What Is Veillonella?

The word “veillonella” has such a lovely sound to it. Evoking images of a sweet-smelling flower or beautiful rose bush, this term isn’t actually a flower you grow in your garden. But it is part of your normal bodily flora, and natur...


Pizza Palate

  What Is Pizza Palate? Your pizza arrives, you’re hungry and it smells so good. You take out that first piece, dripping with cheese, take a big bite … and burn the roof of your mouth. Now you have pizza palate. Other hot foods and liqui...


3 Effective Ways to Remove BioFilm

Biofilm is a layer of bacteria that can accumulate on your body’s skin, and bacteria live in these communities to protect themselves from threats like other germs, antibiotics or antimicrobials. The plaque that forms on your teeth is a type of ...


Does a Tooth Worm Really Exist?

Once upon a time, dental patients believed a toothache was caused by a tooth worm eating away their tooth from the inside out. Modern-day medical science has proven that there is no such parasite and that the concept is merely superstition based on t...


When You Don’t Brush Your Teeth

You’ve probably heard too many times to count that brushing your teeth daily is essential. After a while, you might take this sound advice for granted. So here’s a “brush up” on what happens when you don’t brush your tee...


Do I Need a Toothbrush Sanitizer?

With the holidays just around the corner, many people are planning trips back to their hometown and other exciting destinations. With the multitude of germs found in airports and other high-traffic public areas, you’re probably aware of the ris...


What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath can be an embarrassing issue for some individuals and may even lead to awkwardness in social settings. Knowing what causes bad breath is important because the problem could be a sign of a more serious dental or medical issue. Fortunately, ...


Impacted Tooth

What Is It? An impacted tooth is a tooth that gets blocked as it is pushing through the gum into your mouth (erupting). Wisdom teeth often are impacted. Wisdom teeth usually begin to come in between the ages of 17 and 21. Dentists call these teeth th...


Dental Visits Focusing on Fun

Focusing on Fun A visit to the dentist can be a frightening time for kids. From hearing stories of tooth extractions and fillings on the playground, to mirroring their parent’s own anxieties, your child may become quite resistant to a visit to ...



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