There are Various Ways to Improve Your Smile

The natural processes of aging and enjoying dark foods and beverages can dull the luster of the teeth in your smile. If the teeth in your smile also have small chips or old visible fillings, it could leave you wanting to explore the various ways to restore the beauty of your smile. Our dentists at… Read more »

Essential Oral Items to Keep Stocked in Your First Aid Kit

There is a wide array of oral emergencies such as biting your tongue or lip, getting something stuck in your teeth, or damaging your tooth enamel. Should any of these things befall you, it could lead to serious and costly complications and restoration services. Even though you cannot always prevent an oral emergency from happening… Read more »

Dental Sealants Preserve Your Child’s Teeth

As your child matures, their original 20 baby teeth are lost to make room for their 32 permanent, adult teeth. Molars and premolars, have a tendency to develop deep pits, fissures and contours on the biting surface. If plaque buildup and residual food particles get stuck in these deeply textured areas, it greatly increases the… Read more »

Improving Jaw Structure with a Bone Graft

The bone structure of your jaw serves many purposes. One of its primary purposes is to anchor your teeth and provide healthy structure to support your gums. Unfortunately, things like advanced periodontal disease, multiple tooth extractions, and chronic issues with tooth decay can result in a reduction of healthy bone structure in your jaw. This… Read more »

Changes in the Toothbrush Over Time

The modern toothbrush has been specifically designed to enable us to effectively care for our smiles. However, the toothbrush as we know it today was not invented until 1938. Let’s take a look at how the toothbrush evolved over time. Teeth-cleaning tools have been around since 3500-3000 BC. Babylonians and Egyptians used twigs with frayed… Read more »

How Long Do Dental Restorations Last?

Your dental restorations, or dental fillings, are made to withstand the force of chewing and can last anywhere from 5-15 years, depending on what kind they are. Composite resin fillings can last five years, whereas cast gold fillings can last more than 15 years. With time, all fillings eventually wear down, chip or crack, or… Read more »

Bad Habits That Can Hurt Your Smile

Have you ever been nervous about disappointing your dentist when examines your smile? If so, our team has some tips that will help you avoid that! Whatever you do, please do not do the following things: Use a hard-bristled toothbrush Hard-bristled toothbrushes can severely harm your smile. When you use them, they can cause pain,… Read more »

Nutrition Tips During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, it’s very important to take good care of your smile. Along with keeping up on oral hygiene and dental visits, it’s also vital to have the best nutrition possible so you can prevent dental issues and keep your baby safe. To help you have a top-notch diet, our team recommends doing… Read more »

Brushing with Whitening Toothpaste to Brighten Your Smile

Dark foods and drink, tobacco use and the natural process of aging can stain and dull the enamel of the teeth in your smile. How deeply your teeth are stained will greatly determine which whitening products and procedures will be needed to meet your whitening goals. Before starting any tooth whitening program, you should talk… Read more »

The Mouthwash That’s Best for You

Today, mouthwashes do not only freshen your breath; they can help you achieve healthier teeth and gums as well. Mouthwashes are not meant to replace brushing and flossing your teeth. If you have a hard time brushing and flossing properly, using mouthwash can help prevent you from developing cavities and gum disease. When combined with… Read more »