How to Floss Your Teeth Like a Pro

As you fight the battle against tooth decay and gum disease, flossing your teeth is a necessary weapon in your arsenal to building good oral health. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once each day along with brushing several times a day. While your toothbrush cleans the tops and sides of teeth,… Read more »

The Material Your New Crown is made from Will Depend on the Tooth’s Function

Your new crown will effectively replace the enamel of a damaged or decayed tooth. The material your crown is made from is greatly influenced by the tooth’s relationship to your smile and its primary function in your mouth. Your dentist is trained to recommend the best material for your crown. Gold alloy and base metal… Read more »

How the ADA Seal of Acceptance Helps You

When you go to the grocery store and buy toothpaste, have you ever noticed a label on the packaging showing the ADA Seal of Acceptance? Perhaps you wondered who the ADA (American Dental Association) was and what the Seal meant for you. There are more than 300 dental products which carry the Seal of Acceptance. For… Read more »

Bruxism, Mouthguards, and Your Smile

Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw or with frequent headaches? Do you or a loved one ever make strange sounds when they sleep? If you do, you could be coping with sleep apnea. Unfortunately, no one knows exactly what causes teeth grinding. However, dentists are able to treat the issue win several… Read more »

Oral Hygiene: What to Expect at Your Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings are extremely important, and it is strongly recommended to attend these appointments every six months. If you have a cleaning coming up in the near future, you can expect the following things while you sit in the dental chair: A deep cleaning The deep teeth cleaning is one of the main reasons why… Read more »

Can Your Child Enjoy Brushing?

Like most parents, you probably want your children to enjoy a healthy, productive life. Naturally, this includes having a healthy, bright smile. But did you know that your child’s overall health could be affected by their oral health? For example, gum disease has been linked to a number of health problems, including heart issues. To… Read more »

What’s the Right Age for a Dental Implant?

If you are missing a tooth, you may have wondered if a dental implant is what you need to restore your smile. But, did you know that age can be an important factor to consider? In fact, at some ages, a dental implant could actually cause problems with your smile. To help you avoid complications… Read more »

Understanding Sealants

The molars and premolars in the back of your mouth typically have a lot of contour on the biting surface. Sometimes even the best toothbrush can struggle to remove all of the food particles from these teeth. This puts the biting surface of these teeth at risk for the buildup of plaque and the potential… Read more »

Flossing Essentials

We all know that there are few things we need to do to maintain our oral health. You’ve probably been told that it’s important to visit your dentist once every six months and that you need to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time. You’ve probably been talked to about… Read more »

An Inside Look At Toothpaste

Toothpaste has been around for quite some time now. Dating back to almost 3000 BC, toothpaste has come a long way. Today we are going to give you an inside look at toothpaste and what you should look for next time you’re at the store. What exactly is toothpaste? Toothpaste, also known as dentifrice, is… Read more »