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Natural Teeth Whitening: Fact vs. Fiction

April 12, 2021

Everyone wants a sparkling smile — and many people have opinions on how to go about getting one. There’s no shortage of natural teeth whitening methods, which cover the range from traditional old wives’ tales to popular trends that everyone wants to try. Of course, when it comes to your teeth, you certainly shouldn’t be […]

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Dental Hygienist Appreciation Week: Fun Facts & the Important Role They Play

April 5, 2021

National Dental Hygienist Week is celebrated every year on April 4-10. These licensed oral health professionals assist dentists and play an important role in maintaining good oral hygiene. To appreciate and celebrate this profession, we’re sharing some fun facts about dental hygienists and why their job is so important for our oral and overall health. About the […]

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What’s Recovery Like After Dental Implants?

March 17, 2021

Getting dental implants is a relatively short, uncomplicated surgical procedure. However, what you do at home after the surgery can play a significant role in the procedure’s success. Recovery doesn’t happen overnight. It takes patience and a commitment to follow your dentist’s post-op instructions to maintain the best results possible. Here is what you can […]

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Why Seeing Your Dentist More Frequently During Pregnancy Is Important

March 1, 2021

Why Seeing Your Dentist More Frequently During Pregnancy Is Important When you’re pregnant, you’re focused on doing whatever you can to take care of your body and your baby. And while rest and good nutrition are healthy essentials, you might be ignoring another part of your health — your teeth. Pregnancy prompts a lot of changes […]

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Tooth Abscess Stages and What You Should Do at Each

February 15, 2021

Tooth abscesses are sores caused by an accumulation of pus inside a tooth. Dental abscesses typically result from bacterial infections occurring in the gums, jaw bone or in the nerve of the tooth (the “pulp”). The most common causes of abscessed teeth are untreated cavities, gum disease and mouth injuries. If you suspect that you […]

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Foods That Stain & Cause Yellow Teeth

January 25, 2021

What causes tooth discoloration and yellowing? While there are lots of underlying reasons for stained teeth from genetics to how you brush your teeth, one of the biggest culprits is highly pigmented food and beverages.  Your daily coffee or favorite soda may be hindering your efforts to whiten your teeth. Foods and drinks with high […]

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4 Tips for Easing Dental Anxiety

November 13, 2020

If the thought of going to the dentist makes you feel stressed, anxious or fearful, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is common. It can be caused by negative past experiences, fear of pain or injections, invasion of personal space or anesthetic side effects. While experiencing these kinds of feelings is normal and understandable, if […]

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Dental Sedation: What to Expect

November 6, 2020

Sedation medication is often administered to patients who feel anxious about their dental procedure, have tooth sensitivity, have a low pain threshold or need a lot of dental work done. Regardless of the reason, your first time getting sedated at a dental office can be intimidating. You might feel better if you know what to expect […]

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How Much Fluoride Does My Child Need?

October 29, 2020

If you’re looking for ways to improve your child’s oral health, the solution may be as simple as your water supply. A daily dose of fluoride — in addition to daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dentist appointments — can help children’s teeth develop properly and keep cavities at bay. Why Do Kids […]

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Electric Flossers — Are They Legit?

October 20, 2020

You may have seen advertisements in recent years for electric flossers and wondered if they work. Traditional floss is still the most effective way to clean plaque and tartar from the sides of teeth and remove food particles from between them. However, if the idea of new technology excites you and will help you clean your […]

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