What to do about a Fractured Tooth

The microscopic mineral crystals that make up your tooth enamel can be very dense. This gives your teeth the durability to chew very hard foods. Unfortunately, there are times when something like a blow to the face or a fall can fracture this enamel layer. If a fall or blow to the face causes bleeding… Read more »

Nutrition Tips for Good Oral Health

Your diet can have an effect on your oral health. Sweet and sticky foods like candy, soft drinks, desserts and dried fruits can stick to your teeth and along the gum line. The sugars in these foods promotes tooth decay and gum disease. Highly acidic foods can also damage the mineral crystal structure of tooth… Read more »

What You Need to Know about Dentures

Will eating with new dentures be difficult? Eating with your new dentures will take some practice and some wearers find it uncomfortable for a few weeks. To grow accustomed to your new denture, start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly and use both sides of your mouth. Slowly add other foods to… Read more »

Pediatric Oral Hygiene: Teaching Your Child How to Properly Brush

Oral hygiene is extremely important, especially for your little ones. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 40 percent of children will have tooth decay by the time they attend kindergarten. So, it’s extremely important to teach your child how to brush their teeth because doing so will pay off in the long run. How… Read more »

3 Ways to Brighten Your Smile This Christmas

Who doesn’t want a white smile, especially for Christmas? Well, if you’re one who does, we have some tips for you! Here are three ways you can brighten your smile for Christmas, and we encourage you to try one: Over-the-counter whitening There are many whitening treatments available at the local grocery stores, like whitening strips,… Read more »

The 4 Best Toothpaste Options for Your Smile

As you browse the oral hygiene aisle at the store, the many options may start to make things a bit overwhelming and confusing. However, if you know what to look for in a tube of toothpaste, shopping will be much easier! So, to help you pick the best toothpaste for your smile, we recommend the… Read more »

Have You Ever Used a Plaque Discoloring Agents?

How many times have you been told that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day? Or about how important it is to floss? How many times have you been told why? You may have that you need to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. But, have you heard that you need… Read more »

What Happens if I Lose a Crown?

A crown represents a significant investment in oral health and functionality. When properly cared for and maintained, it can last for many years to come. Even though a crown is not subject to tooth decay, there are a number of things that can cause the crown to fail. The cause of the failure will determine… Read more »

Tips for Recovery after Wisdom Tooth Extraction

For most people, the wisdom teeth erupt in late adolescence. Sometimes only one or two wisdom teeth emerge while others might become impacted. This can influence the type of procedure you need for extraction, which can also influence your recovery time. Most of the time, your dentist will remove your wisdom teeth while your mouth is numb… Read more »

How You Can Avoid a Root Canal

Are you concerned about root canals? Do you avoid going to the dentist just to avoid this dreaded treatment? If so, we have good news for you: root canal therapy has come a long way. In fact, most patients who have had this treatment aren’t nearly as concerned with having another. Still, we believe that… Read more »