A Healthy Halloween Smile: The Tricks You Need to Know

When most people think of Halloween, they think of the fun costume they’ll wear and the large bag of candy they’ll have at the end of the night. Most don’t think about their smiles, especially children. However, we encourage you to think of your child’s smile this Halloween so they... Read more »

Quality Oral Hygiene Products Must Earn the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance

Oral hygiene products have different uses and different levels of quality. In response to this, the American Dental Association instituted their Seal of Acceptance program in 1931, to help consumers choose the best oral hygiene products for their family. Since that time, it has become the standard of quality for... Read more »

First-Aid Tips for Dealing with Toothache Pain

A toothache can be caused by several different things. Even though it is most often a result of advanced tooth decay, there are also less obvious things that could be causing the pain. Regardless of the underlying cause, a toothache should always be seen as a warning sign of something... Read more »

Important Care Tips for Your New Bridge

Your new bridge represents a serious investment in restoring one of your lost or damaged teeth. Even though it’s made from an artificial material that will not decay in the presence of oral bacteria, your new bridge will still require some basic care and oral hygiene attention. Hardened tartar, formed... Read more »

What is a Tongue Scraper?

You know that if you want to enjoy good oral health, you need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily, but did you know there are other things you can do to improve your oral health? Naturally, we recommend considering all of your options when it comes... Read more »

Do You Suffer with Night-Time Teeth Grinding?

Bruxism, or grinding your teeth in your sleep, is a relatively common occurrence, nearly 70% brought on by stress or anxiety, according to the Bruxism Association, which is based in the U.K. Other contributing factors for teeth grinding in your sleep include sleep apnea, smoking, caffeine or alcohol consumption, or... Read more »

Cavities: Are you Predisposed?

Do you brush and floss your teeth regularly, but still get cavities? Conversely, do you know anyone who seems to skate by without ever having a cavity? If you do, you aren't alone. You see, many people are predisposed to cavities because of genetics. In fact, individuals with soft tooth... Read more »

Why Six Month Dental Visits Make a Difference for Your Child’s Smile

If you have ever wondered why your child’s six-month dental visits matter, you are not alone. Even though their teeth may not be permanent, their oral health sets the foundation for healthy teeth coming in. And even though we sometimes get so busy we may be tempted to skip these... Read more »

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month for Americans

With April around the corner, are you ready for oral and throat cancer awareness? April is designated oral cancer awareness month, a time where the American dental community creates public awareness for this potentially fatal disease. The dental community finds themselves in a unique position to help patients spot the... Read more »

How Saliva Helps You

While everyone reaps the benefit of healthy saliva production, not everyone knows what goes into it. Saliva is the clear liquid which the glands in your mouth produce, known as salivary glands. Saliva is comprised mainly of water and travels to the mouth through tubes called salivary ducts. Along with... Read more »