Did you know that your teens likely have all their adult teeth? Many dental problems that can arise for teens are similar to the dental issues we face as adults. Prevention is one of the best ways to avoid teenage dental care problems. We know that the best prevention techniques are those your teenager can […]
7 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Tooth Decay
Did you know that over 90% of adults have had at least one cavity? Despite fluoride being added to the water decades ago, we are still seeing much decay among children and adults in America. Yet much can be done to reduce your and your children’s risk of tooth decay. Keep reading to find out […]
Gum Health Tips to Prevent Pain and Inflammation
What do redness, sensitivity, and puffy gums all have in common? They are all symptoms of gingivitis or gum tissue inflammation. When you get a scrape or a cut, your immune system often reacts to the bacteria with these symptoms. Your mouth is much the same in that it can react to the bacteria in […]
Why Canker Sores Happen and What to do
Ever bite your tongue or lip on accident and have a sore show up soon after? You likely experienced a canker sore. They can be quite a nuisance, but knowing a few things about canker sores may help you ride them out the next time you have one. Why Do Canker Sores Happen? Canker sores […]
The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings
Maintenance is vital for many things in life. Our vehicles and homes require routine maintenance to keep things functioning as they should, and so do our bodies. Your mouth gets a lot of use and goes through much wear and tear over the years. Your adult teeth are meant to be with you throughout your […]
How Mouthguards Can Save Your Smile!
When it comes to sports, it’s not worth taking any chances and risking damage to your teeth or smile. Does this mean that you shouldn’t play sports? Not at all! Sports have lots of good benefits to offer such as physical, mental, and social benefits. Plus, they can be tons of fun to play. We […]
Teeth Stains After Braces?
When you think of teeth stains, do you tend to first think of brown stains? From dark red wine to coffees or teas, it’s no surprise that many things can stain your teeth. These stains are not usually the same ones our ortho patients deal with after removing their braces. The stains that often show […]
What To Eat After a Dental Cleaning
Do you hesitate to eat after you leave the dental office after your hygienist cleans your teeth? Do the words smooth and slippery describe how your teeth feel after they have been cleaned? You’ve probably noticed that it doesn’t take long for those smooth teeth to feel fuzzy all over again. That fuzziness that you […]
Getting Ready for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Has your teen just received the news that they should have their wisdom teeth removed? While there never seems to be the perfect time to remove them, there are many perks to scheduling the surgery for a long weekend. Fall break is a popular time for teens to remove their wisdom teeth. For most teens, […]
Holiday Dental Decay? How to Prevent Tooth Decay.
It looks like we have fully entered the season of sweets! Halloween season kicks off the sweets, and then it just seems to keep rolling to Thanksgiving, picking up speed all the way through Christmas and the New Year! If you’re counting weeks, you will likely feel that you are battling the sugar parade for […]