Sugars, Acids, and Your Teeth

We are often told that sugary foods will rot your teeth. But did you know that acidic foods are also bad for your teeth? The sugars present in foods are consumed by bacteria in the mouth, which then convert it to acids. It is the acid present, not the sugar itself, that causes damage to… Read more »

Fluoride: The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Many people have questions about fluoride, especially because it seems so complex to those who don’t know much about it. Actually, fluoride is a lot simpler than you might think, and the more you know about it, the better so you can allow it to properly help your smile. So, if you have questions about… Read more »

The Oral Hygiene Products You Use Can Impact the Effectiveness of Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once to clean away food particles and bacterial plaque from your teeth and gumline. At the same time, the quality of the oral hygiene products you use is also critical. Some oral hygiene products sold in stores only have cosmetic… Read more »

Make Sure to Stock Your First Aid Kits With Essential Oral Care Items

There are several things that can damage teeth and traumatize soft oral tissues. A blow to the mouth during sports or unaddressed bad oral habits are just two of the more common causes of oral trauma. Stocking some simple oral care items in all your first aid kits can help you be prepared to administer… Read more »

What is Root Scaling and Planing?

A common problem we see all too often at is that of gum disease. Gum disease is the inflammation of the gum tissue, which could cause harm to your teeth and even the bones that support them. One of the biggest causes of gum diseases is the buildup of plaque on your teeth. Even though… Read more »

A Small Dental Fracture Might Be Repaired with a Standard Filling

Small dental fractures are often the result of mundane activities. This could include a bad habit of nibbling on pens and pencils, improvising your teeth as tools, or playing sports without a required mouth guard. Grinding your teeth at night without the protection of a dental guard can also put you at increased risk for… Read more »

Common Questions About Tooth Restoration Therapy

Do you have any teeth that have been damaged? Do you have any unsightly stains or tooth discolorations? Are any of your teeth out of alignment? If so, you may be in need of a tooth restoration therapy. Listed below are common questions about tooth restoration therapy: Which of the following is not a form… Read more »

Tooth Abscesses: What You Should Know

You are probably aware that an infection can be a pretty serious problem. In fact, you may know that your body can typically fight off infections, but had you heard that you’ll need professional help to deal with an infection that is inside your tooth? Similarly, you may need to visit our dental team if… Read more »

A Chipped or Otherwise Damaged Bridge Needs Attention

At our office, your dentist, Dr. , designs dental bridges out of materials that are durable enough to handle chewing common foods. However, there are still rare occasions when an oral accident can cause a chip or can otherwise damage a bridge. This is even more likely to happen if you have a bad habit… Read more »

Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth? Are you interested in teeth whitening but worried about the treatment because you have sensitive teeth? If so, there are a few things you can do to protect your pearly whites while avoiding painful or uncomfortable side effects. If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, you… Read more »