Flossing Is Crucial For Oral Health

Flossing is an integral and indispensable part of a complete oral hygiene routine. Here are a few common questions presented about flossing. What is flossing, and why is it important? Flossing is the most common method of interdental cleaning in the United States. While brushing cleans plaque and debris off of the biting and chewing… Read more »

Acid Erodes Smiles

Does the food you eat affect your teeth? How do cavities form? Should I chew sugarless gum after eating? All of these questions have to do with acid erosion, and will be addressed in this blog post. Read on! Acids in your mouth are the main cause of cavity formation. This may surprise some people,… Read more »

Teeth Whitening: What Benefits Does It Have for You?

Having a whiter, brighter smile has been an ongoing goal for many people for quite some time now. And with good reason. A British survey done by Oral-B has learned that people tend to see those who have bright, white teeth as appearing more young, more attractive, smarter and wealthier than people with discolorations or… Read more »

Poor Oral Hygiene Practices Increase Your Chances of Suffering a Cavity

The American Dental Association recommends performing a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen each day. In conjunction with your routine dental checkups, it should significantly reduce your chances of suffering from cavities, and gum disease. This includes making a daily effort to thoroughly brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as flossing between each… Read more »

Denture Adhesive Can Help Hold a Denture to the Underlying Gums

Complete and partial dentures are specially created in a dental lab to closely match the underlying structure of your gums. The contours of the pink medium base and any interlocking hardware are designed to hold the denture firmly in place. Still some people with a denture like to apply a small amount of denture adhesive… Read more »

Mouthwash Helps Teeth

Taking care of your teeth is something you will need to do your whole life. Luckily, if you are diligent, you form a habit that makes it much easier to take care of your mouth. But if you already have a habit of brushing twice a day for 2 minutes, and flossing once a day,… Read more »

A Dental Crown Can Save and Beautify a Damaged Tooth

If you have a damaged tooth and are looking to improve its appearance and function, a dental crown may provide the support and protection you need. Dental crowns bond with the tooth structure to restore a broken tooth and hold any bits together so that your restored tooth lasts for many years. Dental crowns are… Read more »

Choosing a Toothpaste

There are many kinds of toothpastes on the market today, but which one should you choose? While there is no shortage of brands on the shelves of the stores, most of them contain the same ingredients, So, what’s in your tube? Toothpastes contain detergents. The detergent is what causes your toothpaste to foam when you… Read more »

There Are Different Methods for Whitening Your Teeth

Dental stains can vary in severity, depending on certain lifestyle choices and activities. If they are not dealt with in a reasonable amount of time minor surface stains can gradually start to saturate deep into the pores of your tooth enamel. Fortunately, Dr. Christopher Layton can help assess the depth of your dental stains to… Read more »

Have You Cracked a Tooth?

If you have a tooth knocked out, it is fairly obvious that you have a dental emergency. This also applies to a broken tooth. There may be blood, pieces of your tooth and certainly pain. Pain may also accompany cavities; and pain and swelling may be present if you have an infection in your tooth…. Read more »