What Tobacco Does to Your Teeth

You probably know that using tobacco can lead to serious problems like heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer, but do you know what happens to your teeth when you use tobacco products? One of the first things you should know about using tobacco is that it will yellow your teeth.... Read more »

Do You Know the Types of Teeth?

Can you name every type of tooth in your mouth? Do you know how many of each tooth you have or what your teeth do? Generally, every mouth has four types of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. Children typically have twenty primary teeth while adults usually have thirty-two. As... Read more »

Your Sensitive Teeth and How to Help Them

If you experience a short burst of pain when eating ice cream or drinking hot tea, or when you inhale a breath of cold air, you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity--also called root sensitivity, causes pain when you eat or drink something that is hot, cold, sticky and sugary... Read more »

Instilling Healthy Oral Habits for Your Child

As your child grows, instilling healthy oral habits is vital for developing teeth and gums. Beginning in infancy, clean your baby’s gums with a soft cloth moistened with plain water. When teething starts, gently clean newly emerging teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush, adding a tiny dab of toothpaste when they... Read more »

Understanding your Options for Brighter, Whiter Smile

It’s not uncommon for the bright white smile you enjoyed in your youth to dull with stains brought upon by aging, tobacco use, or dark foods and drinks. If you feel this way, then chances are good it’s time for you to investigate your tooth whitening options. How deeply your... Read more »

The Value of Dental Sealants

It’s not uncommon for the biting surface of the molars in the back of the mouth to have pits or deep contours. These deep contours evolved to help us grind and chew hard foods. In some cases, a person might have exceptionally deep contours on the biting surfaces of multiple... Read more »

Caring for Your Smile This Holiday Season

Holiday sweets and treats are surrounding us filling the air with delicious smells during this winter and holiday season. With so much food within our grasp, it’s easy to get carried away and let tooth decay set in. That is why our team is here to give you tips, so... Read more »

Mouthwash and Tongue Scrapers for Your Oral Health

Did you know that plaque, which forms on everyone’s mouth, can lead to gum disease? Or that gum disease can lead to decay, tooth loss, and even heart problems? But aside from visiting your dentist, what can you do to prevent these types of problems? Honestly, the most important thing... Read more »

Is a Tooth Extraction Really Better?

Did you know that if your tooth dies, your dentist will most likely have to remove it? Sadly, your teeth can die for a number of reasons, including trauma, decay, or infection. Luckily, there are many things a dentist can do to protect your teeth, including root canal therapy. However,... Read more »

The 7 Warning Signs of Gum Disease

An infection that attacks the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth, gum disease is a common oral disease. Gum disease is usually painless, so you may not realize that you have it. This disease can cause the loss of permanent teeth if it is not treated. Contact... Read more »