Your Dental Questions Answered

Everyone has questions for their dentist at one time or another, but how often do you actually think of the questions you have while you’re sitting in the dentist chair? Probably not very often. Here is a list of the most-asked questions to dentists by their patients. Chances are, you have some of these same… Read more »

Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

The American Dental Association has called dental implants “one of the biggest advancements in dentistry in the past 40 years,” and it’s no wonder: Dental implants can significantly improve a person’s appearance, speech, comfort, ability to eat, self-esteem and overall oral health. What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a cylindrical or tapered… Read more »

Mouthguards, Not Just for Contact Sports

Football players, wrestlers, and boxers are normally the athletes we think of as wearing mouthguards. However, mouthguards are recommended for athletes in contact sports and non-contact recreational activities. Whether a mouthguard is custom-made or stock, it is important in protecting your teeth and mouth. When to Wear a Mouthguard All serious athletes should consider getting… Read more »

Seven Tips For Better Flossing

If you believe a healthy heart is important to your well-being, then you should know that flossing is also imperative for a healthy lifestyle. Heart disease has been linked with gum disease, and gum disease can occur within just 24 hours! And you thought visiting the dentist was scary! Failing to floss is far scarier…. Read more »

Mint Toothpaste

Have you ever noticed that just about every toothpaste you find at the store is mint flavored? From peppermint and spearmint to Mint Chocolate Trek, Vanilla Mint Spark, and Lime Spearmint Zest; the thing that nearly all toothpaste has in common is mint. Humans can distinguish hundreds of different flavors, so what is it about… Read more »

Freshen Your Breath

Bad breath can ruin a date, cause co-workers to avoid you, and generally be an unwelcomed nuisance. Here are some ways that you can tackle your bad breath and start down the road to minty freshness. Avoid Garlic and Onions: Foods like garlic and onions can be smelled on the breath for up to three… Read more »

Halloween Candy

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, but it is also Halloween season as well. As a general rule, eating candy on a regular basis (especially for children wearing braces), but we realize it is asking a lot for children to completely forego Halloween. In order to minimize the amount of damage to teeth and braces,… Read more »

Teeth-staining Food and Drinks to Avoid

We all like to indulge in the foods that we enjoy, but we want our teeth to be healthy and attractive as well. Do you know what foods and drinks are likely to erode your tooth enamel and leave stains? A good rule of thumb is that if it can stain your clothes or the… Read more »