Don’t Let Plaque Destroy Your Teeth

Your healthy smile relies on the daily care and attention you give your teeth and gums to keep away plaque. Plaque is the clear sticky film that coats your pearly whites and wreaks havoc on tooth enamel. And this is no easy feat as tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body, even… Read more »

A Lost Tooth can be Replaced by a Bridge

If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, or extracted due to a deep fracture or advanced tooth decay, it can compromise the full function of your mouth. Even if you figuratively learn to live with it, the void in your teeth can still prove troublesome later on down the line. If the structure of the… Read more »

What Happens when You Lose a Filling

While fillings are designed to repair a tooth for a long time to come, they can still fail in time. The larger and older a filling it, the more likely it is to have an issue with the cement or surrounding enamel, causing it to fall out and be lost. Sometimes you might notice a… Read more »

Dental Flossing 101

We have made solid strides in the realm of oral healthcare, including the use of dental floss to clean your pearly whites. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once each day. Because while a toothbrush can clean the tops and sides of teeth, it cannot reach in between the tight spaces between… Read more »

Choosing the Right Materials to Fill your Cavity

A cavity is a small area of decay on the enamel of one of your teeth. Most small cavities can be repaired by your dentist in a simple procedure that removes the decayed enamel and replaces it with a filling. The type of filling your dentist recommends will be largely based on the tooth’s primary… Read more »

Being Fitted for Your New Set of Dentures

Advanced gum disease and severe tooth decay can compromise the roots of multiple teeth or lead to a loss of structure in the bone material that anchors your teeth. Beyond compromising your ability to chew food, the loss of multiple teeth can have a negative influence your speech and facial expressions. Being fitted for a… Read more »

How to Deal With Bruxism

Bruxism—also known as teeth grinding—can be a serious dental problem. Sadly, the exact cause of bruxism is unknown, there are a few signs you can watch for and a few things that can be done to avoid the problem entirely. However, some people may not even realize that they struggle with teeth grinding. If you… Read more »

How to Help Your Child Stop Sucking on Their Thumb

There are many children in the world today who constantly suck on their thumbs. This is a natural habit that gives each child the comfort, security, and safety they need in a crazy world. However, even though this habit comforts and soothes the child, it also harms and damages their smile. How can thumbsucking harm… Read more »

Help Your Kids Love Brushing

How do you care for your child’s gums and teeth? Did you know that you should wipe their gums with a damp cloth even before their first tooth comes in? Or that you should brush their teeth—without toothpaste—as soon as a tooth comes in? Or that you should continue helping your child brush for the… Read more »

Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Crowns

In the quest for a beautiful smile, you do all the right things: brush and floss daily, use a fluoride mouthwash rinse, eat healthy, and keep your scheduled dental cleanings. But there are reasons why you might need extra attention to correct flaws with your teeth. Porcelain veneers vs. dental crowns Porcelain veneers are natural… Read more »