Your Smile Care: What You Can (And Cannot) Control

It’s true, you cannot control everything. In fact, there are a lot of things that are out of your grasp of power! While this can feel frustrating in certain circumstances, we remind you that if you’re struggling with this realization in regard to your smile care, we can help. True, you could chip or break… Read more »

Flossing: “Oops” Moments That Are Harming Your Oral Health

You might think you’re doing a pretty good job with your flossing. That is, until you meet with our Celina, TX practice for a checkup and we tell you that you could probably be doing a better job. Maybe you have developed some amount of gum inflammation or we simply see the buildup of plaque… Read more »

Quiz: Does Something Bad Happen When You Don’t Floss?

If your instinctual guess regarding whether something bad happens when you leave flossing out of your dental hygiene sessions is that yes, there are consequences, then you’re right! However, you may not necessarily have a firm idea regarding what those consequences entail. When you take a quick quiz, you may find that in addition to… Read more »

Dental Hygiene: What Aren’t You Doing?

Yes, when you think about your dental hygiene, you may assume that as long as you’re attempting to do some amount of oral health cleansing, you must be on track. However, you cannot trick your smile. When you perform the appropriate cleaning successfully, your smile stays healthy. When you don’t quite get it accomplished as… Read more »

What To Do When Brushing Hurts

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: you should be brushing your teeth twice a day, and flossing once. What should you think (or do) when this everyday routine has a painful element attached to it? It is understandable that you might shorten brushing time, or be tempted to skip it… Read more »

Dental Hygiene Products: Tricks For Getting The Most Out Of Them

Just like anything else, you want to get the absolute most from the smile health related products you’re purchasing for your smile. Unfortunately, it’s surprisingly easy to accidentally waste precious dollars on your dental hygiene if you’re not careful. The silver lining? Since we’ve seen this before and happen to know a thing or two… Read more »

Why, How, And When To Brush Your Tongue

The thought of brushing your tongue as part of your dental hygiene might feel very unfamiliar to you. However, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t something you should be doing. The truth is, we suggest that you clean this part of your oral system every day! To help take the edge off of any shock… Read more »

How To Cope: When You Hate Your Dental Floss

We have most certainly heard this story before: You hate your dental floss. You don’t really even want to look at it, which is why it stays in the drawer most of the time even though you’re very consistent with your brushing habits. As you probably know, when you don’t floss, you don’t make the… Read more »

Your Brushing: The Good, The Bad, And The Helpful Tips

Brushing your teeth seems very simple at first glance. Fortunately, it is a simple process that can help you attain and maintain exceptional oral health. However, when you’re feeling a little fuzzy on the guidelines and exactly what you should be doing, making it through a successful and relaxing dental hygiene session can feel exhausting… Read more »

Answering All Those Questions About: Toothpaste

We know that you have toothpaste questions because nearly every patient has at least one. However, we also know that you might worry dental hygiene questions are too “basic” to bring up during your visits. This is never the case! If you’re curious about something super simple or surprisingly complicated, bring it up. The sooner… Read more »