The Benefits of Good Flossing Technique

Good Flossing Technique is Key in Oral Health

good flossing techniqueEvery person who has ever visited the dentist has been asked, “have you been flossing” by either their dental hygienist or dentist, and according to the American Dental Association, 20% of adults never floss. Is flossing really that important? Continue reading “The Benefits of Good Flossing Technique”

How your Gums can Affect your Heart

A true story that could have been prevented

Gums can Affect your HeartA few years back, I spoke with a man who was going in for open heart surgery. What made this strange was that the man I was talking to ate properly, exercised regularly, and would at the surface not appear to have any reason to have heart problems. Yet, for about 6 months the man had seen an increase in chest pains. It started as what he perceived to be heartburn and built in intensity until he had to go see a cardiologist. He stated that there was bacteria buildup around one of the main cavities and that they would have to go in and remove the buildup of the bacteria. Continue reading “How your Gums can Affect your Heart”

Halloween Tips From Your Dentist

Halloween Tips From Your DentistKeep Your Mouth Healthy this Halloween!

Halloween is almost here and as dentists we understand that it means candies and costumes. While we would prefer if you ate an apple rather than a candy bar, we’re realistic and understand that you can’t say no to candy forever, especially at Halloween.

Here are our tips for having a great Halloween WITH candy, but still keeping your teeth, gums and mouth healthy.

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The Top Most Common Dental Problems

The Three Most Common Dental Problems

Common Dental Problems

Despite taking the best care of your teeth, you still tend to end up making an appointment with your dentist to get your latest dental problem treated. This article will address the most common dental issues that people often face and how you can take measures to avoid them.  Also remember, you can get in touch with us at Mint Dental if you need help related to dental issues.

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Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene to your Body

Infographic proof of the Ill Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene

You’ve likely been told since you were a young child that brushing your teeth three times a day is extremely important. Many don’t realize just how vital it is to your overall health, not just that of your mouth.

Check out this infographic about Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene to your Body.

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Oral Hygiene and Overbrushing Your Teeth

Are you Overbrushing Your Teeth?

Overbrushing your teeth

When it comes to brushing teeth, most people believe they have the basics down because they have been brushing since they were children. They know brushing and flossing will help fight plaque and protect them against cavities.

They also know that it will help keep their teeth looking and feeling great. However, most patients don’t know that you can brush too hard, and many patients often do.

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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry and How Can it Benefit You

What is cosmetic Dentistry

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Before the advent of today’s go-anywhere communication devices, medical doctors were forced to rely on pagers to alert them to emergency developments with their patients. These emergency doctors, through split-second medical decisions, are able to save those patients who cling to life by a thread. Hollywood’s ceaseless portrayal of doctoral brilliance and valor only serves to perpetuate this wide-held view. Continue reading “What Is Cosmetic Dentistry and How Can it Benefit You”

5 Tips for Naturally Fresher Breath

naturally fresher breath

Steps for Naturally Fresher Breath

Talking about your breath can be a sensitive subject. At Mint Dental we want our patients to know that they can talk to us about whatever dental concerns they have, without having to feel uncomfortable. Your breath speaks volumes about who you are, especially if you struggle with a displeasing odor.

There are several steps you can take to help eliminate the root causes of bad breath, and naturally freshen it through the rest of the day. Here are some of the methods that we recommend: Continue reading “5 Tips for Naturally Fresher Breath”