Can Salt Harm Your Teeth?

Salt is one of the oldest, most fundamental, and most widely used spices in the world. So important and valuable is salt that it has caused wars and civil unrest, and was once used as currency or payment, hence the term “salary.” Used in moderation, salt can improve the flavor of food and provide many…

Ginger for Toothache Relief

Your local grocery store contains a wide range of remedies for almost any minor problem that ails you and products which help promote good health. This includes products which address oral health issues. But not all of those remedies and products are found in the pharmacy or dental care section. The produce department is full…

Holiday Dental Tips

No matter how tasty the food, it is neither smart nor healthy to let dental problems ruin the holiday celebration.  Follow these three tips to keep your teeth healthy during the holidays. Tip 1: Leftover food particles contribute directly to the formation of plaque. Clean your teeth after every meal, big or small! Tip 2: Holiday weeks are the perfect time to…

No one looks forward to a tooth extraction. No one wants to have a tooth extracted. But sometimes it may be the best if not only option to address serious oral health problems. If you abide by your dentist’s instructions and take some simple steps before the procedure, you can make the experience less taxing…

candy causes cavities

One of the key aspects of the holistic dentistry we practice at Assure A Smile is the recognition that our lifestyle choices – including the foods we consume – have a profound impact not only on our oral health but our overall wellness. What we eat plays a huge role in determining whether we will…

When you visit your dentist for a check-up or cleaning, he or she will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to identify and address any existing or potential problems. But of all the issues your dentist will be on the lookout for, one stands head-and-shoulders above all others: plaque buildup. Plaque is oral health enemy…

ph balance

Most folks know the basics of good oral health: brushing and flossing, avoiding bad habits like smoking or teeth grinding, and regular check-ups and cleanings with your dentist. While these are all important, there are other, less well-known elements which play a role in the health of our teeth and gums, and in turn, impact…

Good Dental Habits

You may know the feeling. You arrive for an appointment with your dentist, and after he or she says hello, you wait sheepishly for the question you know is coming: “So, have you been flossing regularly?” If the answer is no, you respond apologetically with a tinge of shame. But you are certainly not alone…

Japanese Researchers Invent ‘Tooth Patch’ to Prevent Tooth Decay

At first glance, a tooth may appear to be simple thing. Small and solid, it may seem as complex as a pebble or a marble. But beneath the surface of each tooth (and on the surface too), are many parts, each of which has its own purpose and function, as well as its own potential…

Bad Breath

If you work out strenuously, sweat profusely, and shower rarely, you will wind up having body odor. Similarly, if your mouth is constantly working, which it is, and bacteria is allowed to grow because you aren’t taking necessary steps to keep your mouth clean and healthy or you engage in behavior that encourages bacteria to…

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