We already know the lasting effects of not brushing your teeth include plaque build-up, bacteria infestations, and bad breath. We also know the value of proper flossing, especially when paired with thorough toothbrushing. The third step is the most simple and perfect way to round out your optimal at-home oral care. Check out why mouthwash might be the not-so-secret ingredient your mouth is missing…Read more “Why Should You Use Mouthwash?”
The confidence that comes from a beautiful, healthy smile is second to none. For many of us, it takes a little work to get there, whether with Clear Aligners vs. braces. Whichever you choose, the investment and time will be well worth it because, after all, “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.”
Let’s put your best one forward by considering the decision between Clear Aligners vs. braces.Read more “A Dental Dilemma: Clear Aligners vs. Braces”
“Have you been flossing?”
It’s the question that makes most of us squirm in a dentist’s chair. But why? Sure, it is not the most glamorous activity you will do in a day but it just may be the most beneficial!Read more “Smile Showdown: Water Flosser vs. String Floss”
Sure, it’s probably happened to all of us. For one reason or another, we didn’t brush our teeth. Maybe we rushed out the door in the morning and simply forgot. Or, we finally nodded off after another sleepless night with a new baby and tucked in without taking care of our teeth first. Whatever the cause, the question is: what happens when we forget to brush our teeth?
Just like most important things in life, it’s all about timing… the longer you go without brushing, the greater the risk to your oral health.
Keeping Bacteria in Balance
Colgate published research done by the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, which determined that the human mouth is home to more than 300 unique types of bacteria. Brushing keeps those bacteria away from your teeth and sensitive gum line. Failure to brush lets the bacteria feast on forgotten food debris in between your teeth, specifically sugars. Eventually, these bacteria build up, leaving a bad taste and smell in your mouth at best and tooth decay at worst.
Wait, there’s more. One night — maybe even two or three — of skipped or forgotten brushing might not amount to much, aside from people avoiding conversation with you. More than that can actually cause bone and tissue damage around your teeth, which means you’ll be spending more quality time in the dentist’s chair.
Check out our infographic for even greater — and grosser! — details on the timeline of trouble you’ll be in the longer you go without brushing your teeth.
Don’t forget, brushing is important and so is flossing. According to the team at Colgate, “When you don’t floss, you’re at risk for two major dental issues in your mouth: Gingivitis, and cavities between your teeth. Without flossing, you are not able to remove dental plaque buildup.”
Even the best dental habits need professional support from time to time. Ensure that you’re scheduling a teeth cleaning appointment every six months. Can’t remember the last time you had a proper teeth cleaning?
Contact us and we’ll schedule your appointment at a time most convenient for you!
We all know that medical expenses can add up, including preventative and restorative dentistry. That’s why it’s a good idea to enroll in a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to cover costs, both anticipated and unexpected.Read more “‘Tis the Season to Spend Your FSA Funds”
2020 has been a strange… alright, we’ll say it… spooky year. Last fall, as we prepared for our Halloween candy buy back event, we could never have guessed the scary turn life would take only months later, thanks to COVID-19.
Since the nationwide shutdown was ordered in March, businesses have struggled to stay open, stay afloat and stay in touch with their customers. To that end, and as a token of our appreciation to our loyal clients, we launched our painted pumpkin giveaway.
You might have seen some of our painted pumpkin pictures on our Facebook page. In case you missed it, here’s a little story about how our business is keeping connected with and saying thank you to our valued customers.Read more “A Token of Our Thanks — Introducing Crown Dental’s Painted Pumpkins”
Super popular, seltzer or sparkling water comes in a variety of flavors and is preferred as a healthier option to soda,0 but a more fun alternative to flat water. With so many fans, one has to wonder, are all those bubbles and fizz good for your teeth? As you may know, carbonated drinks of any kind are more acidic, which can wreak havoc on your tooth enamel.
Given that fun fact, should you skip the seltzer?Read more “Should I skip the seltzer?”
Although summer is drawing to a close there is still time to celebrate summer herbs and their ability to enhance your oral health. Whether you use these healthy herbs in recipes or choose to chew them straight from the plant, the following help freshen breath and fight germs naturally.Read more “Celebrating Mint-y Fresh Breath: Summer Herbs and Oral Health”
Summertime is the season to slack off, sit back, and relax… but that same philosophy shouldn’t dictate your dental habits. With all the tempting (and sugary!) treats on offer, it’s best for your optimal oral hygiene to keep a mental list of these healthier alternatives.
Sure, we can’t help indulging in the occasional summertime splurge (just ask Nancy about her ice cream truck), but we strive to stick by these safer snack selections instead.Read more “Smart Summertime Snacking for Healthy Teeth”