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Oral Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October, we highlight some of the oral health side effects that these brave warriors might endure while battling breast cancer. When a woman finds herself requiring treatment after a breast cancer diagnosis, it is understandable that the last thing on her mind may be proper oral hygiene. In fact, it is recommended…
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The Dramatic Increase in Bruxism and TMJ/TMD During the Pandemic

Floss, and other dentists around the country, have seen a dramatic increase in patients with TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) as a result of bruxism, or teeth grinding throughout the pandemic. According to a study done by the National Center for Biotechnology in Poland and Israel, the emotional aggravation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in intense bruxism and TMD…
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Get Your Oral Cancer Screening During Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, there is a death from oral cancer every 60 minutes. The reason your providers at Floss Dental Boutique stress both professional and self-screenings is that we know the survival rate from these cancers is dramatically affected by early diagnosis. In fact, four out of every 10 cases are fatal within five years without early…
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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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