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4 Ways To Make Your Mouth Healthier During The Holidays

What Are 4 Ways To Make Your Mouth Healthier During The Holiday Season? How Does Constant Snacking Affect Your Oral Health? There’s so much to look forward to during the holidays. You might go out to eat at restaurants for special occasions. Someone may host a party where you can expect to sip mixed cocktails…

Dental Fillings For Cosmetic Purposes

What Is A Cavity? Damage to a tooth can occur when harmful bacteria in your mouth make acids that wear out your teeth. Over time, this can lead to a small hole in a tooth, called a cavity. More severe decay can cause larger holes or even destruction of the whole tooth. If tooth decay…

What Is Xerostomia?

Xerostomia, or “dry mouth,” is a condition in which the glands in your mouth do not create adequate saliva to keep your mouth healthy. Read on to learn about how saliva plays an essential role in your body’s health and function and how xerostomia can negatively effect your oral health. Symptoms of Xerostomia Xerostomia can…

Professional vs OTC Whitening Treatments 

What Is Teeth Whitening? People always want a radiant smile. A beautiful smile gives you self-confidence and gives others a great first impression of you. As we age our teeth become stained and change color. Everything we eat or drink can stain our teeth. Trauma and exposure to certain minerals, especially exposure to large amounts…

The Connection Between Diabetes & Oral Health

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how the body uses blood sugar. Blood sugar or glucose is a source of energy for the brain and for the cells that make up the muscles and tissues. The main cause of diabetes varies by type, but no matter what type of diabetes, it…

The Top Treatments for Pulpitis

If you are one of the many people who have been suffering from tooth pain or sensitivity, you may have been told that you have pulpitis. Pulpitis is a condition that affects the pulp of your teeth, and if left untreated, it can cause extensive damage. In this blog post, we will discuss the top…

How Many Dental Implants Do I Need?

If you are missing teeth, you may be considering dental implants as a replacement option. Dental implants are the most natural-looking and longest-lasting tooth replacement available today. But how many do you need? That depends on three factors: the number of teeth being replaced, the type of restoration being used, and the amount of bone.…

5 Things to Know Before Getting Veneers

Are you considering dental veneers as a way to improve the look of your smile? If so, you’re not alone! Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available today. But before you make a decision, there are some things you need to know. In this blog post, we will discuss what veneers…

5 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Appointment Today

National Dental Hygiene Month is the perfect time to reflect on the importance of oral health. A dental exam and cleaning are essential parts of maintaining good oral hygiene, yet many people don’t schedule regular appointments. Currently, the American Dental Association recommends scheduling dental exams and cleanings with your dentist at least once every six…

General Dentists vs. Cosmetic Dentists: What’s the Difference?

Figuring out which type of dentist to see can be confusing. This blog post will help clear up the difference between general dentists and cosmetic dentists. Both types of dentists have similar educations, but they specialize in different areas. A general dentist is someone who provides routine dental care, while a cosmetic dentist specializes in…

How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

Teeth can chip for many reasons. Maybe you were eating something hard and accidentally bit down too hard. Maybe you were playing a sport and took a spill. Whatever the reason, it can be pretty distressing to see your smile suddenly marred by a chip. If you have just chipped your tooth, don’t worry –it’s…

The Benefits of Straight Teeth

Do you have crooked or “less than perfect” teeth? If so, you are not alone. Many people struggle with this issue. But did you know that there are benefits to having your teeth straightened? In this blog post, we will discuss the many benefits of having your teeth straightened. We will also discuss the different…

7 Common Myths About Root Canal Therapy

If you are one of the millions of people who experience tooth pain or fear having a root canal, you may be surprised to learn that root canal therapy is not as bad as you think. In fact, it is a safe and common dental procedure that can relieve your pain and save your tooth.…

How Composite Fillings Strengthen Teeth

Do you have a cavity? Are you in pain every time you eat or drink something hot or cold? If so, you may need a dental filling. At our dental office, we offer composite fillings as a way to strengthen teeth and alleviate tooth pain. In this blog post, we will explain what composite fillings…

What is a Tooth Cap?

