Oral Hygiene – What Is It?

Oral Hygiene Spokane WAOral Hygiene … Okay we all know what oral means and the definition of hygiene is “conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness”. Therefore it means taking care of your mouth and teeth. All dentists and Orthodontists like those at Phipps Orthodontics recommend being attentive to your teeth and your overall oral health.

Oral hygiene and good oral health know no age limits. From infants to seniors oral hygiene is important to your whole health picture. Read more on Oral Hygiene – What Is It?…

Dental Abscess – Causes And Cures

Dental Abscess Spokane WAA dental abscess, or tooth abscess, is an accumulation of pus that forms inside the teeth or gums. The abscess typically originates from a bacterial infection, often one that has accumulated in the soft pulp of the tooth.

Bacteria exist in plaque, a by-product of food, saliva and bacteria in the mouth which sticks to the teeth and damages them, as well as the gums. If the plaque is not removed by regular and proper tooth brushing and flossing the bacteria may spread within the soft tissue inside the tooth or gums, eventually resulting in an abscess. Read more on Dental Abscess – Causes And Cures…

Teeth Are Not To Be Used As A Tool – Ask Jimmy Fallon

Protect your teeth Spokane WACare for your teeth! Have you ever been frustrated opening a bottle, container, prying open a lid, or ripping open a package with your hands? Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC-TV’s popular “Tonight Show” tried prying open a tube of scar tissue repair gel with disastrous results.

For the 40 year old comedian, what happened next wasn’t funny: when trying to open the gel, Fallon chipped his front tooth, on top of another medical problem, a serious finger injury he suffered a few weeks resulting in trying to open the scar cream. Moral of the Story… Always use the right tool for the job… and your teeth are never the right tool! . Read more on Teeth Are Not To Be Used As A Tool – Ask Jimmy Fallon…

Smile Happy In 2017

Smile for 2017The American Association of Orthodontists recently completed a study that reported more than 1/3 of US adults are unhappy with their smile. Are you one of them? If so, 2017 is the year to do something about it!! What better New Years Resolution can you promise yourself or someone you love than a new smile?

In a nutshell, here’s what the study found after surveying 1,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. Read more on Smile Happy In 2017…