Some Factors to Think About When Selecting a Mouthwash

When you’re in the oral hygiene aisle at the store, you’re probably overwhelmed by the many mouthwash options available. You’re not alone. Many people feel this same way. To help you narrow your selection options, our dentist, Dr. , is happy to give you some factors to think about so you can choose a rinse… Read more »

Why Cavities Can Become Worse with Age

With age, comes many changes to your dental health, one of which is an increased likelihood of cavities. As the years pass, your smile undergoes many adverse changes, such as: Tooth enamel weakens, leaving the teeth vulnerable to bacteria and acid. Without the protective tooth enamel, the tooth itself is more likely to experience decay… Read more »

What Do You Know About Water Flossing?

Water flossers have been around for a good bit of time now, and lots of our patients use them. Like floss, water flossing is a way of cleaning bacteria from your chompers and gums and eliminating wedged food remnants from between your teeth. Here are a few things you should know about water flossing. Water… Read more »

Smart Smile Basics: Dentures

If you have any lost or missing teeth, you are in need of a tooth replacement. If left unchecked, a missing tooth can lead to serious harm to your mouth. Not only will your jaw deteriorate, but you’ll be at an increased risk for further tooth decay due to excess plaque that can gather in… Read more »

How Much Do You Know About Dental Checkups? Find Out Now by Taking This Quiz

If you think you know all there is to know about dental care and dental checkups, then it’s time to test your knowledge! Our dentist, Dr. , and dental team think dental education is extremely beneficial, especially because it can help you take good care of your smile and also help you prepare for your… Read more »

Putting a Stop to Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious problem that affects approximately fifty percent of American adults. The primary cause of gum disease is the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. As those substances accumulate, your gums begin to swell, allowing the plaque accumulate below the gumline. Some of the symptoms of gum disease include loose… Read more »

The Truth About Root Canals

Root canals have gotten a bad rap over the years. Comedians make jokes about root canals, and most people cringe at the thought of having one. But a root canal can allow you to keep a tooth that in the past may have had to be extracted. A root canal is needed when the pulp… Read more »

Keeping Your Mouthguard in Good Shape

If you play any kind of sports in which there is a chance of an injury to your mouth, you should be wearing a mouthguard. Some schools may mandate that a player wear a mouthguard, but the chance or sustaining a trauma to your mouth and face exists in many sports. If you wear braces,… Read more »

Fun Facts About Bad Breath

Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is a common oral health disorder often characterized by foul odors springing from your mouth often due to bacteria. Although not all bad breath is caused by your mouth, it is still often the chief cause. Bad breath can arise in people of all ages. But there are ways… Read more »

What Substances in Your Meals Should You Be Avoiding?

Have you ever asked yourself what substances in your meals you should be avoiding to protect your gum line? Oftentimes we know which foods and drinks can be hazardous to our weight, but we fail to take into consideration the effects on our teeth. Listed below are a few key ingredients and qualities of food… Read more »