Thumb sucking: Innocent habit can lead to numerous problems

Thumb sucking is a natural part of human development, and once babies find that sucking their fingers or thumbs brings them comfort, that habit can solidify into one that’s hard to break and can lead to several dental issues and even long-term health complications. Doctors say the urge begins to generally decrease at six months, [...]


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 [...]


The Function of Each Tooth

Teeth help you chew your food to make it easier to digest, and each type of tooth has a slightly different shape for their respective job. They also help make your smile great! The five types of teeth include: Incisors Canines/Cuspids Premolars Molars Third Molars Incisors Often the first adult teeth that grow in after [...]


Fluoride and Toddlers

Like all other consumable substances, fluoride is another item that should be talked about with your dentist to see if you or your child needs more in their diet. That being said, do toddlers need fluoride? We hope to answer that question for parents worrying about their tiny people’s even tinier teeth! What is Fluoride [...]


What is a Sinus Lift?

Has your dentist told you that you need a sinus lift? If so, you’re not alone: one in five people will need a sinus lift before their dental implants can be inserted. A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back [...]


What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Most infants start teething as early as 6 months, which means that the foundation for good dental care and proper oral hygiene habits begins at this young age. Even though your child’s baby teeth are temporary, they are still susceptible to cavities. These early cavities are often referred to as early childhood cavities or baby [...]


What are Bone Grafts and Why are They Necessary?

For those who are missing one or more teeth, the cosmetic effect of a dental implant is unparalleled. Dental implants look and function the same as regular teeth, so a successful implant is just about undetectable. With any oral surgery, it is important to make sure that you understand both the procedure and its effects; dental implants [...]

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Breaking Down Dental Specialties

Not sure of the difference between an endodontist and an orthodontist? Don't know whether you need a periodontist, a prosthodontist or a pedodontist? Many different types of oral healthcare providers could become involved in the care of your teeth, gums, and mouth. It is important to understand what their role is and how they help improve your oral [...]


Pacifiers and Your Baby’s Oral Health

Pacifiers help soothe fussy babies, but many parents are concerned about the effects of these long-term soothing devices. Although pacifiers can indeed contribute to tooth decay and affect the growth of children's mouths and teeth, these problems only occur when they're used incorrectly. When it comes to pacifiers and teeth, rest assured your baby can [...]