How Drinking Coffee Can Affect Your Teeth

When it comes to morning routines, most people like to start the day off with a cup of coffee. Coffee helps give you that boost of energy, and causes you to feel more alert and energized to take on the day. Some might even reach for a second cup when they feel that afternoon slump. While coffee […]

Bleeding Gums: Causes and Solutions

Seeing some red in the sink after brushing or flossing may raise an eyebrow or two. It may seem like your gums are bleeding for no reason. But before you venture down the rabbit hole of what-ifs, consider these common causes of bleeding gums. Common Causes of Bleeding Gums • Vigorous Toothbrushing: The extra oomph […]

How To Floss Correctly

Learning how to floss correctly will help removes  plaque  and food particles in places where your toothbrush cannot easily reach — under the gumline and in between your teeth. Because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is not just highly recommended, it is a necessity. In order to experience […]

How to Handle Your Dental Emergency

Let’s say you sprained an ankle — what’s next? Most of us would probably say something along the lines of plop down on the nearest couch with a bag of ice, elevate the ankle, add some compression, and see a doctor if it doesn’t see improvements in a day or two. But what about a […]

Warning Signs of Tooth Decay

Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And, that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child or an adult, the application of fluoride via fluoride treatments, your […]

Protecting Yourself Against Oral Cancer

If there were a quick and painless way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the mouth of someone you loved, would you want them to try it? What if that person were you? The truth is, as uncomfortable as it may be to even think of the word “cancer,” thinking about it, and thus detecting it […]

How Chewing on a Toothpick Can Harm Your Mouth

When we we’re little, most of us have seen someone going around chewing on a toothpick, maybe a family member or just someone random. It was very popular back then and still is today. But chewing on a toothpick can cause serious oral damage and even injuries to your mouth. Us here at Reimels Family […]

Why Your Teeth May Be Sensitive to Hot or Cold

When it comes to having sensitive teeth, you don’t want to worry about biting into something hot or cold and having any pain. However, so many people deal with this issue on a daily basis. Due to this, it is important to consider why your teeth might be sensitive to hot or cold. Knowing this […]

Are Any of Your Teeth Impacted?

Sometimes patients come in with their teeth impacted. This is more common than you might think. With many patients having wisdom teeth that are just not able to come out, baby teeth that won’t budge or even teeth growing in the wrong way, it is a common occurrence. The professionals here at Reimels Family and […]

Is Brushing More than Twice Per Day Safe?

One of the questions we get asked on a regular basis here at Reimels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is if brushing more than twice each day is safe for your teeth. The answer is typically no. However, there are occasional times where it is alright. If you recently ate something that is sticking to your […]