How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account... Read more »

Does Your Child Have Halitosis?

Bad breath or halitosis is caused by a number of problems. This can include medical issues, alcohol and tobacco use, diet and poor oral hygiene. We often think of it as an adult problem, but what about when halitosis occurs in your child? If you are noticing bad breath in your son or daughter, you… Read more »

Enamel – What is it?

It’s all over your toothpaste tube and your bottle of mouthwash. You’ve probably overheard the term in the dentist’s office a time or two, and if you watch late-night TV, you’ve seen ads for oral health products claiming to help this part of your oral health. But what is enamel? And why do you need… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Habits Should Be Done Each Day

Brushing your teeth should be done at least twice a day. If you let plaque or bacteria and acids linger on your teeth too long, you could be placing your teeth at high risk for erosion. That is why remembering your oral hygiene techniques and habits could help save your teeth in your future. Our… Read more »

Chipped Tooth Enamel Needs Professional Treatment

As hard as your tooth enamel is, it can still be chipped or fractured by a blow to the mouth or by chewing on foreign objects. Other factors in chipping your tooth enamel could include using your teeth to open a container or grinding your teeth while sleeping Without professional attention from one of our… Read more »

What Can You Do About Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can cause significant discomfort and inconvenience, especially when your favorite hot or cold foods and drinks are no longer an option. It can also increase your risk of dental problems if it makes brushing your teeth painful. If you are suffering from tooth sensitivity, we can provide you with helpful information to treat… Read more »

Mouth Goals 2018

The new year is right around the corner, and for many, that means setting goals and gearing up for a fantastic year! In 2018, resolve to clean up your oral hygiene habits to make sure you have a healthy smile you’ve always wanted! Chew Gum: Chew gum! It can be very beneficial to your mouth… Read more »

A Consistent and Effective Flossing Technique Is Important for Preventing Hardened Tartar

The presence of hardened tartar on the base of your teeth near the gumline can significantly increase your chances of suffering periodontal health problems. This is often the result of inconsistent daily oral hygiene practices. While many people can remember to brush their teeth each morning and night, not everyone is conscientious about flossing at… Read more »

Two Tips for Toothbrush Care

Even if you brush your teeth twice a day, if your toothbrush is not up to the task, your efforts may prove worthless. Improve your toothbrush techniques with these 2 simple tips: Contamination and Bacteria: Store your toothbrush upright in an open, well-ventilated area. If you must store your toothbrush in a closed container, for… Read more »

Five Ways to Conquer Odor-Causing Bacteria

The sources of bad breath are plentiful, from food to medical conditions such as gum disease or dry mouth, but whatever may be causing those unpleasant smells, most of it goes back to bacteria. Here are five ways to stop odor-causing bacteria in its tracks: Oral Hygiene Basics: When it comes to battling bad bacteria,… Read more »