Month: September 2016

We’re Interested In Your Comfort

There are several reasons to avoid your dentist appointments. You may not want to take time off from work. You may not want to fight the traffic. You may not want to incur the expense. You may suffer from dental fear and/or anxiety. You may simply dislike going to the dentist, or you may dread… Read more »

What Do Trees Have To Do With My Oral Health? Part 2

Trees are a wonderful thing. Trees create an ecosystem, providing the habitat and food for birds, squirrels, and forest animals. Trees keep us alive by absorbing carbon dioxide and other potentially harmful gases including carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide, and releasing the oxygen that we need to breathe. And did you know that three trees planted… Read more »

What Do Trees Have To Do With My Oral Health? Part 1

When you think of your teeth and oral health you probably think of a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, and your dentist. Chances are your thoughts do not include trees! Have you ever wondered what people used to maintain their oral health before the invention of toothbrushes and dentists? Trees! Trees played an important part… Read more »

More About Toothbrushes

When you were a child your parents may have bought you medium or hard-bristled toothbrushes. Today you may be wondering why dentists recommend soft-bristle brushes instead. Is it because your teeth and gums are older and more sensitive? That definitely may be one reason, but the recommendation is basically a sweeping recommendation, unless otherwise noted…. Read more »

Crowns, Bonding, Or Veneers?

There are a variety of dental treatments available today to refresh your smile, and deciding on the right one may seem difficult. That’s when the more knowledge you have regarding treatments, the more suitable a treatment you can choose for your oral health needs. If you are looking to make over your smile, you need… Read more »

Your Dentist’s Advice for Toothbrush Maintenance

Your toothbrush’s main purpose is to keep your mouth clean, so it should come as no surprise that keeping your toothbrush clean is paramount to maintaining your good oral health. To help ensure that your toothbrush remains free of bacteria and strong enough to effectively clean your teeth, we offer a few tips on how… Read more »

A Root Canal Therapy Quiz

Root canal therapy is a common, and commonly misunderstood, restorative treatment that, while necessary, is frequently postponed or ignored because of the myths surrounding it. Unfortunately, such hesitation can lead to irreparable damage from extensive tooth infection, and many patients who skip root canal treatment must later have their tooth extracted. To clarify the misconceptions… Read more »

Is There An Easy Way To Make-Over My Smile? Part 2: Dental Contouring

If you are looking in the mirror each morning wondering if there is an easy way to make-over your smile or if you would need to undergo extensive treatment, there are some quick and easy dental treatments these days that can give you an affordable smile make-over.  Of course, if you have missing teeth, or… Read more »

Is There An Easy Way To Make-Over My Smile? Part 1: Dental Bonding

There is a simple answer to this question and that answer is yes. It may seem as if the only ways to improve your smile, besides whitening, are lengthy, expensive, invasive dental procedures. However, that’s not true. If you are unhappy with the blemishes on your smile, or your smile has minor imperfections, there are… Read more »

A Telltale Sign Of Bruxing

Women do you find it attractive when you see a man working his jaw muscle? Or perhaps you find it threatening? In most cases, he probably doesn’t even realize he is doing it. However, it can be a sign of anger or stress, or he may be concentrating hard simply trying to make a decision…. Read more »