How to Overcome Dry Mouth

Saliva is an important part of oral health. Saliva cleanses the mouth, aids in digestion, and prevents infection by controlling the bacteria and fungi in the mouth. Dry mouth occurs when there is not enough saliva production. Talk to Drs. Levine and Barrack if you have any of the following symptoms: – A dry, sticky… Read more »

Stronger Tooth Enamel from Fluoride Supplements

During an average day, acidic food and drink as well as the natural bacteria in your mouth, can cause a microscopic erosion of the crystal mineral structure that makes up your tooth enamel. This process is known as demineralization. If demineralization is not countered it can eventually increase your chances of developing sensitivity and tooth… Read more »

The Information You Need About the American Dental Association Seal

The American Dental Association seal of acceptance is something you should look for on every oral hygiene and dental care product you purchase. This logo represents safety and effectiveness and it tells you which products are best for your smile. The logo is a small, green square that has green lettering inside. The lettering says… Read more »

Repairing a Cavity with a Filling

Even if you are diligent about brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day and attending your regular dental checkups, there is still a chance of an area of minor decay forming on one of your teeth. In many cases a small area of tooth decay can be repaired with a simple filling. While cavities… Read more »

Can Chewing Gum Improve Your Dental Health?

Can chewing gum improve your dental health? Most people may answer no, after all, the sugar in gum feeds decay-causing plaque bacteria. However, if you chew sugarless gum after meals, you can help to prevent your smile from developing tooth decay. The Importance of Saliva Your mouth has natural cavity protection when it produces saliva…. Read more »

How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is a very important surgery that will finally restore your oral health. If you are planning to extract a tooth in the next day or so, we are here to help you prepare! Our team at wants you to have a smooth and successful experience at our office, so we strongly recommend doing… Read more »

Contact Sports Require you to Wear a Mouth Guard

In the past some schools and athletic associations treated mouth guards as optional equipment. Unfortunately participating in contact sports and other athletic activities increases the risk of cracked, fractured or knocked out teeth. In many cases these injuries could have been prevented by wearing a mouth guard. In recent years schools and athletic associations have… Read more »

The Facts About Fluoride

Do you ever wonder why fluoride is so beneficial for your smile? Well, we are happy to tell you! Fluoride is a natural mineral that nourishes and strengthens your teeth each day. It is a great tool that helps your pearly whites fight tooth decay, plaque, and other harmful substances. Even though we get this… Read more »

Gum Disease and Your Health

We always encourage our patients to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen in between dental cleanings. This can involve daily brushing, flossing, using a fluoride toothpaste, and antibacterial mouthwash rinse to keep your teeth and gums healthy. At your six month dental visit, we will scrape away any buildup of tartar (hardened plaque) that accumulates–and… Read more »

Cosmetic Tooth Contouring: Permanent Changes For A Beautiful Smile

Do you wish that you could alter the shape of your teeth without using dental veneers? You can when you come to our dental practice for cosmetic tooth contouring. This procedure can permanently change the appearance of your teeth for a more beautiful smile. Also known as tooth reshaping, tooth contouring can fix minor cosmetic… Read more »