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 »

Recognizing and Treating Gum Disease

While gum disease affects many of of adults in the United States, you may not be aware you are suffering from it, since it can be painless. But if you have gums that are swollen, bright red or tender, or they bleed when you brush and floss, or if you... Read more »

Don’t Let Dry Mouth Affect Your Smile

The condition known as dry mouth may seem like nothing more than an annoyance. However, your saliva has an important job to do, and without it, you can face some serious health problems. Saliva cleans the food debris from your mouth, and neutralizes the acids that will attack the enamel... Read more »

Preserving Your Smile With a Root Canal

No dental patient wants to hear the words “root canal.” The words summon up images of a long procedure, pain, and an uncomfortable recovery. However a root canal is a a very effective way to keep your smile intact. In fact, teeth that might have required an extraction can be... Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Symptoms Can Sometimes Be Linked to Insufficient Fluoride Exposure

Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can allow excess plaque acids to develop in your mouth. If you also consume acidic beverages on a regular basis it could also reduce the mineral density of your tooth enamel. As this happens, the microscopic pores on the surface of your tooth... Read more »