthy Teeth

The holidays are undoubtedly a hectic time of year for us all. Amongst the hustle and bustle of shopping, meal planning, and visiting relatives, it can be all too easy to let your oral health take the back seat. Here at Tikson & Eichenlaub General and Cosmetic Dentistry, we know how difficult it can be … Continue reading Holiday Hacks for Healthy Teeth

How to Protect your Teeth During National Candy Month

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

What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?

What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?

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?

How Food and Drink Affect Your Teeth

How Food and Drink Affect Your Teeth

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!