If you’ve ever gone to the dentist and been told that you need a tooth cap, you might be wondering what that is. A tooth cap, also known as a dental crown, is a restoration that covers the entire surface of a tooth. It is used to restore the function and appearance of a tooth…

The Top 4 Most Common Questions About Teeth Whitening

Do you dream of having pearly white teeth? Are you self-conscious about your smile because of the stains on your teeth? If so, you’re not alone. Many people wish they could have brighter teeth. Thankfully, there is a way to achieve this goal: teeth whitening. In this blog post, we will answer the four most…

10 Bad Habits That Give Us Cavities

Do you know what cavities are? Cavities are tiny holes that form in your teeth when plaque (a sticky film of bacteria) is not removed. Cavities can lead to tooth decay, and if left untreated, can cause serious oral health problems. In this blog post, we will discuss ten bad habits that can contribute to…

What is Cracked Tooth Syndrome?

Do you have unexplained tooth pain or sensitivity? You may have cracked tooth syndrome. This is a condition that can cause a great deal of discomfort, but it is also very treatable. In this blog post, we will explain what cracked tooth syndrome is, how to know if you have it, and the various causes…

Is Vaping Bad for Your Oral Health?

Vaping is becoming increasingly popular, and it is important to understand the dangers associated with it. There is a lot of debate about whether or not vaping is bad for your health. Some people say that it’s not as harmful as smoking cigarettes, while others claim that it’s just as bad, if not worse. One…

The Hidden Dangers of Not Taking Care of Your Teeth

It’s no secret that taking care of your teeth is important. Everyone knows that you should brush and floss every day, and see a dentist regularly. But what a lot of people don’t know is that not taking care of your teeth can lead to some serious health problems. In this blog post, we will…

Are Your Wisdom Teeth Coming In?

Most people have four wisdom teeth, which are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. Wisdom teeth are so called because they usually come in when a person is considered “wise” – around late teens or early twenties. Even though most people have them, wisdom teeth often cause problems. In this blog post, we…

Is it Just Bad Breath or Something More Serious?

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be a major annoyance. It can make it difficult to socialize and can even lead to more serious health problems. But what causes bad breath? And is it just a case of poor oral hygiene, or is there something else going on? In this blog post, we will…

Inlays vs. Onlays: Which is Best for You?

When you have a cavity in your tooth, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible. If the decay is small, your dentist may be able to fix it with an indirect filling- also called an inlay or onlay. But what’s the difference between these two types of fillings? And which one is…

What is the #1 Reason to See a Cosmetic Dentist?

When it comes to our smiles, most of us want pearly white teeth. Unfortunately, an article in the New York Post notes that many people believe their teeth to be a source of embarrassment. Luckily, the world of cosmetic dentistry can help. Can you guess the top reason why people visit a cosmetic dentist? If…

9 Signs You Need a Dental Implant

Dental implants are a popular choice for people who are missing one or more teeth. They are a permanent solution that looks and feels like your natural teeth. If you are considering dental implants, it is important to be aware of the signs that you may need them. In this blog post, we will discuss…

How Do I Keep my Veneers White?

If you’re unhappy with your smile, you may have considered dental veneers. Veneers are a popular way to improve the look of your teeth and can fix many imperfections. Veneers are commonly made of porcelain, which is a durable material that can last for many years if you take care of them properly. In this…

What is the Best Way to Floss?

Flossing is one of the most important things you can do for your oral health. It removes plaque and bacteria from teeth and gums, which can cause cavities and gum disease. In this blog post, we will teach you how to floss your teeth properly. First, we will explain the importance of flossing. Then, we…

Should I Get my Teeth Whitened Before Dental Bonding?

A beautiful smile is something that everyone wants. It can make you look younger and more attractive. If you are not happy with the appearance of your teeth, there are a few things that you can do to improve them. One option is to get your teeth whitened. Another option is to get dental bonding.…

How are Prosthetic Teeth Made?

Missing teeth can be a serious issue. Not only do they impact your appearance, but they also can affect your ability to chew and speak properly. If you are missing one or more teeth, you may need prosthetic teeth. Prosthetic teeth are artificial teeth that are made to replace missing ones. There are several different…

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Sedation dentistry has become a popular option for people who are anxious about going to the dentist. But is sedation dentistry safe? What are the different types of dental sedation? How is it administered? What should you expect when you are under sedation? Who is an ideal candidate for dental sedation? And who may be…

5 Ways to Prevent Oral Cancer

In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we want to talk about how to prevent oral cancer. Oral cancer is a type of cancer that affects the mouth and throat. It can be deadly if not caught early enough and it is estimated that over 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.…

Dental Problems That Can be Prevented by Wearing a Mouthguard

In honor of National Facial Protection Month in April, we will be talking about mouthguards. Mouthguards are an important part of dental care. They protect your teeth from injuries that can occur during sports or other activities. In fact, mouthguards can help prevent many dental problems from occurring in the first place! In this blog…

Root Canals vs. Tooth Extractions: Which is Best?

