How You Can Cope With Bad Breath

As you know, many of our favorite foods can lead to bad breath. This is at least one reason that millions of Americans use breath mints or other fresheners daily. However, while mints can be useful, they only offer a temporary solution. This isn’t a problem if your bad breath–properly known as halitosis–is caused by… Read more »

Hardened Tartar at the Gum Line Can Lead to Periodontal Disease

Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control found that that that 64% of seniors over age 65 have moderate to severe periodontal disease. However, you shouldn’t let that statistic lead you to believe that gum disease is only a problem for seniors. It is estimated by American Dental Association that roughly 47% of all… Read more »

The Answers to the Questions About Your Dentist

To help you know more about your dentist, dental care, and oral hygiene, our dental team is happy to give you the answers to these frequently asked questions: Why do regular dental visits matter? Regular dental visits are vital for your oral health. These appointments give our dental team the chance to professionally clean your… Read more »

Severely Damaged or Decayed Tooth May Need a Root Canal

A severely damaged, fractured or decayed tooth can pose some serious problems for your oral health. Left unchecked it can compromise your ability to chew and even lead to a dangerous infection in the gums. In a situation like this your dentist will often require a root canal to restore it. Symptoms of a tooth… Read more »

Use a Mouthwash That Suits Your Needs

Therapeutic and cosmetic are the two main types of mouthwashes. While cosmetic mouthwashes can temporarily reduce bad breath, they do not attack the cause of bad breath or reduce the bacteria that causes bad breath, plaque, gum disease, or tooth decay. Therapeutic mouthwashes reduce plaque, gingivitis, tooth decay, and bad breath. Mouthwashes are not meant… Read more »

The Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments for Dry Mouth

If you are one who is constantly reaching for water because of your dry, cottony mouth, you have dry mouth, and we’re here to help you. What is dry mouth? Dry mouth is a condition that is also called xerostomia. This condition can be considered as a symptom of a medical disorder or a side… Read more »

Dental Implants as Part of your Oral Hygiene Routine

Dental implants might replace a tooth, anchoring a bridge or providing a secure hold for your dentures. Regardless of what type of implant you have they will still require routine care. Your implants represent a serious investment in returning full function to your mouth and with proper care, they can last for many years to… Read more »

How Calcium Helps Your Teeth

Do you brush your teeth for two minutes at a time twice day? Do you brush religiously every day and visit your dentist once every six months? Are you looking for something else you can do to strengthen you smile? If you are, we recommend making sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D in… Read more »

What to Do if You Have Dental Phobia

Do you put off going to the dentist, including your scheduled dental cleanings? Do you only go to the dentist when you are in extreme tooth pain? You may be suffering from dental phobia! It is normal to feel some anxiety when you have to go to the dental office, but you shouldn’t be terrified…. Read more »

3 Ways Invisalign® Can Help You

If you are thinking about investing in a straight smile, then let us tell you how Invisalign® can help you. Invisalign is a system of smooth aligners that are custom made and fitted for your specific smile. They are made of a clear, plastic material. They simply snap over your teeth and are easily removed… Read more »