Author Archives: Anna Budolfson

4 Tips to Getting a Healthier Smile Before Your Next Appointment

While dentist appointments can be scary, they don’t have to be. There are some things you can do beforehand so you have a healthier smile the next time you arrive in our office. Pay Attention to Your Tooth Brushing Habits Make sure you’re brushing your teeth for a minimum of a full two minutes twice […]

Do Cold Sores Impact Your Oral Health?

Anyone who is prone to cold sores knows that they tend to pop up at the most inconvenient of times. A cold sore is a blister, or a group of blisters, found around the mouth, and it is caused by the herpes simplex virus. They are highly contagious, and while most adults are already infected […]

Dental Work Does Not Have to Be Painful

Advances in dental technology have dramatically improved the comfort of dental work and orthodontic procedures. However, once the anesthesia wears off, it is possible that you may experience some pain or discomfort as your mouth starts to heal. You don’t have to be uncomfortable throughout this process. Use these over the counter medications in order […]

Should Your Mouth Be More Basic or More Acidic in pH?

When we discuss oral pH with our clients, many of them ask whether the mouth should be more basic or more acidic. The answer is neither! The pH scale ranges from 0-14, and the lower numbers indicate more acidic chemicals. A neutral pH is 7, which is the pH of normal water, and we want […]

How to Increase Your Vitamin D Intake and Why You Need To

For many people, getting enough vitamin D is easy. They spend time outside, take a daily multivitamin, and they drink milk. However, not everyone gets enough vitamin D. If you are one who is prone to cavities or sensitive teeth, then you may need to increase how much vitamin D you get regularly. It is […]