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Things You Need to Know When Shopping for Dental Insurance

September is a good time to start researching your dental insurance options. As a private practice, Floss is contracted with many dental insurance companies. Dental insurance can be very confusing if you do not have the proper information to make the best selection for you and your family. In this article, we discuss dental insurance with and without waiting periods,…
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Five At-Home Treatments to Relieve Tooth Pain

How to relieve a toothache Dr. Holloway recommends that when in doubt, seek your dentist out! Often times, once a tooth hurts, it is too late to have minimal or no treatment at all. If there is only sensitivity when eating or drinking cold foods and drinks, waiting to see if it subsides is perfectly reasonable. If the pain is…
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Five Common Causes of Toothaches

Many people who experience tooth pain wonder if they should see a dentist or just wait and see if it goes away. People worry that they are overreacting or could lose a tooth if they go to the dentist. Most patients just want reassurance that their tooth or teeth are going to be OK and that the toothache can be…
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Oral Health Plays a Large Role in Overall Health

Oral Health and Overall Health: How Strong is the Link? We are all aware of the primary benefits of good oral hygiene. If you want a bright smile, clean teeth, and wonderful breath, then proper oral care is a must. But can effective brushing and flossing actually help prevent serious systemic disorders as well? Let’s explore this a bit… Your…
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Causes of Bad Breath and Bad Breath Home Remedies

What causes bad breath and how to fix it Bad breath, or halitosis, can be very frustrating and embarrassing. There are many factors that cause bad breath both from your mouth and sometimes even systemically. The most common causes of bad breath are: Poor oral hygiene habits. Brushing and flossing daily in addition to using a mouth rinse helps keep…
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Cutting the Waste of Toothpaste Tubes

Toothpaste Tabs Help Reduce Waste and Promote Sustainability In today’s throw-away society, the idea of no more toothpaste tubes in landfills is a refreshing idea! Many companies have come up with a product called toothpaste tabs that have a zero waste packaging system. In the United States alone it is estimated that over 400 million plastic toothpaste tubes are thrown…
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Botox Injections for TMJ Pain

When you think of Botox, chances are you do not think of the dentist’s chair. While Botox is most often associated with wrinkle treatment, Botox injections for TMJ pain are also very effective. TMJ, or TMD, is short for temporomandibular joint disorder and it can cause mild to severe pain in and around the jaw joint, jaw muscles as well…
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Oral HPV and How to Prevent It

Oral HPV has Surpassed Cervical Cancer Human Papillomavirus, or more commonly known as HPV, causes about 31,500 cases of cancer in men and women each year in the U.S. alone. HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer, which is HPV cancer in the mouth and throat area, has surpassed cervical cancer as the most prevalent HPV cancer! In the U.S., certain strains of HPV…
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Top Sports That Should Always Use a Mouth Guard

Play Hard, But Protect Those Teeth Using a Mouth Guard Athletic guards or mouth guards are tremendously advantageous for athletes of any age to wear during sporting events. The top sports where you should ALWAYS wear a mouth guard are: Football Hockey Rugby Soccer Basketball Softball/Baseball Volleyball Athletes take elbows, shoulders, balls and athletic equipment to the face and mouth…

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