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...


Teaching Teens Proper Oral Hygiene

When your teen is already busy with friends, schoolwork and catching up on sleep, proper oral hygiene can go on the back burner. When running late for school, sometimes there just isn’t time for a full two minutes of toothbrushing. But as a par...



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