The Benefits of Flossing

Most of us are used to brushing our teeth, hopefully, twice a day. That’s a great habit to have! But, when it comes to flossing, some of us cringe just thinking about it. It’s true, flossing gets a bad rap, but it’s not clear why, since the practice of cleaning in-between our teeth provides amazing […]

How Do I Get Rid of Bad Breath?

Have you ever frantically searched through your pockets or purse, hoping to find a breath mint? We’ve probably all experienced the embarrassment of bad breath, also known as halitosis, which can strike at the most inopportune moments! Mints, mouthwashes, breath sprays, gum, etc. certainly come in handy. But, is there something more that can be […]

Can I Get Braces as an Adult?

You probably were not one bit jealous when your teenage friends complained about their braces. But now, as an adult, you may feel like you’ve missed the boat. If you want to improve your smile, we have good news for you—it’s not too late! Adult orthodontics are popular and common today, and there are more […]

What to Expect When Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

With a name like that, wisdom teeth sound like they’d be a good thing! Unfortunately, they can cause problems and often need to be removed. What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are third molars that normally remain in the gum tissue until age 17-25. On rare occasions, wisdom teeth breakthrough as early as age 12 […]

How Does Sugar Affect Your Teeth?

We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth. But what is the process behind sugar and how it causes tooth decay? Knowing sugar’s role in cavity formation can help you take action against it. We’ve put together an explanation of sugar’s effect on teeth as well as some ideas for tooth-friendly snacks. Let’s […]

Dental Cavities: What You Should Know

When it comes to cavities, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news: If you have teeth, you can get cavities. The good news: Most cavities can be avoided with preventive dental care, or they can be easily treated by your dentist. Cavities are tooth decay that can occur when you are a child […]

What is a Tooth Bridge?

A tooth bridge is one of three options to replace a missing tooth. There are both advantages and disadvantages compared to implants or partial dentures. There are traditional tooth bridges, cantilever bridges, Maryland bridges, and implant-supported bridges. Each type of bridge aligns with specific situations in the location and health of adjacent teeth. Why Choose […]

What to Expect When You Get Crowns Placed

Crowns are a common restorative dentistry practice used to fix a broken or fractured tooth. Sometimes, a crown can replace the top part of the tooth if the bottom part of the tooth still has a solid root or if the tooth has had a root canal. A crown provides a good shape and size […]

Top 5 Reasons to Go to the Dentist

Dental appointments are not just for when problems occur. Dental care is for prevention to keep your teeth and gums healthy so problems don’t occur. Most people tend to dread going to the dentist for their teeth cleaning visits. But, teeth cleaning is simple and usually painless. Unless told otherwise, dental cleanings should occur about […]

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you are experiencing stained, discolored, chipped, or even misaligned teeth, cosmetic dentistry might be your best option. With cosmetic dentistry, a “smile” makeover can improve the appearance of your teeth through one or more procedures. Through this process, a dentist will work with you to develop the best treatment plan that suits your needs. […]