Care For Your Smile For A Lifetime

Your whole-life smile is important to our dental team. That is why we encourage you to take superb care of your teeth and gums! Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to maintain a healthy, natural smile for your whole life. Here are some ways to take care of your... Read more »

Combatting Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Milk, formula, and fruit juice all contain sugar that, when left in the baby's mouth, increases the the chances of tooth decay. Bacteria metabolizes carbohydrates and sugars to create acid which erodes the protective enamel that covers the teeth. Steps you can take keep your baby's mouth healthy include: -Starting... Read more »

Teeth Lost to Severe Dental Avulsion Might Be Replaced with a Removable Partial Denture

The American Association of Endodontists notes that dental trauma is most often attributed to athletic injuries, automotive collisions, or a severe accident in the home. In an extreme case where multiple teeth have been knocked out or fractured at the gumline, the dental avulsion might not leave sufficient healthy dental... Read more »

Maintaining Good Oral Health Encompasses Several Factors

The overall health and function of your mouth can have a profound influence on your general quality of life. Chronic gum disease, untreated cavities, and other oral health problems can cause discomfort, limit your ability to chew food effectively, and could also prove costly to treat.   To help prevent... Read more »

What More Can I Do For My Teeth?

Taking care of your teeth is a habit that needs to last a lifetime. Brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day, and floss once a day. Once you develop that habit, there is something else that may help keep your pearly whites clean--add a quality mouthwash. You will... Read more »

Three Candies To Avoid For a Better Smile

Your teeth make eating amazing food, communicating with friends and family, and lighting up the world with your smile all achievable activities. However, some foods can really damage the structure and appearance of your teeth. We encourage you to avoid the following for healthier teeth: -Sticky Candy: Sticky candy allows... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Toothbrush

The most tool you have for keeping your teeth and mouth healthy is your toothbrush. Using your toothbrush twice a day will go a long way to keeping your smile in good shape. While your toothbrush is a fairly simple piece of equipment, it does need a little care and... Read more »

Preventing Dry Socket After an Extraction

Dental medicine has seen incredible leaps and bounds over the years, and huge strides have been made in detecting and treating problems with your teeth and mouth. However, there are still times when it is necessary to extract a tooth. It may be that you have a tooth that is... Read more »

Can You Use a Composite Filling?

Dentists have been treating cavities for ages. As dental medicine has evolved, those treatments have not only improved in terms of effectiveness but also in cosmetic appeal. One of those advancements is composite, or tooth-colored fillings. Composite fillings are a mixture of powdered glass and acrylic resin. They have several... Read more »

Recognizing Gum Disease

If you don’t know how to combat periodontal disease, your chompers could be in grave danger. Periodontal disease, which affects virtually 50% of the population, is one of the leading causes of tooth breakdown, bloody gums and lost chompers. Here is a little summary on what causes periodontal disease, who... Read more »