We all know drinking enough water is good for our health. And when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself constantly needing to wet your whistle? There are numerous reasons you could be suffering from dry mouth. Below are a few reasons you may have a dry mouth: Physiologic Sometimes having a dry mouth is just a … [Read more...] about Reasons You May Have A Dry Mouth
These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for easy ways to whiten their teeth. The internet is chock-full of home remedies for a whiter smile, and you’ll find whitening products galore at your local store. And, of course, your dentist has some great options for you as well. With so many choices available, how do you know what to go with? In general, there are rules of thumb you should follow when looking to whiten your teeth – if you … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening
Well, just for a little bit ... to take classes that help us stay ahead of the latest in dentistry! The Minnesota Dental Association’s Star of the North Meeting is the premier state dental meeting of the Upper Midwest. With over 100 continuing education seminars and an exhibit floor featuring over 250 innovative companies, the Star of the North Meeting provides current clinical and practice management information to the dental community. Should … [Read more...] about 2019 Star of the North Dental Meeting
In case you’re wondering – we think you’re beautiful just the way you are. But, if your preference is for whiter teeth, then we want you to do it safely! There is a lot of misinformation out there about how to get a glowing smile. Most folks start by looking into the least-expensive way to obtain a white smile – but often that means home remedies that rely on lemon juice, activated charcoal, or other whitening no-no’s. So how safe is home … [Read more...] about How Safe is Home Whitening?
People love mouthwash so it's only natural to want to know if you can use it in a Waterpik® Water Flosser. The good news is that yes, most antiseptic, therapeutic, and over-the-counter mouth rinses can be used in the Water Flosser. Adding a mouth rinse can provide a fresh, clean feeling that may enhance compliance. Standard Mouthwash Standard or cosmetic mouthwash neutralizes odors and freshens your breath. To use standard … [Read more...] about Can I Use An Antimicrobial in the Waterpik® Water Flosser?
We all know tobacco products are bad for our oral health. From bad breath to gum disease and oral cancer, the science is pretty clear about its effects. For those who choose to use e-cigarettes or “vapes,” you might assume you’re making a healthier choice over traditional tobacco products, like cigarettes. That’s partially true, since there are far fewer hazardous substances in vapes. However, you’re never going to get the green light from … [Read more...] about Is Vaping Bad for My Teeth?