Entries by Marvin Marshall DDS

5 Fall Superfoods for Better Oral Health

There’s a chill in the air and the autumn harvest is plentiful. And many of the fruits and vegetables currently in season actually benefit your oral health. To keep your mouth in good health during this season, check out these five fall superfoods that are just ripe for the taking. Apples Often referred to as […]

What to do for Bleeding Gums

Do you notice a bit of pink when you spit out your toothpaste after brushing? Does this sometimes happen when you floss? In most cases, this isn’t a huge cause for concern. But if your gums bleed regularly when you brush, it may be time to evaluate what’s causing this to happen. Here are some […]

Dealing With a Cracked Tooth

There are many ways to crack a tooth. Sustaining a blow to the mouth during sports or in an accident is one way. Grinding or clenching your teeth is another. But it may be surprising to learn that you can also crack your tooth by doing simple tasks like chewing on ice, nuts or hard […]

Keeping Your Gums Healthy

It’s no secret that brushing daily and flossing regularly are crucial to your oral health. But healthy gums also play an important role in keeping your smile looking its best. Neglecting your gums can cause gum disease, an infection that occurs when plaque is not removed from your teeth by proper brushing and flossing. And […]

Canker Sores vs. Cold Sores

Mouth sores in general can be irritating and sometimes painful. The most common mouth sores are canker sores and cold sores. But how can you tell the difference? Canker Sores When you have a canker sore, it’s difficult to chew or smile without discomfort. Canker sores are small, painful ulcers that carry the following traits: […]

Living Comfortably With Dentures

Adjusting to life with dentures can be a challenge. You may find it difficult to speak normally or chew in a comfortable fashion. You may also experience dry mouth or bad breath, which can be troublesome. If you’re new to dentures, you know it’s an adjustment, but one that is well worth it. Dentures not […]

Flossing 101

If you’re brushing your teeth twice a day, good for you! You’re doing just what the American Dental Association recommends. But don’t forget to floss. In fact, the ADA suggests you floss at least once daily, more often when possible. It’s one of the best things you can do to maintain your oral health and […]