5 Things You May Not Know About Your Toothbrush

The correct tools and brushing technique go a long way to help you maintain great oral health. Daily teeth cleaning coupled with twice yearly visits with your dentist are very important. We only get one set of permanent teeth … do everything you can do to keep them healthy and looking great for your lifetime.…
Details »

Travel Tips for Your Teeth

Harmful bacteria thrive when we neglect our oral health. Bacteria don’t go dormant when we travel for work or vacation. This is why it’s important to maintain a vigilant oral hygiene routine and healthy habits when we are away from home. The way you care for your teeth can save you time and money spent…
Details »

Brushing Up on Dental Hygiene Basics

Teeth begin their formation in the womb. A child’s teeth begin to erupt at four to six months of age. As those first baby teeth emerge, a life of dental care begins in earnest. Your child should have their first visit with the dentist at around twelve months of age, and this is a perfect…
Details »

What Signs and Symptoms Are Associated With an Impacted Tooth?

An impacted tooth is a tooth that was, at one point, on track for erupting through the jaw and gums. Unfortunately, an impacted tooth will ultimately become stuck so that it cannot erupt properly. This leaves the tooth “stuck” or impacted in the gums and/or jaw. Wisdom teeth are commonly associated with becoming impacted. This…
Details »

How Teeth Change with Age

Aging involves a natural process that we all hope to experience. Teeth are also likely to undergo changes so the best way to maintain great dental health as you age is to stick to a regimen of daily brushing and flossing, eat as healthy as possible, do not use tobacco, and make sure you keep…
Details »

Why are my gums inflamed even though I brush and floss daily?

A solid daily oral maintenance program is critical to healthy teeth and gums. But even the most astute patient can be faced with gum disease. In addition to brushing and flossing, regular visits to the dentist will be helpful in spotting potential problems before they can escalate … as well as removing plaque buildup which…
Details »

Teeth Grinding: It’s More Than Just a Bad Habit

Grinding your teeth and/or clenching your jaw often starts subconsciously during periods of sleep. You may not even realize you’re doing it unless your partner hears you or you start experiencing the symptoms that are a result of this damaging habit like pain in the neck, jaw, head, or ear; or your dentist sees the…
Details »

New City, New Dentist: What to Look For in a Dental Provider

Have you recently relocated? Are you searching for a dentist that meets your needs? After moving, finding a dental provider is a must-have on your to-do list. When it is time to find the right dentistry practice for you, there are a few steps you can take to streamline the process. Following are some helpful…
Details »

Is Your Mouth Stressed Out?

Stress and anxiety occur daily for many of us. Problems at work, time constraints, family issues, financial problems … even minor occurrences like a traffic jam can push a normally patient person to a stressed out condition. Unfortunately, one of the first places we feel tension is in our mouth, so dentistry treatments may help…
Details »

How Menopause Affects Your Oral Health

Did you know that menopause not only presents changes to your general well-being, it also affects your oral health? Hormonal fluctuations that occur with menopause can contribute to oral conditions in dentistry such as dry mouth and gum disease. During menopause, patients should pay close attention their oral health by practicing good oral hygiene and…
Details »