Thank you for all the recent questions around the safety and risks of having wisdom teeth removed. In response to our recent article, titled “The Common, Unknown Risk of Having Wisdom Teeth Removed” where we share our story about a cavitation surgery, we received many questions like “Is it safe to have wisdom teeth…Read More
The Common, Unknown Risk of Having Wisdom Teeth Removed
In 2013 I underwent a minor dental surgical procedure known as ‘cavitation surgery’. I was having pain in my lower left jaw and couldn’t figure out what was causing the pain. It felt like a nagging throb behind my last molar, where my wisdom tooth had been. Maybe a little backstory would help… Like many…Read More
Brush or Floss First? What’s the Best Order to Brush, Floss, Swish?
We commonly get asked questions regarding the optimal order in which to perform the various strategies we teach for oral hygiene to stop tooth decay, get rid of bad breath, and halt the progression of gum disease. Questions like, “Should we brush first and then floss or floss and then brush?” and, “when should I…Read More
How to Get Rid of Canker Sores Naturally
Have you ever had a spot inside your mouth, perhaps on the inside of your cheek or tongue, that was painful and white? Most likely, this was a canker sore. For some people, it can be difficult to get rid of canker sores quickly and naturally. Here are some easy-to-apply solutions that anyone can use…Read More
How to Get Rid of Bad Breath (Halitosis) in 30 Seconds
Is it possible to stop persistent bad breath (also known as halitosis) in less time than it will take you to read this article? Absolutely! Unquestionably! If you have been plagued with persistent bad breath, this article will provide you a simple, easy and fast way how to get rid of bad breath once and…Read More
What to do if you really, really don’t like to floss
We’ve been talking a lot recently about the importance of flossing, not only for our oral health but for whole body health as well. We also recently discussed a detailed analysis of what are the best flosses on the market as well as why we are not fans of flosser picks. However, there are some…Read More
Why Conscious Sedation May NOT Be in Your Best Interest
It is said that a wise person learns from the mistakes of others. I’d like to share my own ‘dental horror story’ with you. In sharing this personal story with you, I hope that you can learn from my mistakes. Like so much work in dentistry, the work I had done a few years ago is permanent.…Read More
What is the Best Floss on the Market and Why?
Have you ever gone to buy dental floss and felt numb by all the choices? I recall feeling confused by all the options, and lots of questions came to mind. Should I get the dental tape, the fluffy stuff, or even the flosser picks with the cute kid’s heroes on them? Which one is going…Read More
Is Thermal Imaging the Solution to Screen for Problem Root Canals?
Can thermal imaging technology serve as a screening tool to assist a person who questions if they have an infected root canal, cavitation, or other chronic dental infection? Some of our most popular articles on our blog all focus on root canals and what you can do about them. In our root canal series, we…Read More
4 Reasons Why Flosser Picks Are NOT a Healthy Option
in Flosser picks (also called floss picks) have become very popular in recent years, especially for families with young children. Manufacturers have touted their benefits as a great, fun way to get kids into the healthy habit of flossing by even putting children’s hero icons on the handles. (Anyone up for a Dora flosser?) But do…Read More