When you think of your at-home oral health care routine, you may believe that brushing your teeth twice a day is good enough. Yet, when you stroll through the dental health aisle at the drug store you are reminded that you should be flossing – and what about mouthwash? There are many varieties out there … Continue reading "Is Mouthwash Necessary?"
Your smile was meant to last you a lifetime, yet that does not always work out for everyone. Each year in the United States, millions of American face issues that compromise their oral health. Restorative dentistry provides treatment options to restore the health, function, and appearance of teeth that have been damaged due to decay, … Continue reading "Restorative Dentistry"
Many people are surprised that they can have a dead tooth within their mouth because they often do not understand how their teeth are alive in the first place. Teeth are made up of three different layers – the pulp, the dentin, and the enamel. While the enamel is the white layer that is revealed … Continue reading "What is a Dead Tooth?"
When it comes to cavity prevention the best person for the job is you. Choices you make on a daily basis are essential to keeping your mouth healthy and cavity free. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Doing simple actions routinely will help to ensure that … Continue reading "Cavity Prevention"
It is imperative for parents to understand how important it is to take their children to the dentist from a very young age. Approximately 1 out of every 3 children will develop a cavity before they begin losing their baby teeth. It is a parent’s complete responsibility to care for their young children’s teeth, and … Continue reading "Your Child’s 1st Dental Appointment"
If there were an easy fix to protect your teeth in order to successfully and easily (and without any pain!) prevent cavities and tooth decay, would you be interested? Well, let us talk about dental sealants. Dental sealants are thin, plastic coverings that are painted onto the surfaces of the back teeth in order to … Continue reading "Dental Sealants"
Can you relate to any of the following? Pain or tenderness in your jaw, face, neck, or area surrounding you ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth Frequent morning headaches A popping or clicking sound when you chew, especially if you chew on one particular side of your mouth A tired feeling in … Continue reading "Relief from TMJ"
Have you ever noticed that you tend to chew only on one side of your mouth? Does eating a bowl of ice cream or drinking a large glass of ice water cause a jolt of pain in? Or do you let your morning coffee cool way down before you try to enjoy it? If you … Continue reading "Tooth Sensitivity"
If you want a trim, healthy body then you know that a clean diet and exercise are not options but necessary actions. You also need to know that if you value your teeth and want the most beautiful smile possible – flossing is not an option. Flossing has long been one of the most hated … Continue reading "Flossing is Not an Option"
Here’s a simple question for you: How old is your toothbrush? If you are stumbling around at answering this question or you will admit that you simply do not know, then it’s a pretty good assumption to make that it’s too old for you to be using! Your toothbrush was designed to be a tool … Continue reading "How Old is Your Toothbrush?"