Dental Care

Is Black Toothpaste a Gray Area?

Dental products containing charcoal are touted as a natural cleansing and whitening agent, but research suggests the trend could be detrimental to oral health. When most people think of charcoal, they think of firing up the grill in the summer. Recently, however, you may have seen this barbecue standby ingredient on the shelf at your [...]

2019-04-29T12:56:56+00:00April 29th, 2019|Dental Care|

Five Common Misconceptions About Veneers

Whether you're looking to overhaul your entire smile or simply want to address one specific tooth, veneers offer a long-term and versatile solution to a myriad of dental issues. Veneers are extremely thin shells made of tooth-colored material that adhere to the surface of your teeth. Because veneers are permanent, it's understandable why patients may [...]

2019-04-18T15:20:45+00:00April 18th, 2019|Dental Care|

Grinding Your Teeth? Here’s How to Stop

Grinding your teeth may be a habit that you’ve picked up over the years, or it can be something you’ve been doing for as long as you remember. Perhaps you grind your teeth in your sleep and you’ve only recently realized it. Regardless, it is a bad habit that can eventually lead to more serious [...]

2019-01-16T13:57:41+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Dental Care|

Teens and Teeth: What You Need to Know

Let’s be honest – teens are a handful in more ways than one. It’s not uncommon for teenagers to stray from the instructions of their parents during adolescence, and start trying to forge their own path. However, when it comes to maintaining your teen’s dental health, it’s important to make sure they are taking proper [...]

2019-01-16T13:57:46+00:00December 20th, 2018|Dental Care|

Beating Bad Breath

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression! That’s why its so important to present your best self whenever you meet somebody for the first time. Whether you are preparing for a job interview, going on a date, or meeting new people in a social setting, you will be Most people know [...]

2019-01-16T13:57:50+00:00December 14th, 2018|Dental Care|

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 [...]

2019-01-16T13:58:17+00:00November 16th, 2018|Dental Care|

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 [...]

2019-01-16T13:58:35+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 [...]

2019-01-16T13:58:44+00:00October 25th, 2018|Dental Care|

Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?

Throughout your life, you’ve probably heard someone, somewhere say, “My dentist said I need to have my wisdom teeth taken out.” Perhaps even your dentist has said this to you! Oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth is a standard practice, and hopefully it’ll be the last time you’ll ever need to have teeth removed! However, [...]

2019-01-16T13:58:55+00:00October 18th, 2018|Dental Care|

Damaging Teeth: What You Did and Didn’t Expect!

The surface of your teeth is called enamel. It helps protect them from decay. While some wear and tear is normal, there's plenty you can do to keep that barrier strong. We recommend these simple steps for a healthy mouth and a winning smile. Limiting Sugary Foods and Drinks This is the one the tip [...]

2019-01-16T14:00:39+00:00September 27th, 2018|Dental Care|