Dental Floss Can Have Several Minor Variations

Flossing your teeth one a day is the most effective way to remove plaque and food particles from between teeth and along the gumline. While an effective flossing technique is important, there are other minor variations in dental floss that can be a factor. To help you choose the best type of dental floss for… Read more »

Important Factors to Consider When Shopping for a New Brand of Toothpaste

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day as part of an effective oral hygiene routine. Applying toothpaste to a soft-bristled toothbrush makes it more efficient at cleaning the surfaces and contours of teeth. At the same time, many toothpaste brands also include special additives that some brands incorporate to… Read more »

What You Should Do to Keep Your Tongue Healthy

Did you know that your tongue has over a thousand taste buds on it? Have you ever heard that your tongue is actually the strongest muscle in your body? Your tongue plays an important role in helping you breathe, eat, and even speak. Caring for your tongue well will help you stay more comfortable and… Read more »

Sugarless Gum and Its Benefits 101

Sugarless gum is often thought of for its benefits in whitening smiles, but few people realize that they aren’t so much whitening your smile in the traditional sense, but actually cleaning your teeth. The sparkly shine left over is the result of washing away harmful acids and plaque. Because they actively promote better oral health,… Read more »

Why Dental Checkups are so Important

Did you know that cavities can lead to tooth loss, which could lead to gum disease and even bone loss? If not, you are not alone. Thousands of people constantly underestimate the importance of your regular dental checkup. And now, our team here at in , , is here to remind you the importance of… Read more »

Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?

You’ve probably heard that getting root canal therapy is no picnic. Many people are scared when they hear they need one. Fortunately, because of modern medicine, having root canal therapy is probably not as bad as you’ve heard. In fact, receiving root canal therapy usually feels similar to having a cavity filled. Still, do you… Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Large Cavities on Molars and Premolars

Molars and premolars are primarily used to chew and grind tough foods. To aid in this endeavor, these teeth often have deep fissures in their biting surfaces. While this makes them more efficient at chewing, these areas can also trap residual food particles and plaque. This promotes the formation of large cavities. If your dentists,… Read more »

First Aid Considerations to Keep in Mind if Your Bridge Feels Loose

At South Coast Family Dentistry located in Coos Bay, Oregon, Dr. Ryan R. Bailey and Dr. B. Keith Huff use a very powerful dental grade cement to secure a bridge in place. However, it is possible for a blow to the face, or the latent effects of chronic gum disease to weaken this cement. If your… Read more »

The Toothpaste Test

Oral hygiene is vital if you want a strong and successful oral health, which is why it’s best to know all there is to know about oral hygiene in , . So, today our team would like to improve your knowledge by encouraging you to take this quiz about toothpaste: Question No. 1: Do all… Read more »

What Happens if I Lose a Crown?

If you’ve had a crown, you know what a significant investment – in both time and money – it is in your oral health. Crowns are built to last for many years, provided you take proper care of them. However, not all crowns are perfect and there are instances in which they will sometimes fail…. Read more »