Brushing, flossing, and mouthwash with fluoride. If there was a holy trinity for a quality daily personal oral hygiene routine, this would be that triumvirate. For some folks, these are an easy enough set of daily goals to attain, but for others, there are a...

Teledentistry is not a new concept, but it has certainly become a focal point for many medical professionals and patients over the last couple of years due to the daily impact of COVID-19. For many years, teledentistry has been a useful — if not valuable —...

Happy New Year from your friends here at McIlwain Dental! We often get asked, “What can I do to enhance my smile?” Well, there are many options available depending on just how much “enhancement” your smile needs.  Let’s look at some choices that can help...

When it comes to maintaining your oral health, a consistent simple routine of daily brushing and flossing along with using a fluoride-based mouthwash is the trifecta for creating a healthy environment for your teeth and gums. If you are engaging in these activities daily then...

We often get asked about water flossers here at McIlwain Family Dentistry. Do they work? Are they worth the money? Are they that much better than regular flossing? In this month’s blog, we’re going to answer those questions for you! Do they work?  We find them...

Good oral health is a life-long battle against a variety of foes. From brushing to flossing to regular dentist visits, staying on top of your overall oral health and cleanliness takes the diligence of maintaining an excellent routine. When we’re children, missing a cleaning or...

Ford or Chevy? Pepsi or Coke? Most of the time when it comes to choices between two different companies' offerings, it is a matter of personal preference. When it comes to the best choice for dental care maintenance supplies (especially electric toothbrushes), the two most...