Category: Oral Hygiene Tips

Our Dentists’ Tips for Preventing Gum Disease

Did you know that February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month? Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, affects more than half of Americans aged 30 or older. Fortunately, this health problem is almost completely preventable with proper oral hygiene habits. How does gum disease develop? Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease. … Continue reading Our Dentists’ Tips for Preventing Gum Disease

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

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!