How Vaping May Affect Your Oral Health

With the promise of fewer health risks, e-cigarettes and vaping have become very popular over the last few years. The idea that there may be fewer health hazards is appealing to many users. However, many people don’t realize that the chemicals used in e-cigarettes can present a hazard for oral health. Vaping doesn’t have the…

Taking Care of Tooth Enamel

One of the best ways to keep your smile healthy and beautiful is to protect your tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the surface of the teeth that protects the inside against decay. It’s going to wear down over time, that’s natural. But it’s important to protect it from things that can damage it. Once it’s…

What is Gingivitis?

When good oral hygiene is lacking, it’s possible for gingivitis to develop in a patient’s mouth. This condition occurs as a result of plaque buildup around the teeth, which in turn triggers an immune response that causes the gums to be inflamed. Bleeding and sensitivity may occur, and if not properly handled, the condition can…

How Important is Brushing Your Tongue?

It is understood that oral health includes properly caring for your teeth and gums. Many do not know that even your tongue plays a role. This is why dentists recommend brushing your tongue as well as your teeth. Your tongue can be a fertile breeding ground for bacteria that multiply over time. Dr. Mark Caceres…

Oral Thrush: Can You Get It?

Your mouth is home to many healthy bacteria and fungi, one of them being Candida, or yeast. Good oral hygiene and semi-annual checkups at your Marietta, GA dentist prevents them from multiplying and causing oral health complications, and in small numbers, they don’t affect or are beneficial to your health. However, if yeast multiplies in…

Bad Breath? Tongue Cleaning Can Help

Increased scientific evidence indicates that over four-fifths of bad breath originate from poor oral hygiene. As explained by Dr. Mark Caceres of Marietta dental family, the foul odor is a direct result of bacteria acting on residual food particles on your tongue. Here’s how to take care of it. Tools and Techniques There are special…

Making Sure to Clean Between Your Teeth

Interdental Cleaning, Most Commonly Known as Flossing Cleaning in between your teeth is an integral part of maintaining a healthy smile. Your Marietta dental family recommends daily interdental cleaning or flossing to reduce the buildup of bacteria that can cause tooth decay in hard to reach sites. Despite the documented advantages of interdental cleaning, a…