Category: Dental Hygiene

Understanding the Importance of Good Dental Hygiene

Most people recognize dental hygiene as something they should practice every day. However, not everyone does so consistently, and unfortunately, people don’t always connect their existing dental health concerns with the fact that their dental hygiene is inconsistent. Today, we take a look at just how important it is to stick to a consistently good… Read more »

A Detailed Look at Food and Teeth Stains

The fact that food can stain teeth should be no great revelation. After all, given the rich, dark pigments that many of our favorite foods and beverages share, staining seems almost inevitable. Still, that does not make the burden of tooth stains any lighter to bear. When you understand how foods stain teeth, preventing the… Read more »

The Battle Against Dental Plaque

There are many factors that go into dental care, and maintaining a healthy mouth. Some things, like dental plaque, are easy to keep under control when proper hygiene techniques are practiced regularly. Ignoring early warning signs from your body can lead to severe oral diseases and expensive treatments to restore your smile. Dental plaque must… Read more »

Do You Have Questions About Mouthwash?

Do you use mouthwash or are you one of those individuals that refuse to use it for any number of reasons? Mouthwash can be controversial. Some claim it even causes cancer. To others mouthwash is a convenient and easy fix and they won’t leave the house without using it. Which are you? Different mouthwashes claim… Read more »

How to Make Your Teeth Stronger

There are several different things you can do throughout the day to enjoy better dental health besides just brushing and flossing your teeth. In fact, with the limited time most people actually spend brushing and flossing, what you do throughout the rest of the day might be an even bigger influence. Fortunately, you don’t have… Read more »

Bad Breath Basics For Babies

Does your baby have bad breath? It is a rare occurrence but it can happen. There are a variety of reasons a baby can develop bad breath. Some of the reasons are the same as why adults do, others are not. Your Gary Indiana dentist, Dr. Cain, provides dental services for children and adults. In… Read more »

Optimize Your Flossing with Tips from Gary Dentist

Dental hygiene practices such as flossing and tooth brushing are valuable tools in reducing plaque buildup and preventing cavities and gum disease. As we enter October, National Dental Hygiene Month, your Gary dentist Dr. Cain wants to review the benefits of daily flossing.

Toothbrush Basics

Your toothbrush is an important instrument. It not only keeps your teeth clean and helps maintain your oral health, but it is instrumental in maintaining your overall health too. If you don’t use the right toothbrush or you don’t use your toothbrush properly, you are not effectively warding off periodontal disease which has been linked… Read more »

What Is Oxygenating Toothpaste?

When you were a kid you simply were required to brush your teeth three times a day. Then you were required to brush your teeth, and floss daily. Now you are required to brush, floss, and brush your tongue. We learn as we go along, and research has indicated that flossing and tongue brushing helps… Read more »

Hormones and Dental Health

Women experience many changes throughout their lives from puberty to menopause, and you may be surprised to hear that these changes affect their dental health. Hormonal fluctuations affect blood flow to the gums as well as the body’s response to plaque buildup. These changes put women at risk for oral health problems such as periodontal… Read more »