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Healthy Tips
  • Tobacco Ruins Teeth

We think it’s time for an important conversation. It’s well known that smoking and chewing tobacco is detrimental to both your oral health and overall health. Many people know that it especially increases the risk for oral cancer and lung cancer.

But do you know the other ways in which tobacco products affect your mouth? read more

  • Healthy fruit and fruit juices harm teeth

We applaud you for taking care of your health and consuming good-for-you foods. But, even foods that are good for your body are not always good for your teeth. (By no means does that mean stop eating them!) If you frequently consume the following foods, you’ll want to make sure you’re also giving your teeth some extra attention. read more

  • Cough syrup

Somehow it always happens: winter shows signs of ebbing, and you find yourself laid up in bed with a cold (or worse, the flu).

It can be difficult to find the energy to do anything when you’re hit with illness… and you’re likely not focusing on what sort of havoc it’s wreaking on your teeth. But the harsh reality is the things you do in an attempt to improve your overall health can damage your oral health.

Let’s take a closer look. read more

  • Woman smiling and eating chocolate

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. A day specifically dedicated to showing those you love how much you care—usually with sweets and treats galore. But don’t forget to show your teeth some TLC, too! Instead of showering yourself and the special people in your life with baked goods and candy, here are some ideas to show your love in other ways this Valentine’s Day. read more

  • Flossing Teeth

You may have seen recent headlines announcing that flossing isn’t necessary. We want to make sure you are well-equipped with the information you need, so you can properly care for your oral health. Here’s a breakdown of the current debate: read more

  • Woman using tongue scraper

Do you find yourself doing a breath check on a daily basis? You know the one we are talking about: when you discreetly breathe into your cupped hand and try to determine whether your breath is tolerable enough for a face-to-face conversation with your partner, friend, or boss. If you suffer from bad breath, you might be wondering if you should invest in a tongue scraper. Luckily, we’ve got some input for you. read more

Business woman biting on penHave you ever stopped to think about how your day job might affect your oral health? Delta Dental has. They’ve put together both a list of common risk factors contributing to poor oral health, and what industries are most at risk, as well as a list of the 5 work habits that can wreck your teeth. Is what you do at work putting you at risk of poor dental health?

Schedule your routine dentist visit to make sure you’re keeping your mouth healthy by calling our office at 952-443-3368.

  • Oral health during pregnancy

There are already many things to keep track of during pregnancy: doctor’s appointments, vitamin intake, eating healthy, etc. But many women do not realize the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene during pregnancy, and the effects it has on the baby. read more

  • Man brushing teeth

The short answer is, “probably not.” Chances are, even if you are brushing your teeth with less-than-perfect technique, it is still beneficial to your oral health. That being said, there are several things to keep in mind while brushing that will ensure healthy teeth and gums. read more

How to Floss by WikiHow

Photo credit: wikiHow “How to Floss”

You hear it from us again and again: “Do you floss?” We ask because flossing matters—and the correct flossing technique matters, too. Some people believe that using a little bit of floss and wiggling it around between teeth is enough. If your goal is simply to dislodge a bit of food that’s stuck between two teeth, it will do the trick. However, if your goal is to truly clean your teeth, you need to up your game.

Here is a great How-To (with pictures). Take note about flossing in a “C” motion, moving up and down and back and forth, as this is what will help loosen the plaque from your teeth.