Mouthwash

A mouthwash can be good for your oral health, but it’s only beneficial if you brush and floss your teeth regularly. Advertisers often claim mouthwashes have oral health benefits. In fact, ones that contain fluoride do. Fluoride helps to prevent cavities during a one-minute rinse. The benefits are enhanced by saliva, which helps to wash…

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Yellowed teeth, eroded enamel, dark and discolored canines. Call it what you like, but a dull smile by any name is never a good thing. Yet millions of Americans nationwide suffer from spotted and stained teeth that can detract from one’s appearance, inhibit self-confidence, and even affect success and opportunity on the job. Luckily, there…

toothbrushes

Soft bristles or hard? Manual or electric? Round-tipped or square? When it comes to choosing a toothbrush, the options are seemingly endless. A simple stroll down the oral healthcare aisle of your local drugstore will reveal a nearly endless array of options when it comes to the tools required to clean your teeth. How do…

flossing

Everyone knows that flossing is an essential tool for a perfect smile. But did you know you might be doing it wrong? That’s right. The seemingly simple act of running floss between your teeth actually requires a bit of skill to achieve maximum beneficial results. But don’t worry. We’re here to help. Proper Flossing Technique…

Oral Care

It is widely known that brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist every 6 months help prevent cavities. So then why do some 4 million preschoolers still have cavities that need treated every year? Even with great oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing every day, there are some factors you may not be aware of…

Pregnant

At some point early in your pregnancy your OB/GYN will recommend that you visit your dentist for a checkup. You may find yourself wondering why the health of your teeth would affect your unborn child. After all, you brush your teeth every day and floss on a regular basis. Why change your habits during pregnancy?…

teens - protect that smile

Once our teens and young adults know how to brush and floss properly and we’ve established regular visits to the dentist as a part of regular health, our job is over, right?  Wrong!  Young people have special needs that are a reflection of the activities they are doing in their lives, the foods they tend…

Early Dental Habits, Conway Dentist

Having good oral hygiene habits make a big difference in overall tooth health, so it’s crucial to understand how to build good habits when cleaning your teeth. Studies show that children who learn how to properly take care of their teeth at an early age have better overall oral health in their lives. Here are…

general dentist in little rock, ar conway, ar

Have you ever wondered if you really need an examination and cleaning every six months? The answer isn’t as simple as you may think. The frequency of exams and cleanings really depends on the individual and the health of their teeth and gums. A cleaning every six months, however, is commonly the minimum recommendation. It’s…

Closeup on young woman brushing teeth

An electric toothbrush is a great tool to have in your oral health care arsenal, enough to where the benefits of an electric toothbrush over an old-fashioned manual brush far outweigh the initial cost. For starters, the majority of us don’t use proper technique when brushing our teeth every day. On average, we manually make…

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