Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics, and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role in keeping up your overall health. Some oral bacteria, however, can cause serious problems and […]
It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like a good friend, Dr. Collins in San Diego will tell it to you straight. Read more below to […]
Sheena (our very own insurance and billing specialist) recently finished her Invisalign treatment with Dr. Tim Collins and shared her 10 best Invisalign Tips in a great blog post. Way to go, Sheena! Since Sheena had the chance to learn about Invisalign in our CDH team trainings and also experience Invisalign for herself, we thought we […]
A survey covered by NPR on Tuesday revealed just how much many of us hate to floss. The survey conducted by the ADA revealed that many adults would rather do these unpleasant chores than floss their teeth: Flossing or Taxes? Eighteen percent would rather wash dishes. Fourteen percent would rather clean the toilet or wait in a long line. Nine percent would rather […]
If you want to keep your natural teeth for a lifetime, here are five bad dental habits to consider dropping: Bad Dental Habit #1: Chewing Ice Lots of us are guilty of this one – it may seem harmless, but chewing ice can crack your teeth and cause extreme sensitivity. Try this Good Habit Instead: Next […]
New and expectant parents often wonder about how to set their child on track for a healthy life. One of the questions we encounter is: “will my child be as cavity-prone as I am?” So are cavities really contagious? It is true that parents with a history of cavities would be more likely to have […]
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