How to Assess Your Risk for Tooth Decay

March 16, 2020

What is Tooth Decay? Tooth decay is damage to a tooth’s enamel. This can happen when harmful bacteria in your mouth create acids that attack the tooth’s surface. These bacteria soften the tooth’s enamel and dentin, causing a small holes in the tooth called a cavity. This can cause infection or tooth loss if left […]

Dry Mouth – Facts and Tips

February 20, 2020

Many people experience dry mouth once in a while. This is most likely caused by dehydration, drinking one too many beers, or simply sleeping with an open mouth. Unfortunately for others, a dry mouth is a chronic problem that can have a stressful impact on their day-to-day life. In addition to these physical side effects, […]

5 Things to Know About Getting a Brighter Smile

February 3, 2020

Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve about their […]

5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

January 16, 2020

When you have a cold or the flu, taking care of your body is your top priority and that includes your mouth. Here are some simple ways to care for your dental health when you’re not feeling well: Practice Good Hygiene When you’re sick, you know to cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze. […]

Dental Tips During Pregnancy

January 1, 2020

Did you know that a baby’s teeth begin to develop between the third and sixth months of pregnancy? That’s why making smart food choices early in pregnancy can help set your child up for healthy teeth throughout their lives. During your pregnancy, a sufficient quantity of nutrients especially vitamins A, C, and D, protein, calcium […]

6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays

December 18, 2019

Timing matters Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and also helps rinse away food particles. If you like sweets and other sugary foods, eat them with meals or shortly after mealtime. Be picky if it’s sticky When it comes to picking healthy snacks, many people […]

Dental Symptoms

November 29, 2019

Toothache If your mouth or jaw hurt, it could from a toothache. Toothaches sometimes indicate a cavity but they can also signal gum disease. In some cases, an ache may be a sign of an abscess or impacted tooth. Do not wait for a toothache to get better on its own, it should be evaluated […]

Everything you Need to Know About Scaling and Root Planing

November 15, 2019

Scaling and Root Planing is a process of deep cleaning below the gumline that helps to treat gum disease. Why Do You Need It? Gum disease is caused by a sticky film of bacteria known as plaque. Plaque is always forming on your teeth. However, if they aren’t cleaned well the bacteria in plaque will […]

Top 5 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

October 31, 2019

It’s estimated that over 51,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils, and back of the tongue each year. A dentist can check for symptoms of oral cancer during a scheduled check-up. Early detection of such cancers is beneficial for treatment, but you should also know the risk factors […]

5 Questions to ask at your child’s Back-to-School dental visit

October 16, 2019

Some schools require a back-to-school dental exam and this is a good time to plan one of your child’s dental visits. A back-to-school dental visit will help to spot and deal with dental issues so your child doesn’t need to miss classes once school begins. This is also a good time to refocus on your […]