Cavities and Your Oral Health

Did you know that parents can pass tooth decay bacteria on to their children by kissing them or sharing eating utensils? Parents, siblings, anyone sharing food, straws, or toothbrushes, can spread bacteria, and bacterial growth in the mouth is the main cause of cavities. There are three types of cavities: Smooth Surface Cavities: these are… Read more »

Flossing for Prevention of Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue that leads to inflammation. Tartar at the gum line is one of the most common causes of gum disease. The earliest stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. If gingivitis is left unresolved, it can advance into periodontitis. This stage of gum disease can have… Read more »

The Basics of Fluoride

Do you ever wonder why your dentist or dental hygienist gives you a fluoride treatment every time you come into our office for a dental checkup or cleaning? Well, we are happy to tell you! Fluoride is an extremely important mineral that our smiles need to survive. With the help of fluoride, our teeth can… Read more »

Foods to Avoid So You Can Maintain Positive Oral Health

Thanksgiving is almost here. So, why not prepare a Thanksgiving meal that doesn’t have negative oral effects on your smile? Many people do not know that there are many foods that can damage your teeth and oral health. That is why it’s important to understand what foods are best to avoid while striving for oral… Read more »

If Your Child Grinds His Teeth While Sleeping

At the end of a busy day at school and activities, the last thing your child needs is to grind his teeth during the night while he should be catching up with a restful night’s sleep. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can happen by day during times of stress but often emerges at night. There a… Read more »

Mouthguards and Your Teeth

When you lose a tooth, it can be difficult to speak clearly, chew properly, and your teeth could be in danger of shifting. Fortunately, there are solutions a dentist can offer—both in response to a knocked out tooth and to protect your smile in the first place. For example, if you are an athlete, your… Read more »

Why You Should Consider Teeth Whitening Treatment

Many people feel hopeless when they want to achieve the smile they have always wanted. However, we are happy to tell you that there is a way to make your smile shine at ! There are many different kinds of teeth whitening treatment, and the first step you need to take to achieve your dream… Read more »

Help Your Child Get Ready for School with this Back-to-School Dental Checklist

Are you nervous about your child’s first day of school because you aren’t quite sure if you have everything ready? Well, if you haven’t checked off the tasks on your back-to-school dental checklist, you don’t! It is just as important to get your child’s smile ready as it is to get them a new wardrobe… Read more »