Patient Information

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Have you noticed a bit of blood in your sink when you brush your teeth lately? That bleeding can be one of the earliest indicators of gum disease. The mild variety of gum disease is called gingivitis, and in this case, only your gums are infected. However, if left untreated, the infection can travel below [...]

2018-08-02T12:38:14+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Patient Information|

What are the Signs of Enamel Dysplasia?

Enamel dysplasia is a condition that affects the normal levels of one's tooth enamel. A form of exceptionally hard tissue, enamel acts as a protective outer shell to cover the part of the tooth that contains the sensitive pulp, dentin and cementum tissues. The condition is usually caused by hypoplasia, which is the malformation of [...]

2018-07-26T14:02:35+00:00July 24th, 2018|Patient Information|

The History of Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes play an essential role in keeping our mouth and teeth healthy, and have for decades. But, toothbrushes have seen many changes before reaching the brightly colored dental cleaning device they are today. We take a look at how far they have come. Ancient Egyptians and Chewing Sticks Ancient Egyptians are responsible for many creations, [...]

2018-07-05T12:49:03+00:00July 5th, 2018|Patient Information|

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: What You Need to Know

There are few oral health issues that can be as painful or disruptive to daily life as impacted wisdom teeth. Although the pain of impacted wisdom teeth is often enough to let you know that something is wrong, it is still important that you are able to identify the issue as early as possible. Impacted [...]

2018-07-03T12:43:00+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Patient Information|

What Causes Toothaches?

No matter how conscientious you are about your oral care routine, at some point in your life you will probably experience the discomfort of a toothache. Though a cavity is the most likely culprit, it is only one of several possible causes of toothaches. We take a look at what might be causing that tooth [...]

2018-06-29T13:14:04+00:00June 26th, 2018|Patient Information|

The Ins And Outs of Thumb Sucking

Parents typically have long lists of concerns when it comes to the health and wellness of their children. They want their kids to grow up healthy without developing any habits that would jeopardize their development. Thumb sucking is one of the things caregivers worry about as their babies grow and become toddlers. Parents wonder if [...]

2018-06-29T13:17:34+00:00June 19th, 2018|Patient Information|

What Foods Are Good For Teeth?

When it comes to the health of your teeth, you really are what you eat. Sugary foods, such as candy and soda, contribute to tooth decay. One of the first areas to decline when your diet is less than ideal is your oral health. Below is a list of some foods that are not only [...]

2018-06-29T13:23:23+00:00May 29th, 2018|Patient Information|

Chewing Gum: Good or Bad for Teeth?

Did you know that the average American consumes 1.8 pounds of gum each year? Many people chew gum habitually and mindlessly, chewing away for hours each day. It’s important to know how chewing gum affects our dental health. You may have heard that it’s both good and bad for your teeth -- so what’s the real [...]

2018-06-29T13:37:44+00:00March 29th, 2018|Patient Information|