• 3 Tips to Protect Teeth Against Gum Recession

    3 Tips to Protect Teeth Against Gum Recession

    If you’re familiar with the phrase “long in the tooth,” you might think gum recession only affects people later in life. But this is a myth – gum recession can start at any age. While there are some risk factors like genetics that you can’t control, there are also some easy ways to lower your

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  • What are Dental Sealants?

    What are Dental Sealants?

    Many parents worry about their children’s teeth developing cavities. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the risk of childhood tooth decay. Besides teaching your child to brush and floss correctly every day, dental sealants are a powerful tool to prevent cavities. Protect Your Child’s Teeth from Bacteria Due to inadequate oral hygiene and too much

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  • Why Flossing Matters

    Why Flossing Matters

    Toothbrush bristles can only reach about two-thirds of our teeth. They can’t access the areas between our teeth or under the gumline, where food debris and plaque accumulate. We need to floss to reach these places, which make up 35% of our tooth surfaces. Flossing helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Not

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  • Reasons to Get Invisalign (Besides Straighter Teeth)

    Reasons to Get Invisalign (Besides Straighter Teeth)

    Many people are already aware of Invisalign as a convenient, discreet way to straighten teeth without traditional metal braces. But what if you and your dentist want to correct other issues besides crooked teeth? Fortunately, Invisalign can correct many other bite and alignment issues in addition to giving you a better smile. Invisalign Corrects All

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  • Water Activities and Dental Health

    Water Activities and Dental Health

    As the weather warms up, you’re probably looking forward to spending time at the pool or the beach. Water activities might seem completely unrelated to oral health, but there are some surprising connections between the two. Be aware of these dental health risks while you’re enjoying the water. Teeth Stains from Chlorine If your swimming

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  • Did You Know? Fun 6 Facts About Your Mouth

    Did You Know? Fun 6 Facts About Your Mouth

    From your lips to your teeth to your tongue, your mouth is a weird and wonderful place. It lets you eat, talk, and smile. These surprising mouth facts will help you learn more about this important body part – and maybe help you win your next trivia game! Your Adult Teeth Are Older Than You

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  • What You Need to Know About a Dental Crown

    What You Need to Know About a Dental Crown

    A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that can either be placed on an implanted post or over an existing tooth. Crowns can be made of various materials for different purposes. What Are Dental Crowns Made Of? Metal crowns can be made from various alloys, including gold, platinum, cobalt-chromium and nickel-chromium. These crowns are strong

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  • The Chemistry of Healthy Teeth

    The Chemistry of Healthy Teeth

    Brushing and flossing are the basics of good oral hygiene, but there’s more to a healthy smile. Keeping your mouth less acidic, which will protect your tooth enamel and decrease tooth decay will go a long way to help your mouth stay healthy and reduce your need for dental care. Keeping your pH balanced is

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  • Bruxism: Stop the Grind

    Bruxism: Stop the Grind

    With the increase in stress from lock-downs, unemployment, social media controversy and many other stressors, bruxism increased by 59% as of last year, according to American Dental Association. Dentists are still seeing the results of closed dental practices and decreases in dental visits when the practices were opened. What is Bruxism Bruxism is tooth grinding

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  • Protect Your Smile with a Mouthguard

    Protect Your Smile with a Mouthguard

    School has begun. Autumn is starting. Pumpkin spice is sprouting up everywhere. And along with all that comes sports, specifically football and basketball in the fall and winter months. If your child loves sports and will be participating in either a town, city or school team, there will be plenty of chances for injuries. To

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