The Truth About Chewing Gum

What You Need To Know To Protect Your Teeth Chewing gum has gotten a bad reputation over the years, since most types of gum contain questionable ingredients (aspartame) and often have more sugar than anyone would want. But the reality is that certain chewing gums can have positive effects on your teeth and even improve… Read more »

How to Care for Dental Implants

What You Should Do Directly After Surgery and Beyond   Dental implants can change lives, but it is extremely important to care for them properly. When you care properly for your implants, you can enjoy a more complete smile, better chewing, and better speaking for years to come – perhaps even a lifetime. However, without… Read more »

Oral Surgery – For Impacted Teeth

What You Need To Know If you have teeth in your mouth that don’t properly erupt through the jawbone and gum tissue, then they will become impacted. Impacted teeth might not sound like a big problem, but they can lead to major problems like bone loss, root resorption, or even the formation of cysts or… Read more »

Do Whitening Strips and Toothpastes Work?

Are those magic whitening strips off the shelf really doing anything? We’ve all seen the advertisements and displays at the grocery store of toothpastes and strips that are meant to whiten your teeth. Almost every over-the-counter brand has a type of toothpaste they sell that has the word “whitening” in it. But what are these… Read more »

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 »