What Exactly Is TMJ?

TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joint.” When people refer to TMJ, they are often referring to TMJ disorder. The chances are that if you’ve ever experienced pain upon opening or closing your mouth, you probably have experienced some form of this disorder. Don’t be too alarmed if your dentist has suggested that you have this disorder. […]

5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

Technology advancements have opened up a wide array of options in cosmetic dentistry treatment. These advancements have been tremendous in providing patients with better oral functionality as well as a beautiful smile. The number of different options available can quickly feel a bit overwhelming. Keep reading for answers to our patients’ most frequently asked questions […]

Should You Use a Toothbrush Cover?

Most people own some form of a toothbrush cover. Some people use a toothbrush cover or case when traveling, while others cover their toothbrush daily. Either way, a cover is usually used as a way of protecting our toothbrush from outside germs and bacteria. We all want a clean toothbrush; after all, it is something […]

What Happens To Your Teeth And Gums When You Forget to Floss?

So you are on your way to your six-month routine dental care appointment, and suddenly you realize you haven’t flossed since your last cleaning! Oops. Have you ever found yourself in this scenario? First of all, don’t think that you are alone. Studies show that most adults don’t floss their teeth regularly. Second, know that […]

How Does Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth Actually Work

If you have sensitive teeth, you know tooth sensitivity is no fun. No one enjoys feeling pain when they consume something hot or cold. Thankfully, many products are available today to help reduce sensitivity so that eating and drinking aren’t so painful. Sensitivity can range from minor to severe. Sometimes it’s a sign of something […]

Why is Saliva So Important For Your Dental Health

Did you know that one commonly overlooked factor in dental health is your saliva? Saliva plays a vital role at the beginning of your food digestion, but it also plays many roles in your mouth’s health. Surveys show that many of us rarely think about saliva unless we find ourselves with a dry mouth. When […]

Why It’s Important To Brush Baby Teeth

Babies aren’t born with teeth, but that toothless grin doesn’t last for long. Most babies get their first tooth between the ages of 3 months and 12 months. By the age of 3, most children have all 20 primary teeth present in their mouth. It is imperative to be caring for these teeth, and it’s […]

Kissing And Dental Health – What You Need To Know

Did you know that kissing can be good for your health? That’s right, and your dentist even admits that kissing can be useful for your dental health! It might be strange to think about kissing and your health when you’re in the moment, but many changes and processes are happening in your body when you […]

What Does Stress Do To Your Teeth & Mouth?

“Do you find yourself under a lot of stress?” Don’t be surprised if your dentist or dental hygienist asks you this question while you’re in the dental chair. More and more signs of stress are showing up in our mouths. Studies show a correlation between stress and tooth pain, as well as stress and teeth […]

What Is Dental Debridement And Why Would I Need It?

It’s been a while since you’ve seen your dentist. No worries, your dental hygienist can help you get your oral health back on track. We all build up plaque, a soft, sticky substance that forms on teeth. Over time, minerals in our saliva can mineralize soft plaque into a hard substance known as tartar buildup. […]