Preventive Care

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps build strong teeth and prevent cavities from occurring.  It’s an essential oral treatment that has been used for decades to support healthy enamel. Fluoride can be found naturally in your body, or in rocks, soil, plants, and water. For oral health, turn to toothpaste, mouthwash, and daily […]

When Should I Take My Child For Their First Dentist Appointments?

As your baby begins teething and their teeth begin to erupt, you may start asking yourself when the best time to take them to their first dentist appointments might be. Are they too young? If they don’t eat candy or drink juice, is the trip even worth it?  It Might Be Earlier Than You Realize […]

What is Periodontal Disease and How Do I Manage It?

Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is a serious form of gum infection. Periodontitis damages the soft tissue in your gum that can destroy the bones that support your teeth and could cause them to become loose or fall out.  While periodontitis is a common gum disease, it is also preventable. Here are some at-home […]