How Do I Take Care of the Most Common Dental Emergencies?

Ever wake up in throbbing pain that pounds with every heartbeat, then look in the mirror and find your face is swollen on one side and a little distorted? If you have, you’ve experienced the distress of a dental emergency.  Here’s a fact for you. We use our teeth every day, mostly without thinking about the real work they’re doing. …

Overcoming Sensitive Teeth: Getting to the Root of the Matter

Hot coffee. Ice cream. A cold glass of tart lemonade… Does even the thought of these treats make your teeth hurt? If your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold, to sour or sweet, you probably weren’t born that way. Tooth sensitivity is usually a sign of something wrong. But it’s often temporary. And it’s always treatable. So if you’ve …

Sneezes and Wheezes: How Oral Hygiene Helps During Cold and Flu Season

It’s that special time of year… when airborne germs fill the air. As people escape the weather outside, they cluster together inside. Colds and flu are just a sneeze away from their next host in workplaces, schools and homes. The Centers for Disease Control reports that flu cases have multiplied in the last several weeks. And hospitalization rates among children …

Floss Like a Boss: Why Flossing Is Essential to Your Health

“Do I really need to floss?” It’s a question we field every day at TrueCare Dentistry, from patients both young and old. The answer? A resounding, “Yes!” We get it; flossing can be a drag. But it truly is very important for your health. And not just your oral health either—flossing offers protection that extends beyond your teeth and gums. …