Floss or Toothpick – Which is Better?

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

The short answer is No!

Dental floss or toothpick - which is better?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…)

How to Prevent Tooth Decay in 5 Easy Steps

A toothache is no fun. In fact, some say toothache pain can be excruciating. Perhaps the best plan of action to stop toothache pain is to learn how to prevent tooth decay. Follow these 5 easy steps to prevent tooth decay and toothaches all year long.

1. Limit Sodas and Sugary Foods

Sugar and soda harm teeth more than other substances! Limit intake of these things and try to brush or rinse after any type of snacks. This will reduce the amount of bacteria teeth are exposed to, and help prevent cavities.

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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!!

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