What Does Dry Socket Look Like?

A dry socket occurs when the blood clot at the extraction site fails to develop or dissolves before the wound has healed. Some of the most common symptoms of dry socket include severe pain after a tooth extraction, radiating pain from the socket to the ear, eye, temple, or neck,... Read more »

Can I Have a Cavity If There is No Pain?

Also known as tooth decay, cavities are permanently damaged areas on the teeth that develop into small holes or openings. Cavities are often the result of bacteria in the mouth, poor oral hygiene, and drinking sugary beverages. Although cavities are particularly common in children, teens, and seniors, anyone can develop... Read more »

Do I Need a Root Canal if There is No Pain?

The purpose of a root canal is to remove diseased pulp tissue from the inside of a tooth. It is typically performed when the tooth cannot be filled or restored in any other way because its has become infected. The most common sign that you need a root canal is... Read more »

Is Swallowing Mouthwash Bad for You?

Mouthwash offers a variety of benefits. It can freshen your breath by killing the bacteria associated with bad breath. Mouthwash can also prevent plaque from building up on your gums, in between your teeth, and on the surface of your teeth in between brushing. In addition, mouthwash can rinse out... Read more »

Is There a Mouthwash That Doesn’t Burn?

If you’ve ever used mouthwash, you may have experienced mouthwash burn. While some patients like the burn because it confirms that the product is working, others cannot tolerate it and are always on the lookout for an alternative solution. The mouthwash burn is widely seen among Listerine users. Listerine is... Read more »

Why Does Listerine Burn?

Listerine is a popular brand of antiseptic mouthwash. If you’ve seen ads for Listerine, you know it’s slogan: “kills germs that cause bad breath.” It was named after Joseph Lister who is considered the pioneer of antiseptic surgery and developed in 1879 by a chemist named Joseph Lawrence. This mouthwash... Read more »

Floss Before or After Brushing

Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing them. Why? Because bacteria can easily make its way in between your teeth and your gums. If it remains in your mouth, your chances of developing cavities and gum disease significantly increases. Flossing can reach areas of your teeth that a... Read more »

Enjoy Mother’s Day with a Healthy Smile

This is the month where we recognize our mothers for all their efforts and take the opportunity to thank them for all they have done, which may also include them teaching us how to brush and floss. As a mother, your oral health is important to both you and your... Read more »

How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore Fast

It can be frustrating to wake up one morning and notice a cold sore on your lips. The good news, however, is that most of the time, cold sores heal on their own in a two weeks at the most. If two weeks seems like a long time and you’re... Read more »

Can You Heal a Cavity Naturally Without Going to the Dentist?

Also known as tooth decay, a cavity is permanently damaged area in the hard surface of your teeth that develops into tiny holes. When you’re first getting a cavity, you’re unlikely to notice any signs and symptoms. However, as a cavity progresses, you may face a toothache, tooth sensitivity, mild... Read more »