Floss or Toothpick – Which is Better?

Question: Is it OK to use just a toothpick to clean between teeth?

The short answer is No!

Which is better - floss or toothpick?The toothpick is a commonly used tool to help dislodge food from between your teeth. Toothpicks are handy, convenient and readily available. And while they are helpful in dislodging food from your teeth, toothpicks are not designed for dental cleaning and should not be substituted for flossing or brushing.

Flossing is the preferred method for removing food and plaque from between your teeth. Any plaque that forms and accumulates on teeth, which is not removed, will eventually cause cavities. The only trusted and proven way to eliminate plaque is by brushing and flossing your teeth. (more…)

No Need to Floss – Really?

This is to all my favorite dental patients, and you know who you are. Now everyone reading this is saying, “yeah, she’s talking to me!” Well, not so… #disappointed.

Anyhow, it’s been recently reported in the media that flossing is not necessary. This is absolutely false information, blasphemous, even!!


Dental Health Resolutions?

Brushing your teeth is one of many health resolutions for 2016.Did you make any health resolutions for the new year? Why not consider a resolution for your teeth and smile. Healthier teeth are good for you, and a brighter smile can put the people around you in a happier mood, too.

Make 2016 a Great Year

All of us at the office of Dr. David Buran encourage you to pick a resolution that benefits your teeth and makes for a healthier smile. Here are 8 healthy resolutions that are great for your teeth, health and smile. (more…)