Fighting Plaque

If you have the desire to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, the best thing you can do is fight dental plaque. Plaque is a white, sticky film that covers your teeth and threatens your smile. It is very important to do your best to clean this substance off your chompers as much as possible…. Read more »

Developing an Effective Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

There are several important aspects to consider when developing an effective oral hygiene routine. This includes, the quality of the products you use, brushing, flossing and attending your twice-annual dental checkups. Choosing quality oral hygiene products is very important. Make sure you look for oral hygiene products that have earned American Dental Association Seal of… Read more »

Germs in Your Mouth

You probably know that there are germs everywhere, but would you be surprised to learn that some people introduce more germs into their mouth than they need to? Sadly, it’s a fact: germs are often introduced into the mouth during brushing. Naturally, avoiding these extra germs can help you keep your smile healthy. One thing… Read more »

What to Put in a Dental Emergency First Aid Kit

Accidents happen and they can happen in your mouth just as easily as any other part of the body. However, there are some things you can do to reduce the chances of an oral injury or dental emergency. Keeping a dental first aid kit specifically set up with a few key items can greatly improve… Read more »

Your Children and Tooth Decay

Have you heard that only children are at risk of tooth decay? In reality, anyone can have tooth decay—though your children are generally more vulnerable than adults are. In fact, tooth decay is 400% more common than asthma between the ages of fourteen and seventeen. Similarly, 25% of children between one and four have some… Read more »

Gold or Porcelain Inlays and Onlays for Fillings

Food particles, residual sugar and bacteria in your mouth can cause cavities on your teeth. Without daily cleaning and twice annual dental checkups these areas can develop minor amounts of tooth decay in the enamel. When this happens your dentist will often recommend filling the cavity to repair the tooth before the decay can advance… Read more »

Drinks and Your Smile

You probably know that some drinks are bad for your teeth, but did you know that others can actually help you fight off gum disease and tooth decay? Do you know which drinks are good for your smile and which aren’t? If not, please read on! When you think of milk being good for your… Read more »

The Risks of Oral Piercing

Are you considering an oral piercing, but find yourself concerned with potential health risks? Do you ever wonder about how safe oral piercings are? Do piercings even influence your oral health? To answer questions such as these, we’re happy to discuss a few risks of oral piercing. Sadly, piercings are not always safe. For example,… Read more »

Improving Your Smile With Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are wafer-thin, customized shells that cover the imperfections of your smile. If you have chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned teeth, dental veneers provide an easy, painless solution to finally achieving the smile you are proud of. There are many advantages to dental veneers, including: • Veneers are tooth colored, so they provide a… Read more »

What Causes Wear on Your Teeth?

Your teeth are tough. In fact, with proper care they can last a lifetime. Unfortunately, there are many things that can wear down your teeth. Today, we’re going to address three of the more common issues that culprits. On an important note, the wear we will be discussing does not include tooth decay or injuries… Read more »