Your Bridge Requires Regular Cleaning and Care

Your new effectively restores the full function, and appearance of a tooth that was lost due to advanced tooth decay or extraction. While the material your bridge is made from is not vulnerable to bacteria and tooth decay, it will still require regular cleaning and care as part of your oral hygiene regimen. Periodontal disease… Read more »

Sealing Out Tooth Decay

Children are especially prone to developing cavities. This is caused by a variety of factors, but there is one easy thing you can do for them in order to give them extra defense. Dental sealants can help seal your child’s teeth against decay and cavities. A dental sealant is a thin, sturdy layer of plastic… Read more »

Helping Your Smile by Maintaining Healthy Saliva Levels

Did you know that a radiant, healthy smile depends not only on healthy teeth and gums, but on a healthy oral environment that protects your oral tissues and keeps your mouth functioning smoothly? Along with daily brushing and flossing, and regular professional dental cleanings, optimal saliva levels create a comfortable, protective environment for healthy teeth… Read more »

These Signs Indicate You Should See Your Dentist

Taking care of your oral health starts with the basic essentials; daily brushing and flossing and even using a mouthwash to help reduce bacteria. Getting professional dental cleanings every six months helps keep your teeth and gums in their best shape as well. But what happens if you experience symptoms in between oral cleanings? Signs… Read more »

What to Do About an Injured Lip

A dental emergency can happen to your mouth, just like any other part of the body. A blow to the face or a hard fall can potential split your lip or cause you to bite it very hard. A severe injury usually requires a trip to the emergency room. If your injured lip isn’t serious,… Read more »

What You Need to Know about Bruxism

Many people grind their teeth from time to time. If teeth grinding, which is also called bruxism, only occurs occasionally, it usually does not harm the teeth. However, regular bruxism can damage the teeth and cause other oral health issues. Teeth grinding and clenching often occurs during sleep and can be caused by a misaligned… Read more »

This Toothpaste Is History

In the world of modern dental care, we know that cleaning our teeth with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day is important in maintaining excellent oral health. Some of the people living in ancient and medieval times also believed dental care was important, however, their toothpastes were very different from the kind we use today…. Read more »

Let Your Diet Protect Your Oral Health

For a beautiful smile look no further than your diet! A healthy mouth starts with healthy eating habits to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. What you eat, and don’t eat, can make all the difference in your oral health. The Harmful of Effects of Acids Acids created by oral bacteria can harm the hard… Read more »

Do I Need Endodontic Therapy?

Endodontic therapy, more commonly known as a root canal, is an outpatient procedure used to repair or replacing the root of a tooth that is damaged or infected. Your dentist might require a series of X-rays in advance to help determine the extent of the decay and any other problems. They will then remove excess… Read more »

Thumb Sucking and Pacifiers: Break the Habits

Have you ever given your child a pacifier? Have you caught them sucking their thumb? Do you ever wonder if either of these habits is safe? As you’ve probably realized, your child typically sucks their thumb for comfort. Thumb sucking is natural and typically won’t cause problems for young children. Sadly, if your child sucks… Read more »