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 »

What Is an Abscessed Tooth?

Most dental patients have heard of an abscessed tooth — and many people fear that they might be experiencing one whenever they feel pain in their mouths. What is an abscessed tooth, and how is it treated? A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that’s caused by a bacterial infection, which is usually the result of tooth decay, periodontal... read more »

Which Toothbrush and Toothpaste Should My Child Use?

We all want to make the very best decisions for our children. Did you know those important decisions even extend to choosing the right type of toothbrush and toothpaste? It’s true. Even though children eventually lose their baby teeth, proper pediatric oral care can influence your child’s well-being into adulthood. Bristle Strength - When it comes to toothbrushes, you’ll want... read more »

Mint Toothpaste

Have you ever noticed that just about every toothpaste you find at the store is mint flavored? From peppermint and spearmint to Mint Chocolate Trek, Vanilla Mint Spark, and Lime Spearmint Zest; the thing that nearly all toothpaste has in common is mint. Humans can distinguish hundreds of different flavors, so what is it about mint that has made it... read more »

Freshen Your Breath

Bad breath can ruin a date, cause co-workers to avoid you, and generally be an unwelcomed nuisance. Here are some ways that you can tackle your bad breath and start down the road to minty freshness. Avoid Garlic and Onions: Foods like garlic and onions can be smelled on the breath for up to three days after consumption. The odors... read more »

Halloween Candy

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, but it is also Halloween season as well. As a general rule, eating candy on a regular basis (especially for children wearing braces), but we realize it is asking a lot for children to completely forego Halloween. In order to minimize the amount of damage to teeth and braces, we have compiled a list... read more »

The Risks of Oral Piercings

Before you decide to have your tongue pierced, it is important to realize that there are risks involved. While oral piercings may look cool or make a statement, they can lead to complications if you don’t take proper precautions. While not all oral piercings lead to complications, those that decide to get pierced should understand the risks. One reason oral... read more »

Importance of Communication

For a dentist, good communication is one of the most important tools. We strive to have open communication with each of our patients in order to provide the best treatments and services possible. We understand that there are many people who may anxious about coming in and talking to us. Some people have a fear of going to the dentist... read more »

Smoking and Periodontal Disease

The center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just launched a TV ad and video campaign educating the public on the link between smoking and periodontal disease. (1)Besides causing stained teeth and bad breath, tobacco smoking is a risk factor for periodontal disease. Smoking interferes with the ability of the body’s immune system to fight the bacteria linked with periodontal... read more »

April is Dental Trauma Awareness Month

Dental injuries are common in contact sports and recreational activities. The American Dental Association promotes the importance of safety in maintaining oral health and the use of a properly fitted mouthguard as the best available protective device for reducing the incidence of sports related dental injuries. Click on the link for more information. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/m/mouthguards -Peggy, RDH