Facts And Myths About Flossing

Flossing teeth sounds like it should come easily, given that we’ve all heard from childhood how important it is. More than one in every two adults suffer from gum disease, though, which is influenced by how often one flosses. Clearly there is a disconnect between knowing one needs to floss and actually flossing every … [Read more...]

Don’t Be Naughty And Remember To Floss

There is a bumper sticker and t-shirt slogan that comes out during the winter holiday season, and it usually gets a few laughs from adults who remember trying to be extra well-behaved during December: “Define ‘good.’” Throughout our lives, we are often taught to do certain things so that we might get a reward from … [Read more...]

Key to a Long-Lasting Smile

Scientists who study longevity have found geographic pockets containing healthy long-lived people, 100 years or older, all over the globe. While the circumstances of their lives vary from place to place, these concentrations of the elderly have some commonalities in their lifestyles, including lots of physical … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Protect Your Enamel

Tooth enamel is one of the hardest substances found in the human body. This tough outer layer protects your teeth above the gum line when you use your teeth to bite, chew and crunch your food. It also protects your tooth’s living inner pulp from temperature extremes and unwelcome chemicals. But as amazing as tooth … [Read more...]

Maintain Healthy Teeth While Traveling

It’s June, and many folks are taking to the roads and the skies on vacation. Other people have to travel for business on a regular basis, regardless of the season. While getting out of your usual routine can be refreshing, one set of habits that is important to not leave at home is your oral health regimen. Here are … [Read more...]

Dental Hygienists Answer Your Dental Care Questions

When Ashley and Gina, Dr. Carol Ford's dental hygienists, work with clients, one of their roles in the treatment process is to act as a dental educator. Both women are asked numerous questions by patients about the details of proper dental care. Here are a few of the most common dental care questions that our dental … [Read more...]