Oral Hygiene Basics



Tips for Picking a Toothbrush and Toothpaste


Picking a toothbrush and toothpaste is an important part of oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day is the best protection from tooth decay and gum disease. It helps remove food particles and plaque that are left on a person's teeth … Continued


Types of Floss and Tips for Flossing: Using Proper Technique


Many people spend lots of time going over the different types of floss and tips for flossing, but both are not equally important. When it comes to keeping the spaces between teeth clean and decay free, nothing compares to flossing … Continued


Best Tips To Clean Your Toothbrush


Why Do You Need To Clean Your Toothbrush? You use your brush to scrub off food particles from teeth and to remove the disgusting film from your tongue, but rarely do you clean your toothbrush. Cleaning a toothbrush is one … Continued


Six Bad Habits that Damage Your Teeth


Everyone would love to have a set of white, healthy teeth, but it takes more than brushing and flossing to properly take care of them. It is equally important that you abstain from things that are not good for your … Continued


What Happens If I Don’t Floss My Teeth?


If you do not floss your teeth, all sorts of problems will arise. Some of these problems will be limited to your mouth. Others will extend to other parts of your body. In fact, the failure to floss can lead … Continued


7 Foods That Can Damage Your Teeth


Do you ever wonder if the foods you are choosing to eat are damaging your teeth? Most people choose the foods they eat purely on taste preference and not how they might affect the teeth. For example, did you know … Continued


4 Crazy Facts About Bad Breath That Are Actually True


Dragon breath, toilet tongue, maggot mouth, the breath of death and even yuck mouth are all terms used to describe bad breath. A condition that everyone gets from time to time – there are multiple causes of bad breath that … Continued


Get Information on Oral Health from our Costa Mesa Dentist Blog


When you visit our Costa Mesa dentist office, we will focus much of our attention on preventative medicine unless you are coming in with a very specific problem that needs to be dealt with first. Similarly on this blog, and … Continued