How a Cavity Forms

What is a cavity, and how does it form? If you are armed with this knowledge, you will be more prepared to avoid cavities in your own smile. A cavity is a hole in the enamel of your tooth. If the hole gets deep enough, it can expose the inner portion of your tooth, where… Read more »

Oral Health 101: Chewing Gum

It is important to brush and floss your teeth everyday (brushing happens twice daily, usually morning and night). However, many people want to clean their mouths immediately after eating to maintain a clean smile and fresh breath. Unfortunately, brushing right after eating can injure your smile. The acids from the food or drink soften the… Read more »

Don’t Let Acid Reflux Ruin Your Smile

Acid reflux is also commonly referred to as reflux disease and even gastroesophageal reflux disease. If you have this condition, you may already know that it is a condition that pushes stomach acids up into the esophagus, creating a burning sensation and leading to complications such as heart disease. Causes of acid reflux include lifestyle… Read more »

Fluoride Is Often Included in a Tooth Sensitivity Treatment Plan

Tooth sensitivity discomfort can limit your food and beverage choices. As it progresses, the discomfort can even hamper your general quality of life. While tooth sensitivity toothpastes might provide a modicum of relief, it might merely be masking an untreated dental health problem. If you have been experiencing chronic tooth sensitivity problems, you should schedule… Read more »

Dentistry Topics for Beginners: Toothbrushing Techniques

How would you rank your tooth brushing techniques? Are you brushing your teeth for a long enough time per day? Are you using the best possible tools to accomplish the task? Are you using toothpaste that is safe and effective? Are you approaching at the right angles? There are numerous questions involved you need to… Read more »

Important Tips About Toothbrush Care

Caring for your toothbrush is one of the most important tasks you can do to ensure brushing is done safely and effectively. If you are brushing with a broken toothbrush or one that has been contaminated with bacteria, you might as well not even use it because it will do more harm than good. Instead,… Read more »

Dental Preservation Treatments Can Be Applied During Your Dental Checkup

The American Dental Association is dedicated to helping consumers preserve the health of their teeth and other oral tissues. This includes brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once to remove food and bacterial deposits from your teeth. They also recommend having a routine dental checkup performed twice each year by a… Read more »

Some Minor Lifestyle Changes Can Help Preserve the Long-Term Integrity of Your Dental Veneers

The new dental veneers installed in your mouth by our dentist have been created from a special dental-grade porcelain material. They have been shaded to perfectly mimic lustrous white tooth enamel. Not only will the dental veneers immediately improve your smile’s appearance, they will also not be as receptive to future dental stains. This will… Read more »

Making Your Veneers Last

If you have minor cosmetic problems with your teeth, you may want to consider getting veneers. Veneers are thin shells, often made of porcelain that are placed over the fronts of your teeth. They can conceal stains and chips, as well as close the gaps between teeth that are unevenly spaced. Veneers will last for… Read more »

The Placement of Dental Sealants

To protect your teeth against decay, consider dental sealants. Dental sealant is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from decay. While dental sealants can be used for both adults and children. When you visit for dental sealant placement, the back teeth are thoroughly cleaned by Dr. or our hygienist…. Read more »