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 »

What Are Some Fun Dental Gifts I Can Give My Child?

If you’re interested in giving your child the gift of a strong, healthy, clean, and attractive smile for their birthday or a holiday, our dentist, Dr. , and dental team are happy to hear it! There is nothing much better than a smile you are proud of. To help you give the perfect dental gift… Read more »

Genetics and Your Oral Health Care

Your oral health care often depends on a variety of factors. However, it does appear there is a link between your oral health and your family history and your genetic blueprint. However, there are currently no accurate ways to determine your risk for various oral health conditions. Look below for information regarding genetics and its… Read more »

Brushing Your Teeth with an Approved Whitening Toothpaste Can Help Maintain Your White Smile

Your tooth enamel has microscopic pores and textures on the surface. If you frequently consume dark beverages or occasionally use tobacco products it can cause minor dental stains to adhere to the faces of your teeth. In time, they can saturate the pores in your tooth enamel to leave you with an unsightly yellow, gray,… Read more »

A Filling Going Bad Needs the Attention of a Dentist

Fillings are typically used to repair chips and small area of tooth decay that affects a tooth’s enamel layer. While they are cast from materials that cannot be affected by the ravages of the bacteria living in your mouth, the bond connecting one to the tooth enamel can still be vulnerable. As time goes on,… Read more »

Protecting Your Teeth from Age

Are you ready to lose teeth when you get older? Have you heard that your teeth will actually weaken as you age? There are several things you may consider doing to keep your teeth strong even as you get older—and several things that could actually weaken your teeth. Sadly, some fairly common habits can have… Read more »

If You Have Sensitive Teeth, Here’s What You Can Do About It

If you have tooth sensitivity, you know how painful some of your favorite activities can be. Things like drinking an ice cold beverage can be excruciating. You should be aware that tooth sensitivity can be because of other dental issues. Tooth sensitivity means you could have developing gum disease, losing a filling, suffering tooth decay,… Read more »

A Custom, Removable Partial Can Restore the Function of Multiple Missing Teeth

If you’ve lost multiple teeth in one area of your mouth to tooth decay, extraction, gum disease or dental avulsion, it can seriously impair the function of your mouth. This can have an adverse impact on your quality of life by slurring your speech and even affecting your self-esteem. Dental implants mounted to a bridge… Read more »