Month: November 2016

Toothpaste Time: Do You Know The Facts?

Have you ever taken a glance at your tube of toothpaste and realized you never received any type of formal education (or even a casual education) about your paste? Perhaps you have long wondered whether gel or paste is better, if flavor matters, and how much you should really be using for effective dental hygiene…. Read more »

Receding Gums: Why It Happens (And What You Can Do)

When you end up dealing with receding gums, you might not have much of an idea regarding how it happened, if something serious is wrong, or what you need to do going forward. This is one of the main reasons we suggest you come in to our practice twice annually (preferably every six months). We… Read more »

Different Types Of Damage

When you come to see us because your smile is having problems, you are likely aware that a variety of issues may be factoring in. As a result, we may suggest one of a variety of treatments to help you and your oral health. Did you know that sometimes, the trouble is strictly esthetic in… Read more »

Why Is My Mouth Always Sore?

Are you experiencing frequent pain in your mouth and jaw? Do you suffer from frequent headaches and migraines? Have your teeth become more sensitive? If your jaws or mouth is constantly sore, then you may be suffering from TMJ disorder. If left untreated, this disorder can affect the quality of your bite, do damage to… Read more »

How Can I Prevent Plaque and Tartar?

Plaque and tartar can be extremely harmful for your teeth. If left untreated, they can cause cavities, tooth decay and tooth loss, and infection. Plaque, a sticky film made up of the bacteria within your mouth, is impossible to prevent from forming. If left untreated, it can quickly form tartar, which is calcified plaque that… Read more »

Why Should I Schedule Regular Checkups and Cleanings?

Professionals say that you should get your teeth regularly checked and cleaned every six months. But what if you are diligent in your brushing and flossing habits? Isn’t that good enough to skip a few visits? The answer is no. There are many reasons why this line of thinking could be bad for your oral… Read more »

Could I Have A Tooth Infection?

Are you starting to worry that you might have a tooth infection? This is a common question that occurs when a patient experiences strange symptoms or a toothache. While it is entirely possible to recognize the fact that an infection is brewing, it is also quite possible to experience an infection without noticing that a… Read more »

Extractions: 3 Reasons You Might Elect To Have One

When it comes to requiring a dental extraction because something is wrong with your smile, it’s often easy to choose to schedule a visit. No, you don’t necessarily want your tooth removed but protecting your smile is the priority. On the other hand, there are some instances in which you might elect to have your… Read more »

Q&A: What’s This Water Flosser I’ve Heard About?

Has someone you know mentioned using a water flosser instead of dental floss? If so, you may be feeling like there’s been a secret about dental hygiene you wish you’d known all along. Then again, you may be wondering if this news is too good to be true. As a matter of fact, this option… Read more »

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Teeth?

How well do you think you know your own smile development? Are you certain about how many teeth should be in your mouth? Can you tell the difference between a full set of teeth with and without your wisdom teeth in regard to a final tooth count? Are you quite sure when those third molars… Read more »