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Whiten Your Teeth Over Dinner

There’s no better feeling than looking in the mirror and seeing a beautiful smile, showcasing gleaming white teeth. Unfortunately, with so many delicious foods and beverages that cause plaque buildup, it can be difficult to maintain that perfect smile. Per the AARP, coffee, tea, red wine and soda can all stain your teeth over time. [...]

2018-12-11T13:43:05+00:00December 11th, 2018|Tooth Whitening|

The Truth About Scurvy

You’ve probably heard it since you were a little kid: calcium will make your bones strong! A healthy supply of vitamins and minerals is essential for nutritional balance and optimizing your body’s natural processes. Calcium, or Vitamin C, is one such vitamin that plays an essential role in things such as keeping a normal heartbeat, [...]

2018-12-03T16:45:52+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Dental Care|

Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

Your teeth can stain over time from coffee, wine, cigarettes, and other products, which may make you feel self-conscious and threaten the integrity of your tooth enamel. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products offer a convenient way to brighten your smile at home, but using these too much can be dangerous to your oral health, and can [...]

2018-11-20T18:48:18+00:00November 20th, 2018|Cosmetic Dentistry|

Dental Caries: Treatments, Signs, and Symptoms

Dental caries, which are also referred to as tooth decay or cavities, are one of the most widespread diseases today, but also among the most preventable conditions. When you eat certain foods, the bacteria on your teeth breaks them down and produces acids that have the ability to seriously damage the hard tissues of your [...]

2018-11-16T17:20:44+00:00November 16th, 2018|Dental Care|

Am I at Risk for Gum Disease?

A few decades ago, it was believed that the biggest risk factor for gum (periodontal) disease was aging. Today we know that aging in itself doesn't put you at risk for gum disease, and that other conditions may increase your susceptibility. Luckily, knowing the risk factors and being proactive can keep this disease away. What [...]

2018-11-14T13:41:47+00:00November 14th, 2018|Patient Information|

Removing Baby Teeth – What You Need to Know!

Baby teeth are meant to be lost so that the incoming adult teeth can emerge without issue. Most of the time, baby teeth are lost naturally, or due to an impactful force that’s not uncommon in childhood. However, even after children lose their baby teeth they should still take caution in the days that immediately [...]

2018-11-08T13:37:15+00:00November 8th, 2018|Patient Information|

Cold Food and Sensitive Teeth

Winter may be upon us, and it’s pretty easy to beat the cold by adding on an extra layer or two of clothing. However, if your teeth are sensitive to the cold, you may want to think twice about having that snowball fight! Even one sip of an cool drink or bite of a cold [...]

2018-11-06T18:52:18+00:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Keeping Your Guard Up Against Sports Related Dental Injuries

Over the years, sports participation by youths has grown steadily. It is estimated that 20 to 25 million youths participate in competitive sports. As a result of this growth in participation levels, incidence of injury has also increased. Some have reported sports to account for approximately 36 percent of all unintentional injuries to children and [...]

2018-11-01T16:00:08+00:00November 1st, 2018|Dental Care|

Why Does My Child Need Sealants on Their Baby Teeth?

The best way to prevent cavities is to brush each morning and night and floss daily, but sometimes little teeth need some extra help from dental sealants. Sealants are thin plastic coatings that prevent food and bacteria from getting stuck in the grooves of back teeth, helping to avoid cavities. Many parents might think sealants [...]

2018-10-25T12:32:53+00:00October 25th, 2018|Dental Care|