Bitewing X-Rays Help See Inside Your Teeth

The most common type of dental X-ray is called a “bitewing X-ray.” It is named that because of the wing-like, plastic tab that contains the film. It is placed inside your mouth and the dentist (or hygienist) tells you to bite down on it. Then, they angle the X-ray camera against your cheek and take… Read more »

Becoming Comfortable with New Dentures

When patients are in the process of receiving new dentures, they often have concerns and questions about what to expect with dentures in terms of comfort and the ability to eat. Our and team invite you to visit to address any questions you have about your dentures and how to live with theme. We invite… Read more »

How Fluoride Can Help You

If you’re curious to know how fluoride can help you, you have come to the right blog. Our dentist, Dr. , is happy to give you the information you’re looking for! Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that comes from natural resources. It can be found in tap water, toothpaste, mouthwash, and professional fluoride treatments. This… Read more »

Floss for Better Oral Health in 2018

You should floss everyday, for 2-3 minutes each session. Flossing serves similar purposes to brushing, as it removes plaque, bacteria, food particles, and debris from inside of your mouth. However, flossing removes them from places your brush cannot reach–the spaces in between your teeth. The bacteria in your mouth eat sugars. They then produce an… Read more »

Cleaning Your Toothbrush

Do you ever wonder if it’s necessary to sanitize your toothbrush? If so, our dentist, Dr. Jackie Brown, is happy to help you find that answer! Because our mouths and our bathrooms contain countless amounts of bacteria, it common to feel the need to clean your toothbrush. According to the American Dental Association, toothbrush cleaning… Read more »

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 »