3 Simple At-Home Remedies for Whiter Teeth

3 Simple At-Home Remedies for Whiter Teeth

From whitening strips and trays to special toothbrushes and toothpaste, there are plenty of at-home remedies for whiter teeth. How do you find the most effective and simple tactic for whiter teeth? First, you consult with your dentist about the best option for your unique oral health. An experienced dentist will offer plenty of tips and tricks in addition to …

What Exactly is Invisalign, and How Does it Work?

Traditional metal braces were once the only orthodontic treatment option for straightening teeth. Patients had to put up with years of discomfort from metal brackets and wires, along with the inconvenience of not being able to eat certain foods and having to brush and floss between wires. Thankfully, metal braces are no longer the only option available for achieving your …

Root Canal Myths: What You Should Know

A root canal is a common dental procedure that can often save a severely damaged or infected tooth. But somehow long ago a stigma became associated with root canals, making people believe that it is a painful, grueling process. Many myths surround the root canal procedure that have since been debunked. Here’s what you should know about some of the …

The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dental Bridges

Tooth loss in adults is a very common problem. If you have two or more adjacent teeth that need to be replaced, an implant-supported bridge may offer a way to restore your smile and improve your overall dental health. Here’s a look at the benefits of this treatment and why it’s a popular option. What Is an Implant-Supported Bridge? A …

How to Prevent Cavities: What You Should Know

You’re brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing once. You should be cavity-free, right? Not necessarily. How can you keep your pearly whites in tip-top shape? Read on for a primer on how to prevent cavities. Common Causes of Cavities Plaque The most significant cause of tooth decay is plaque buildup on the teeth. Plaque is a sticky, bacteria-filled …

4 Signs You Have Periodontal Disease

When most people think about oral health, they think about their teeth, but the gums are just as important—if not more so! Periodontal disease can have devastating consequences not only in the mouth, but also throughout the body. Cardiovascular disease, preterm birth, and diabetes have all been linked to periodontitis, so it’s important to take a proactive approach if you …

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4 Tips for How to Prevent Bad Breath

Are you worried about bad breath? Having bad breath can ruin a romantic moment, make the wrong impression at a job interview, or cause you to be an outcast among your group of friends, without you even being aware of it. Luckily there are some steps you can take to keep your breath fresh and avoid awkward social moments where …

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Grinding Teeth? Here’s What You Should Know

Teeth grinding is one of the few bad habits that people have no idea they even have. That’s because it usually occurs at night, while we’re sleeping. The medical term for grinding your teeth is bruxism and it’s a more serious problem than many people seem to believe. So how do you know you’re grinding your teeth at night? And …

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3 Options for Whitening Your Teeth

The most common cosmetic concern patients have about their teeth is staining. No matter how diligent we are with our oral care routines, some stains and yellowing are inevitable as we age. This is especially true if you partake in a few cups of coffee or tea each day! So how can you get that bright, white smile back? Here …

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Many of our patients think cosmetic dentistry is just about aesthetics, but cosmetic dentistry also addresses function and overall oral health. While the most basic definition of cosmetic dentistry is procedures meant to improve the appearance of your teeth and gums, making those cosmetic changes can correct your bite, alleviate headaches, and even boost your self-esteem. Read on to learn …

My Child Knocked Out a Tooth! Now What?

My Child Knocked Out a Tooth! Now What?

In the United States, an estimated 5 million teeth are knocked out every year. Knocked out teeth are most common in children, and accidents and sports injuries are the most likely causes. Teeth that are lost to decay or gum disease cannot be saved, but approximately 90 percent of healthy, knocked out teeth can be successfully reattached. Here’s what you …

Starting Your Child on the Road to Dental Health

Starting Your Child on the Road to Dental Health

We all want what is best for our children. We want them to be happy and most importantly, healthy. The training for their health is a parents job that begins at birth and continues for the rest of our lives. As baby teeth begin to appear within the first few months after birth, we get excited. We proudly show off …

4 Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

4 Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Invisalign, “the clear alternative to braces,” is a convenient modern solution to straightening your teeth. Straight teeth not only boost your confidence by improving your appearance, but they also improve chewing ability and are easier to care for. Metal braces were the only choice for more than a century, but today Invisalign offers a better way. Here are 4 benefits …

3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Regularly

3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Regularly

You probably already know that it is important to see your dentist regularly, but you might never have really thought about why. Having your teeth cleaned twice a year can help you look and feel great, but regular dentist appointments can also have a major effect on your oral and overall health. Here are 3 reasons to see your dentist …

How Often to Brush, Floss, and Have Your Teeth Cleaned

How Often to Brush, Floss, and Have Your Teeth Cleaned

If your teeth are clean, you are far less likely to develop tooth decay. A clean mouth also lowers your risk for gum disease, tooth shifting or loss, and even systemic illnesses. Most people are aware that they need to brush and floss, but you may be unsure exactly what the proper schedule would be. Here is how often to …

The 5 Benefits of Dental Implants

The 5 Benefits of Dental Implants

Until recently, dentures were considered the treatment of choice to replace missing or failing teeth. Today, though, there is a better alternative. While dentures rest on the gums and are prone to slipping and pinching, dental implants replace the tooth roots, providing a stable and secure base for high quality replacement teeth. Here are 5 benefits of dental implants. Dentures are …

Dental Implants Myths vs. Facts: What You Need to Know

Dental Implants Myths vs. Facts: What You Need to Know

There is some archeological evidence that primitive dental implants were used by prehistoric people. There are confirmed records that show their use as early as 600 AD. Yet modern dental implants were not available until the 1970s, and they were not widely popular until the 1990s. Despite a recent surge in popularity due to falling prices, increased insurance coverage, and …