Oral Hygiene: The Four Reasons Why You Should Floss Your Teeth

Your smile needs to be flossed at least once a day, but do you ever wonder why? If so, our team is more than happy to tell you! There are many reasons why flossing is vital for your oral health, and four of those reasons are: Reason No. 1: Plaque acts quickly Plaque can begin… Read more »

What You Should Know About Your Bleeding Gums

Many people think that bleeding gums aren’t a big deal. Several people seem to ignore them entirely. Unfortunately, bleeding gums aren’t normal and could actually be a sign of significant problems. However, please don’t misunderstand—bleeding gums might not always be a sign of trouble. For example, your gums might bleed if you have just started… Read more »

Insights on the Process of Repairing a Cavity with a Filling

Your tooth enamel is made up of densely structured microscopic minerals. Throughout the course of an average day the acidic foods and beverages you consume and the natural processes of the bacteria in your mouth work to erode these minerals. If it is not countered by fluoride and an effective oral hygiene routine, this can… Read more »

What Does Biting Your Nails do to Your Teeth

Bad habits such as not making the bed, or leaving your laundry on the floor are can annoy some people, but, fortunately, aren’t detrimental to your health. On the other hand, would you be surprised to learn that nail biting can lead to problems with your teeth, but can also cause other issues? You see,… Read more »

Improving a Tooth’s Appearance with a Crown

Chips, deep stains, old dental work and other imperfections on one or more of your teeth can leave you wanting to explore your cosmetic improvement options. Many people in a situation like this are interested in having the faces of the teeth in their smile fitted for custom porcelain veneers. But sometimes one or more… Read more »

Don’t Let Tooth Sensitivity after a Filling Dampen Your Smile

A healthy smile depends on healthy habits and if you are doing your part your teeth and gums will thank you. Sometimes a cavity will crop up and you will need a dental filling to keep your tooth going healthy and strong.  After a filling restoration, your tooth may experience temporary tooth pain, or tooth… Read more »

Early Symptoms of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer

Statistical research conducted by the American Dental Association found that 1 out of every 92 adults will develop some form of oral or pharyngeal cancer during their lifetime. While the average age of detection is 62 years old, risk factors such as regular tobacco use and frequent alcohol consumption can greatly increase the chances of… Read more »

Responding to Soft Tissue Injuries

Have you ever injured your gums, lips, cheeks, or lips—which are accumulatively referred to as soft tissue? As you probably know, if you fall or accidentally bite any of the soft tissue in your mouth, you could end up with a cut in your mouth. If this happens to you—or to a loved one—what would… Read more »

Cavities: Fact and Fiction

You’ve probably heard something about cavities—in fact, you’ve probably had a cavity or two. But did you know there are several misconceptions surrounding cavities? To help you separate fact from fiction, we’re happy to dispel some of the more common cavity myths. For example, you’ve probably heard that cavities are caused by sugar. This isn’t… Read more »

Gratitude Starts at Home

If you have been waiting all year to eat your favorite Thanksgiving food, you are in luck! You can eat all the turkey, cranberry salad and pumpkin pies your heart desires. Enjoying your food starts with the healthy function of your teeth and taking good care of your chompers will make every bite count! Daily… Read more »