Which is Best for Your Smile? Electric or Manual Tools?

You know that you should visit your dentist to have a checkup. You’ve probably heard that it’s important to visit your dentist every six months. While that’s true, it’s also very important that you take care of your teeth at home—either with traditional tools or powered ones. For many people, powered and manual options tend… Read more »

This Halloween, Don’t Scare Yourself With a Lost Retainer

One of the happiest times in your child’s growing years is after wearing their braces faithfully, and taking extra good care of their teeth during the orthodontia, the day comes when the brackets come off and they can finally see the results of all that hard work! To ensure that those beautiful pearly whites stay… Read more »

Visit Your Dentist if You Notice these Signs

Did you know that a root canal is technically just a different name for the nerve (also called pulp) in the center of a tooth? Or that root canal therapy is simply removing that pulp if it is damaged or infected, then sealing your tooth again? While root canal therapy is dreaded, it is also… Read more »

In-Office or At-Home: The Better Whitener

Are you interested in brightening your smile? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, Americans spend more than $1.4 billion dollars a year for at-home whitening kits. To make matters even more interesting, this massive number does not include professional whitening. Before you add your money to the mix, we have a questions for you:… Read more »

A Chipped Tooth? Try This

What do you do when you bite into something and hear an unpleasant crack? What do you do if you chip your tooth? Your enamel—the outermost layer of your teeth—is the hardest tissue in the body, it is also fairly brittle. This can lead to cracked teeth, which can lead to infections and similar complications…. Read more »

Your Tooth IQ

Are you wiser than your wisdom teeth? Check out your dental knowledge with the quiz below. Sugar causes tooth decay. Plaque acid causes tooth decay, though plaque does produce this acid using sugar. Fluoride occurs naturally in water. Fluoride is a mineral which has varying levels in natural water supplies. We add more fluoride to… Read more »

Child Dentistry: Managing a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can be very scary and traumatic, especially for children, but there is no need to worry! If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, stay calm and do the following things: First, call our office as soon as possible and tell us the situation. We will give you the instructions you need to… Read more »

Give Your Child Healthy Teeth With These Healthy Habits

1. Teach Good Habits – Even before your baby starts developing teeth, brush his or her gums with a washcloth Once the gums. Once they start developing teeth, brush twice per day with fluoridated toothpaste. are old enough, they should start brushing themselves with minor adult supervision. 2. Watch Out for Sweet Medicine – Many… Read more »

Improve Your Dental Health With Simple Home Remedies

Have you ever had a sudden pain in your mouth but can’t drop everything to go visit the dentist? Next time you’re in such a bind, try one of these home remedies to enhance the dental health of your family: Clove Oil – Soak a cotton ball in 2-3 drops of clove oil mixed with… Read more »

Sleep Apnea and Dental Treatments

Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects many Americans. Someone who has sleep apnea is disrupted during the night by irregular breathing. People who have sleep apnea often snore or have breathing cessation during the night. Sleep apnea is particularly common in those over age 40. Two types of sleep apnea include obstructive sleep… Read more »