Mouthwash, Chewing Gum, and Your Smile

Brushing and flossing are the siblings that make the foundation of oral hygiene. But have you met their cousins, Mouthwash and Chewing Gum? The four of these work together to bring you excellent oral health. Mouthwash: Choose an over-the-counter therapeutic mouthwash that has earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Therapeutic mouthwashes are designed for many… Read more »

The Basics of Root Canals

The words “root canal” cause many patients to envision long, painful procedures and a difficult period of recovery. Over the years, root canals have received a poor reputation, but root canal care is vital because it can preserve teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. Dr. and our team are happy to give you… Read more »

Dental Care and Your Braces

If your dentist has told you that it is time for you to get braces, or if you have decided the time is right, you might be wondering how you will take care of your teeth with all that metal in your mouth. Well, not only is dental hygiene possible when you wear braces, but… Read more »

Restoring Broken Smiles

In this modern dentistry age, there are very few dental ailments that cannot be treated. If your smile is broken, chances are very high that we can fix it. Here are some examples below: – When your tooth enamel has been penetrated by bacteria, cavities forms. Thankfully, they can be treated with dental fillings, which… Read more »

Dentures 101

If you have worn never had dentures before, you should expect a period of adjustment. This is particularly true if you have been living with missing teeth for some time. At first, your dentures will feel bulky in your mouth, and it may take some time for you to learn the best way to put… Read more »

What Effects Does Gum Disease Have?

One of the most common diseases we treat in our office is gum disease. Since this sickness can do so much harm to your chompers and gums, you should understand what causes it and how to avert it. Gum disease, also referred to as pyorrhea and periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums that… Read more »

Treating Your Gum Disease

Gum disease affects approximately half of the adults in the United States. But because it is often painless in its earliest stages, you may not be aware that you have it. Your dentist may be the first one to spot gum disease, which in its early stages is known as gingivitis. However there are some… Read more »

Facts About Extraction

Your teeth can become damaged from an accident or other trauma, or by disease or decay. Extraction may be necessary to relieve a mouth crowded with teeth, or for an orthodontic or wisdom tooth procedure. In a simple extraction, your dentist will us an instrument called an elevator to loosen your tooth, before extracting it… Read more »

Great Smiles are Possible with Dental Sealants

If you have suffered any damage to a part of your tooth and want to further protect your teeth from tooth decay, dental sealants are a great option. Dental sealants are used to protect molars, which tend to have a high risk for cavities. Dental sealants are a thin layer of plastic applied to the… Read more »

What Do You Know about Zoom! Whitening Systems?

Are you looking to improve the appearance of your teeth without the addition of artificial materials on your smile? Do you want to boost the color of your smile by clearing away the problematic stains? If so, make room for a Zoom! Whitening treatment. Zoom! whitening is designed to keep your teeth looking white and… Read more »