Gingivitis: The Earliest Stage of Gum Disease

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Do you have tender, red, swollen, or bleeding gums? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have gingivitis. But do you know what gingivitis actually is? It’s actually the earliest stage of gum disease, and if it isn’t addressed, it can develop into something much more serious. Fortunately, there are several things you… Read more »

When Did Our Ancestors Begin Using Mouthwash?

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The importance of great oral hygiene has existed for several millennia. Archeologists have found evidence of ancient chewing sticks, pastes and even oral rinses. The use of oral rinses in particular dates back as far as the first century. Before people knew what really causes plaque and bad breath, they resorted to unconventional ingredients to… Read more »

How Can You Fight Bad Breath

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Do you worry about bad breath? Do you know what you can do to counter this problem? While it’s normal to experience bad breath—everyone does occasionally—it isn’t a pleasant experience. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do. The most important thing you can do is practice good oral health. This includes brushing and… Read more »