Should I Brush My Tongue?

You know the importance of brushing, flossing, and caring for your teeth. One area of your mouth you may not be brushing is your tongue. Just as food and bacteria get trapped between your teeth, your tongue is also a magnet for bacteria. It has quite a bit of texture. Bacteria can build up on the tongue and not be fully removed from rinsing the mouth. We encourage our patients to brush their tongues when cleaning their teeth.

It’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month

At Today’s Dental Comfort, we try to do all we can to ensure that you and your family have lasting and long-term health. One way that this can occur is with routine oral hygiene examinations and cleanings. Most patients should visit our office every six months for a routine appointment. If you have a certain dental condition, such as gum disease, we may recommend visiting more often.

It’s Time for Your Spring Check-up

We don’t know how you feel, but we are thrilled that spring has finally arrived. Spring cleaning is a popular term that describes a deep cleaning, especially in your home, during this season. It is thought of as a way to create a clean slate in your home after the long winter months. We encourage patients to schedule a “spring cleaning” for their teeth and mouth. When was the last time you and your loved ones visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, then you are due for a visit! Read on to learn more about the importance of routine dental care.

Let’s Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Along with Valentine’s Day, there is something else we want to recognize and celebrate at Today’s Dental Comfort — Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association, uses February as a time to promote good oral health among children. Whether you have a child in your life or not, it’s an excellent time to evaluate the state of your oral health. This month, we want to share tips that can help you teach your young loved ones proper oral health.

What To Know About Dry Mouth

Do you wake up in the morning and your mouth feels like it is sticky and dry? If so, you are experiencing dry mouth. This is a common condition that results in a lack of saliva in the mouth. It can become a problem because saliva is needed to help rinse away lingering food and bacteria. When bacteria linger on and between the teeth as well as along the gumline, it will lead to problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay.

Keep Teeth Healthy This Halloween

We cannot believe that Halloween is right around the corner! It feels like we were just watching fireworks during the summer! We know that all around us are spooky decorations and scary movies! We wouldn’t want your oral health to give you a fright too. This time of year is well known for an abundance of sweets and sugary drinks. Unfortunately, they can quickly wreak havoc on your teeth and lead to a number of problems.

When’s The Last Time We Saw You?

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the beginning of October! We don’t know how you feel, but it seems like this year has flown by. If it has been some time since you visited us for an oral hygiene examination or you need to schedule a recommended treatment, now is the perfect time. Dental insurance benefits only last for the calendar year and reset at the start of the new year. If you have not been in to see us in some time, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the end of the year is upon us. If you do not have insurance and have been hesitant to visit for that reason, we have a membership plan that may interest you. Read on to learn more.

Is Your Lifestyle Negatively Affecting Your Oral Health?

At Today’s Dental Comfort, one of our top priorities is ensuring you have optimal oral health. When you visit our office, we do all we can to be sure that this occurs. Unfortunately, some patients make poor lifestyle choices, which can negatively impact their oral health. While these choices might not be affecting their oral health now, they will most certainly lead to problems in the future. Here are some choices you may want to stop making:

What Is Dental Plaque And Why Is It Harmful To Your Oral Health?

At Today’s Dental Comfort, our goal is to help our patients become educated about the best ways to improve their oral health. One way to help your oral health is to make sure you have a thorough oral hygiene routine. If you often feel your teeth seem fuzzy or slimy, there is a good chance you are not cleaning them properly. The fuzzy or slimy feeling you are experiencing is most likely plaque. Plaque is a sticky film that coats the teeth and is caused by bacteria from food and drink.