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 you probably know, each type… 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 or acidic, or even from… 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 are around 12 months. While… 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 teeth are stained will directly… 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 teeth. The deeper a pit… 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 you can keep your mouth… 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 you can do is maintain… 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, we understand that many patients… 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 your dentist if you notice… Read more »

Pediatric Dentistry: The Tips Needed for a Healthy Smile

As a parent, do you ever wonder what you need to do to help your child grow into a strong and healthy smile? If so, we are happy to help you! There are four things that can help your child grow into the smile they deserve, and those four things include: No. 1: Bring your… Read more »