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Which Toothbrush is Right For Me? Electric vs. Regular Brushes
July 7, 2015

Power vs standard toothbrush

Finding the toothbrush that is right for you can be intimidating. One of the greatest choices our patients struggle with is whether they need an electric toothbrush or if they can get by with just an ordinary brush.

The greatest difference with most powered toothbrushes is their ability to rotate the bristles while you brush. In several studies, this rotation has been proven to remove more…

How Your Diet Relates to Dental Health
May 1, 2019

healthy foods for a healthy diet

Having a healthy diet can go a long way when it comes to your body and mind, and your dental health is no different. The body is a complex machine and it operates at its best when given the proper amount of nutrients. Here are some of our recommendations when it comes to eating a healthy diet.

When to Talk to Your Dentist About Wisdom Teeth
Aug 2, 2018

Wisdom teeth often bring one thing to mind: pain. Around 85 percent of people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted because the teeth usually don’t have room to grow correctly.

When Does Thumb-Sucking Become a Dental Problem For Your Child?
Jul 9, 2018

Thumb-sucking is a completely normal reflex children and babies. Thumb-sucking can manifest itself as a pacifier, fingers, or other objects as well. This action can act as a coping mechanism for anxiety, as it allows for your child to feel calm and can even sooth them as they go to sleep.

What Diabetics Need to Know about Dental Health
Sep 20, 2017

grinding teeth

Dental health is important to everyone, but if you have certain health conditions, your oral hygiene is a higher concern. Diabetes is one such condition.

Happy National Toothache Day! Er… It’s not what you think.
Feb 8, 2017


Want to skip this holiday? We don’t blame you, but there is no need. National Toothache Day is about spreading awareness and educating people on the importance of dental health and the prevention of toothaches.

Dental Care: What is Gingivitis?
Dec 28, 2016

gingivitis, gums

While gingivitis sounds like something bad, you might not be quite sure what it is, especially if you are taking good care of your teeth. Gingivitis is definitely something to avoid, and it’s one of the many reasons we encourage you to keep brushing AND flossing.

Our Top 7 Mouthwash Recommendations for a Healthy Mouth
Nov 23, 2016

mouthwash recommendations

What do you think of when you hear mouthwash? A quick fix to bad breath? Cosmetic mouthwashes do a great job of masking halitosis. But you may not know is that some types of mouthwashes do a lot more. Here are some of the top rated oral rinses that we recommend.

Why You Need A Regular Dentist Visit
Sep 28, 2016

Going to the dentist is something that we usually put at the bottom of our to-do lists. But why? These are the reasons why you need a regular dentist visit.

Tools of the Dental Trade: The Polishing Toothpaste
Sep 7, 2016

A lot of people wonder about the tools we use, so here is the lowdown on the polishing process part of your six-month checkup.

Why You Should Practice Preventative Dentistry
March 3, 2016

Going to the dentist twice a year, every year, is recommended by dental professionals in order to stay on top of your teeth health, but simply going to the dentist is not enough when it comes to your teeth. In order to have the healthiest teeth possible it is important to practice preventative dentistry, which is the practice of caring for your teeth on a daily basis to keep them healthy. Taking care of your teeth should be a daily practice so you can have a confident, white, healthy smile.

5 Creative Ways to Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth
Dec 16, 2015

Getting children to brush their teeth can be a battle. Twice a day you’re in the bathroom encouraging them to brush. Some young children don’t want to bother, but of course brushing teeth is the best way to keep cavities away. So how do you get them to pick up the toothbrush? Here are a … Continue reading 5 Creative Ways to Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Taking Care of Baby’s Teeth
Dec 8, 2015

There they are one day: your baby’s teeth! Now what? As your baby begins to develop teeth, you may notice changes to more than just his or her mouth. Your baby may become more irritable or restless. In addition, you will need to begin caring for his/her teeth to keep them healthy. Prepare for your … Continue reading Taking Care of Baby’s Teeth

Brushing Gone Bad?
Nov 4, 2015

You don’t need to be told that it’s necessary to brush your teeth. You’ve been told that about a million times since you were a child. But did you know that brushing can actually hurt your teeth if you’re not doing it right? Over-brushing, known as “tooth abrasion,” can lead to sensitive teeth and receding … Continue reading Brushing Gone Bad?

Treats for Your Kids, Tricks on Their Teeth
Oct 28, 2015

You already know candy is no good for your teeth, but try explaining that to a 5-year-old the day after Trick-or-Treating! While the best way to avoid tooth damage from candy is to avoid it completely, sometimes you have to live a little. If your kids are going to be eating candy this Halloween, there … Continue reading Treats for Your Kids, Tricks on Their Teeth

The Problems of Procrastinating a Dental Visit
Oct 7, 2015

It seems like staying constantly busy has become routine for adults in America today. We get it: you work, you take care of kids, you make dinner, and clean, and mow grass, and pack lunches, and work some more. It hardly seems fair that there’s only 24 hours in a day. So with your busy schedule, how in the world can you find time to visit the dentist for a checkup? Whether you’re busy, or have anxiety about going to the dentist, procrastinating a visit can have serious consequences.

Time to Pass on the Pacifier
Sep 30, 2015

Pacifiers are a great way to soothe infants and may even help reduce the risk of SIDS. However, pacifiers can also have a negative affect on the growth and development of the teeth and mouth. They may cause distortions in the roof of the mouth or create problems with incoming teeth. If you choose to give your children pacifiers, it is recommended that you stop their usage by the age of two. The use of a pacifier before two years old is not likely to cause damage.