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 which left behind--will eventually cause... 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 flaws in your smile. We... read more »

Prolong the Life of Your Veneers

Veneers are thin shells made to cover teeth cracks, stains, chips, and discolored teeth. This makes veneers are great option for quickly correcting your smile. However, before you decide that veneers are right for you, there are a few factors that you should consider. Maybe the most important question you should consider is this: will I need to replace my... read more »

All You Need to Know About the Causes and Treatments of Bad Breath

Having bad breath is a common health condition that could be a symptom of simple or dangerous things, and we’re here to help you identify the cause of your bad breath. The following list includes the causes and treatments of bad breath. If none of these treatments eliminate the problem, we encourage you to call our office today to find... read more »

How to Maintain a Healthy Smile by Preventing Tooth Decay

Are you interested in maintaining or achieving a healthy, functional, and strong smile? If so, it’s time to start preventing tooth decay! There are many things you can do to finally protect your smile from cavities as well as reach your oral health goals, and those things are: • Use fluoride toothpaste and make sure to brush your teeth every... read more »

Three Tips on Caring for Your Toothbrush

Are you committed to protecting your smile? Do you make a habit of brushing your teeth every morning and night? Do you even brush your teeth after every meal? If so, good for you—but there’s even more you can do. To ensure that your mouth is as clean and safe as possible, you should care for your toothbrush. Here are... read more »

8 Amazing Dental Facts

1. You are not supposed to brush your teeth within 6 feet of a toilet - The airborne particles from the flush can travel up to six feet, so when you brush your teeth within those six feet, you can inhale some of those particles as well. 2. The first toothbrush was manufactured in China in 1498 - Before 1498,... read more »

Answers to Your Dental Questions

Everyone has questions for their dentist at one time or another, but how often do you actually think of the questions you have while you’re sitting in the dentist chair? Probably not very often. Here is a list of the most-asked questions to dentists by their patients. Chances are, you have some of these same questions, too. Q: What is... read more »

How Your Oral Health Is Affected By Smoking

Everyone knows smoking tobacco is bad for your health, but do you know how bad it is for your teeth and gums? Smoking can cause a lot of problems in your mouth. Here are a few of them: Increases the risk of gum disease by disrupting the function of cell tissues, making the gums more vulnerable to infection. Causes bad... read more »

What Should Adults Do About Loose Teeth?

When you’re a kid, a loose tooth is the best thing ever. You spend your time fiddling with it, find a creative way to pull it, and then receive a quarter from the tooth fairy. But as an adult, a loose tooth isn’t such a great thing. What are some of the ways your teeth can loosen and how can... read more »