Oral Hygiene Tips for Your New Implant

Dental implants came into common use a little over twenty years ago. At first they were primarily used to replace a single lost tooth. As dental implant technology has continued to evolve it can now be used in a variety of other applications. As a result, they have become a very effective option for anchoring… Read more »

The Risks of Tongue Piercing

If your teen is set on piercing their tongue, there are a few things we would like you to know. Ultimately, it’s yours and your teen’s decision; however, Dr. would like you to be aware of the many risks associated with tongue piercing before you make a final decision. Tongue piercing can cause: Chipped teeth… Read more »

Dry Mouth: The Condition That Will Help Tooth Decay Destroy Your Smile

If you are one who tries to prevent tooth decay at all costs, the dry mouth condition is not your friend. If you think you have dry mouth, we strongly recommend doing everything you can to treat the problem and improve your oral health, and you can start doing so by making an appointment with… Read more »

Being Fitted for a Custom Mouth Guard

Contact sports are one of the leading causes of damaged teeth. Blows to the face can cause fractures, cracks or knocked out teeth. New research has even revealed the severe danger presented by concussions and traumatic brain injury. Blows to the face and mouth can be especially harmful to people wearing braces. The American Dental… Read more »

Understand Your Toothbrush Options

Do you find yourself trying to choose between a manual or powered toothbrush? If so, you are not alone. We understand it’s a tough choice considering how many options there are in the market today. However, when it comes to choosing any oral hygiene product, looking for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance is… Read more »

Why You Don’t Want to Ignore Your Gums

Every good oral health regimen includes brushing and flossing your teeth. But just as vital is paying close attention to your gums. You want to use a soft bristled toothbrush to gently clean around your gums, and gently floss around the gum line to loosen debris. Getting rid of food particles and sticky plaque clears… Read more »

Is Tooth Sensitivity Scaring You?

If you are a good caretaker of your pearly whites, you are brushing and flossing diligently and showing up for your biannual dental cleanings. But are you inadvertently causing your teeth to become more sensitive? What is tooth sensitivity? If you are experiencing tooth pain when you are eating, drinking, or breathing in cold air,… Read more »

How Often Should Veneers Be Replaced

If you have small gaps, stains, or cracks in your teeth, we recommend considering dental veneers. In essence, these super-thin shells are used to correct small imperfections in your smile. But, whether you are planning on getting veneers or currently enjoying the appearance of your improved smile, there is a question you should consider: how… Read more »

The Causes and Treatments of Bad Breath

Bad breath generally occurs if you don’t brush and floss your teeth properly each day. Doing so will keep food remnants and other debris stuck in your smile, causing bad breath and promoting bacteria growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. Another reason for bad breath is the use of tobacco, whether… Read more »

Prevent Tooth Decay with These 5 Tips

Did you know there is a way you can live your life without having another cavity? Well, it’s true! Tooth decay is a very painful and irritating thing that attacks your teeth if you do not take good care of your smile, but, if you do the following things, there is a high chance that… Read more »