Oral Health Quiz: Gingivitis

Your best smile often depends on giving yourself the best chance of success through your oral health care. This includes improving your oral hygiene, so conditions such as periodontal disease do not arise. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an issue in which an infection of the tissues that surround your teeth are… Read more »

Oral Health Strategies: Mouth Jewelry Risks

Are you aware of the risks to your oral health associated with mouth jewelry? Mouth jewelry is an oral health condition in which your teeth and gums are often at risk due to movable parts that you place in your mouth. Typically, oral piercings consist of lip and tongue rings. When a lip or tongue… Read more »

The Miracle of Mouthguards – Savior of the Teeth

Those who play sports may know, literally thousands of people every year get their teeth seriously damaged due to a sports injury, and also because the victim did not wear a mouthguard. It is probably not surprising to anyone that sporting events are responsible for most mouth and teeth related injuries. After all, (American) football… Read more »

Tips for a Successful Six-Month Checkup

If you want to have a successful six-month checkup, then our dentist, Dr. , is more than happy to help you. There are things you can do to improve your experience in our dental chair, and is happy to tell you all about them. The things you can do include: -Clean your teeth and gums… Read more »

What Makes Up My Dental Crown?

When it comes to choosing a material for dental crowns, you have several options. We encourage you to choose a type of material based on whether you need a dental crown for cosmetic or functional reasons. Our dentist can recommend porcelain, metal, and gold material depending on where the dental crown will be located in… Read more »

Endodontic Therapy Can Save a Tooth From Extraction

Do you have a severely damaged or infected tooth? Endodontic therapy–also known as root canal treatment–may be needed when a tooth is severely compromised but is not beyond saving. Many patients are nervous about the prospect of receiving a root canal, but we would like to offer further information to help you learn more about… Read more »

Oral Health Tips and Tricks on Tooth Hazard Warning Signs

  Tooth hazards are all around us and can appear at any time. Even though you may feel like your mouth is safe, the truth is an oral accident or injury can occur at any time and destroy your smile in seconds. Because of the daunting fact that your oral health care so fragile, you… Read more »

A Tooth with a Failing Dental Filling Might Need to Be Restored with a Dental Crown

A dental filling is commonly used to address a small cavity or a minor physical defect that compromises a tooth enamel surface. Gold and porcelain dental fillings are cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive. Dental fillings made from metallic amalgam and composite resin are hardened to bond them to the surrounding tooth enamel…. Read more »

The Benefits of Chewing Gum

Chewing gum can help keep your mouth clean in between brushing. In fact, studies have shown that chewing gum for 20 minutes after eating can even help prevent cavities! Let’s talk about how this works. The key to chewing gum’s success lies in your body’s first defense against cavities: saliva. Saliva cleans food particles and… Read more »

You Should Consult with Your Dentist Before Trying a New Dental Whitening Product

As the years go by, the teeth in your smile can start to dull as dental stains accumulate. This is even more likely to occur if you frequently consume dark beverages or you occasionally use tobacco. As the dental stains continue to saturate your tooth enamel, you might be tempted to try one of the… Read more »