Tag Archives: oral hygiene

Shocking Dental Stats and How to Avoid Becoming One

Shocked Bedford dentist with cavity

In a perfect world, our Bedford dental practice wouldn’t have a lot to do. Our typical patients would take excellent care of their teeth, floss every day, and eat healthy. But what exactly is “typical,” and how close is that to what’s ideal? Hold onto your hats, because these dental stats just might blow you […]

Periodontal Disease

Gum Disease

Bleeding gums should not be considered “normal”, yet the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control have found that about half of Americans over the age of 30 have gums that bleed when they brush or floss. Bleeding gums could mean that you have periodontal disease. Periodontal diseases are caused by infections […]

Brushing 101: The How To Guide

People tend to like to cut corners to save time and effort. You might decide that some trade-offs are worth it in life, but skimping on brushing your teeth to save a minute or two per day is a shortcut you shouldn’t take. Two minutes is not a long time, yet according to the ADA, […]

Warning: Wisdom Teeth Ahead

Wisdom tooth pain

You’ve been the picture of oral hygiene and a perfect dental patient your entire life. You brush for the whole two minutes, you floss at least once every day, and your brilliantly-white smile receives frequent praise. Despite your stellar oral hygiene efforts, your wisdom teeth have rebelled, causing you to experience localized pain and discomfort. […]