Flossing and Chewing Gum

Brushing your teeth forms the foundation of good oral hygiene. However, it’s not the only thing that is available to maintain an excellent smile. Here are two more steps to consider as you take care of your mouth this holiday season. Floss: Brushing needs to be accompanied by flossing. It doesn’t matter if you floss… Read more »

Yearly Oral Health Reminders: Mouthwash

If you have not already begun to use alternative cleaning tools beyond brushing and flossing daily, it is important to consider them. Numerous treatments are available to add additional layers to your oral health care. One effective measure of protection to consider is mouthwash. Mouthwash is highly effective for keeping your smile clean and can… Read more »

Basic Facts on Water Flossing

Does an injury, medical condition or dental appliance make it difficult for you to effectively floss your teeth every day? Do you ever wish there was another way? Good news: there is! Try a water flosser. Here are some basic facts: – Water flossers will clean between teeth like traditional dental floss can, but they… Read more »

What to Watch For After a Root Canal

Even though many patients freeze up at the words “root canal,” the procedure is actually a very beneficial one. Although the pulp of your tooth is very important for keeping it healthy, the tooth itself can exist without the pulp. A root canal is necessary if the pulp becomes infected because bacteria has entered it… Read more »

The Sad Outcomes of Gum Disease

One of the most prevalent illnesses we treat in our office is periodontal disease. Since this sickness can do so much destruction to your pearly whites and gums, you should know what causes it and how to thwart it. Gum disease, also referred to as pyorrhea and periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums… Read more »

Visiting the Dentist When You Are Expecting

If you are expecting a baby, this is a hectic time in your life. You have doctor appointments, you are buying clothes, cribs, bottles and diapers, and of course, you are picking out your new baby’s name. With all the excitement, you will want to schedule some time to visit with your dentist. Ideally, you… Read more »

Protecting Your Teeth With Dental Sealants

If you take a few minutes to examine your back teeth, or molars and premolars; you should be able to see that they are different from the rest of your teeth in size and shape. You molars are designed to help you chew your food to get it ready for digestion. You will notice that… Read more »

Advice about Fluoride

Fluoride is known as nature’s cavity fighter because it is a naturally occurring mineral that can strengthen your tooth enamel. The enamel is the thin layer on the surface of your teeth guards them against harm caused by acids and bacteria. However, acids can chew through tooth enamel if the enamel is not strong enough…. Read more »

Oral Health Essentials: Oral Cancer Screenings

As with many other forms of cancer, early detection is essential in ensuring the best possible chance of recovery. Thus, it is essential to have your oral cancer screenings as soon, or even before you notice signs of anything peculiar in your head, neck or face. Here are some things you should know about oral… Read more »

How Can I Keep My Smile in Tip-Top Shape This Summer?

Summer is a fun time for everyone. It can even be fun for your smile! That is, if you take good care of it. This is why Dr. and our dental team encourage you to keep your teeth and gums in mind while you play all day. To help you keep your smile in tip-top… Read more »