Floss and Bleeding Gums

You probably know how important it is to remove plaque and you’ve probably heard that you should brush and floss every day—but do you know why? Sadly, plaque can lead to a variety of problems. Not removing plaque well enough could lead to gum disease, irritated gums, sensitive teeth, and damage to the jawbone. Unfortunately,… Read more »

No Matter Your Cause for Dental Phobia, We Can Help

Have you been avoiding the dentist due to the fear of dental pain? If so, you could have dental phobia. Dental phobia may not only be caused by a past experience with a neglectful dentist. Estimates say that 5 to 8 percent of Americans have dental phobia and some of those people experience this because… Read more »

How is a Root Canal Performed?

A root canal is an outpatient procedure designed to repair or replace the root of a tooth that has become damaged or infected. A root canal usually requires two separate appointments. At the first appointment your dentist will require a series of X-rays to help determine the extent of the decay. We will then remove excess enamel… Read more »

Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Feast with These Nutrition Facts

Tooth decay can happen at any time. During a feast like Thanksgiving, it’s easy for cavities to set in and begin tooth decay. When plaque comes into contact with sugar in the mouth, the reaction causes acid to attack teeth building tooth decay. That is why it’s vital to remember your diet needs during the… Read more »

How Important Are Dental Cleanings?

Are you devoted to your smile and to your oral health? Do you work hard to keep your teeth healthy, and bright? Do you brush and floss every day? Did you know that even if you do all these things, but don’t visit your dentist for a routing cleaning once every six months, you actually… Read more »

Why Does My Tooth Hurt?

There are several things that can make your teeth hurt, but the most basic one is tooth decay. This decay happens when the bacteria in your mouth create acids which over time can deteriorate a tooth. The deeper the decay, the bigger the hole created, or cavities that will need filling. If you don’t take… Read more »

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Does the idea of visiting the dentist make you uncomfortable? Would you rather deal with the discomfort caused by a toothache than schedule an appointment? If so, sedation dentistry might be what you need. Similarly, if you suffer from very sensitive teeth, a gag reflex, or need extensive dental work, you may want to consider… Read more »

Beware These Foods

With proper care, your teeth can last for a lifetime. Unfortunately, things like teeth grinding, tooth decay, and gum disease can cause havoc on your smile.  Preventing these types of problems is one of the reasons most dentists recommend a routine cleaning and exam once every six months. But did you know that some foods… Read more »

Coping with Teething

Is your baby struggling to sleep or sleep? Is your young one drooling more than normal? If so, your baby may be teething. If this is the case, we have a few recommendations on how you can make your baby more comfortable. If these recommendations don’t prove effective, we recommend contacting us soon. Pain Relief:… Read more »

Types of Gum Disease and How to Prevent Them Both

Did you know that there are two different stages of periodontal disease? Both of these forms of gum disease can cause future problems to your mouth and overall health. Our team is going to give you a look at what these two types of gum disease do to your mouth and how you can prevent… Read more »