Canker Sores Versus Cold Sores

Mouth sores can be obnoxious. They are irritating and unsightly and can even be painful. Two of the most common varieties of mouth sores are canker sores and cold sores. Though often referred to interchangeably, they are not the same. Canker sores are small ulcerations with a white or grey base and a red outline…. Read more »

You Are Eligible for Dental Sealants

Are you vulnerable to cavities on your molars? If you don’t have oral sealants on them, the answer might be yes. We put together this post to help you learn a tiny bit of additional information about oral sealants; continue reading to further your knowledge, and feel free to phone us to arrange a visit… Read more »

Sugar Plums and Toothaches

The holidays are here, and with them comes a plethora of opportunities for sweet treats. While these may make you smile, they can be damaging to your teeth and gums. Sugar can actually be really bad for your smile, though the effects are indirect. When you don’t clean your teeth properly, a sticky film called… Read more »

Making Your Toothbrush Work For You

Do you know how to correctly take care of your most-used dental hygiene tool? There are many things to consider as you properly buy, store, and protect your toothbrush. Here are a few tips to get you started: Buy a new toothbrush every 3-4 months. Replace your brush earlier if the bristles look frayed or… Read more »

What Is the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance?

You have heard that it is recommended to brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes each time, and to floss once a day. But who makes those recommendations? There is an organization called the American Dental Association, or ADA, that puts out those recommendations. The ADA is very helpful for many reasons, including… Read more »

Prepare Your Child’s Smile for Vacation by Using Our Tips

Your vacation is supposed to be a time of relaxation and adventure. Now imagine your child experiencing a dental issue or even a dental emergency. That doesn’t sound very fun, does it? Fortunately, you can prevent this by helping your child have a strong and healthy smile before you leave for vacation. You can do… Read more »

A Complete Set of Dentures Can Replace the Basic Function and Appearance of Your Missing Teeth

If you have struggled with poor oral hygiene in the past, then your teeth and gums are at increased risk of suffering from cavities and periodontal disease. Without professional treatment these two oral health conditions can result in the loss of multiple teeth. Even if you have several teeth remaining, severe periodontal disease could have… Read more »

What to do for Dental Emergencies

Accidents and emergencies are facts of life. At some time in our lives, we’ve all been to the emergency room at the hospital. But there can also be dental emergencies, just like there are other health emergencies. Do you know what to do in such an emergency? Here are some tips that you can use… Read more »

Chewing Gum: Good or Bad?

Is chewing gum good for your teeth? Studies have shown that chewing sugar-free gum for about 20 minutes after eating may help prevent cavities. How is this possible?   Saliva is your body’s first defense against cavities. Chewing sugar-free gum stimulates saliva production, allowing it to wash away the sugars and food particles left in… Read more »

What are the Signs of a Cavity

Had you heard that there are a number of things you should do if you’re hoping to protect your oral health? For instance, you might know that you’ll need to brush, floss, and visit our team regularly.  We usually suggest scheduling two appointments with us each year. During these appointments, we might spot issues you… Read more »