If you’re experiencing severe tooth decay, you may be wondering if a root canal or tooth extraction is the best treatment for you. Both procedures are common ways to treat tooth decay, but each one has its own unique set of pros and cons. In this blog post, we will compare and contrast root canals…

7 Myths About Your Teeth

There are a lot of myths floating around about teeth. Some people think that if your teeth are white, then they must be healthy. Others believe that sugar is the root of all tooth decay. And still others think that baby teeth aren’t important at all. In this blog post, we will dispel these myths…

Are You a Bruxer?

Do you grind your teeth at night? If so, you may have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that involves the grinding of the teeth and/or clenching of the jaw. It can be very harmful to the teeth and can lead to a number of dental problems. In this blog post, we will discuss how to…

Filling You in on Fillings

If you’ve ever had a cavity, you probably know that it needs to be filled in order to protect your teeth. But what exactly is a filling and why are they necessary? In this blog post, we’ll be filling you in on fillings by discussing everything you need to know about fillings, from what they…

Sinus Pressure or Toothache?

It can be difficult to tell whether you are experiencing a sinus pressure headache or a toothache. In this blog post, we will discuss the relationship between the two and help you determine which one you might have. We will also describe the anatomy of the sinuses and teeth so that you can understand how…

Types of Dental Specialties

Dentists are highly-trained professionals that can provide a wide range of services to their patients. However, there are times when your dentist may refer you to a specialist. Dental specialists are dentists who have undergone additional training in a specific area of dentistry. This may be because you need complex dental work done, or because…

Alcohol and Your Oral Health: What You Need to Know

Did you know that alcohol consumption can have a significant impact on your oral health? It’s true! In fact, drinking too much alcohol can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the effects of moderate and excessive alcohol consumption on oral health. We’ll also provide…

What is a Gum Line Cavity?

Did you know that there are different types of dental cavities? Dental cavities are categorized based on where they are located. These include smooth cavity, biting surface cavities, and root cavities. Smooth surface cavities are those that form on the smooth surfaces of your teeth, such as the fronts, backs, sides, and in between your…

How to Prevent Dental Implant Failure

Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth and they have a success rate of around 95% according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Even with such a high success rate, this still means that 5% of cases fail. In this blog post, we will discuss the most common reasons…

Start 2022 Off with a Smile

It’s the New Year and you’re probably looking for a way to start it off with a smile. One of the best ways to do that is by going in for a consultation at your local dentist office! Cosmetic dental treatments are becoming more popular, and there are many different types available. In this blog…

A Comprehensive Guide to Smile Makeovers

When you think of the word “smile,” what does it conjure up in your mind? If you are like most people, then it probably brings to mind a happy smile on someone’s face. This is not surprising since smiling has been scientifically proven to have a positive effect on our mood and outlook. However, there…

Do Receding Gums Grow Back?

Do your teeth suddenly look larger or longer than they used to? Does your gum line seem to have gotten lower? If this sounds like you, then you may be suffering from a condition called “gum recession.” Gum recession is where the teeth appear longer due to less gum coverage. It can also lead to…

7 Reasons for Tooth Pain in the Morning

Getting up in the morning and having your first cup of coffee is often a pleasant way to start the day. But what happens when you wake up with tooth pain? Morning tooth pain is a common and frustrating problem. Why do we wake up with a sore, throbbing feeling in one or more of…

Reasons to Wear a Mouthguard

Mouthguards are dental appliances that can be used as a protective measure to prevent the teeth from becoming damaged. Mouthguards come in different sizes and shapes, so it is important to find the one that will work for you. The best mouthguard should fit your teeth and gums snugly without feeling too tight or uncomfortable.…

3 Things to Know About Root Canals

Root canals are crucial procedures for saving teeth that may have become infected. Traditionally, this treatment involved removing infected tissue from inside the tooth, filling the empty space, and placing a dental crown. The need for a root canal can only be determined by your dentist, however if you’re experiencing tooth pain, contact your dentist…

Improve Your Gum Health with Probiotics

Gum disease is a common problem for Americans. It can lead to tooth loss and other serious medical problems if left untreated. Since it is such a prevalent problem, there are a variety of treatment available to carefully manage the disease. Recently, the use of probiotics has been suggested by researchers as a potential way…

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