Bacteria can be found in nearly every part of your mouth, so keeping your mouth healthy requires doing more than just brushing your teeth and attending regular cleaning visits. One of the places bacteria love to hide in is your tongue. If it isn’t cleaned, the bacteria that accumulate on it can cause bad breath and spread to your teeth, making your regular brushing less effective. To improve your oral health, try using these tips from your local dentist to clean your tongue.
Cambria Smiles Blog
May 11, 2020
April 16, 2020
Where would you go to treat a knocked-out tooth or extreme toothache? Recent studies show that many people spend unnecessary time and money visiting the ER for their dental emergencies instead of heading to their local emergency dentist. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and its tremendous impact on emergency health care services, it’s more important than ever to know where to turn if you’re experiencing a serious problem with your smile. Read on to find out what counts as a dental emergency and why you should call your dentist first instead of going straight to the ER.
March 11, 2020
Do you think about flossing when you reflect on keeping your heart healthy? Probably not, but a growing body of research is beginning to suggest that we should. Countless studies have found that there’s an important link between a healthy smile and your overall wellbeing. Recently, experts have been investigating the compelling connection between gum disease and heart health. Read on as your Cambria dentist explains how great oral hygiene can benefit both your smile and your heart.
February 7, 2020
It’s common knowledge that what you snack on has a big impact on your teeth. However, your everyday diet influences another important part of your mouth as well: the health of your gums! Alongside cavities, the sugars in the foods you eat also fuel oral infections like gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss and larger health issues. Thankfully, there are foods you can eat that can easily and naturally keep your gum tissue healthy and strong. Here’s what your dentist recommends snacking on for better gum health!
January 11, 2020
If someone told you that investing just a couple of hours of your time each year could save you hundreds of dollars, you would want to know more, right? Well, believe it or not, seeing a dentist twice a year can do just that! In fact, that’s why dental insurance companies usually cover 6-month checkups at 100%. They want to encourage people to schedule these visits because they know they’ll have less major dental work to pay for. But, more importantly, regular checkups and good oral hygiene also save you time and money in the dental chair. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of these appointments below.
December 27, 2019
When you think of the holidays, what are the first things that come to mind? Is it the delicious food that you know your family members will be making? Is it the chilly air or the decorations you see set up around your house (and your neighborhood?) Chances are, you’re probably not thinking about how your oral health can suffer during this time of year. If you want to avoid cavities and dental emergencies by next December, here’s what you should always keep in mind, according to a dentist.
November 12, 2019
It is easy for us to talk in general terms about how we are able and willing to help our patients achieve their smile goals. However, as they say, talk is cheap. We would like to share the story of one of our dear patients with you to show you how we help people enjoy all the benefits of an attractive, healthy mouth. Let’s discuss how we enabled her to transform her stained, damaged teeth and achieve a confident smile that she is now proud to show off.
October 24, 2019
As a parent, there’s nothing more enjoyable than seeing your little one dressed up as their favorite ghoul or goblin jogging up to a house to collect their favorite Halloween treats. Unfortunately, consuming excessive amounts of sugar over the holidays could put them at an increased risk for developing cavities. While you wouldn’t deny them their favorite sweet treats, there are certain precautionary measures you can take to keep their oral health in good shape. Read on for five Halloween candy tips. (more…)
September 11, 2019
Have you sipped on a coffee or ice water and wondered, “Why are my teeth sensitive to hot and cold?” Tooth sensitivity isn’t always a serious concern. In fact, it’s a common oral condition that affects millions of Americans. It can also be a side effect of oral health problems like a cavity or infection. Fortunately, there are multiple at-home remedies to help reduce your discomfort. Read on to learn what could be causing your sensitivity and how you can combat it. (more…)
August 13, 2019
Nobody necessarily wants to visit their dentist every six months for their checkups and cleanings, but brushing and flossing at home isn’t always enough to ward off oral health problems. Your dentist is able to provide you with necessary preventive treatments to help keep your wellbeing on the right track. Instead of waiting until a small issue like a cavity turns into something severe, like a tooth infection, it’s best to tackle it early. This will save you money, time, and hassle down the road. Read on for four reasons you’ll want to call your dentist to schedule an appointment today. (more…)