By the time your child is a teenager, they’ve lost all their baby teeth and hopefully have gotten over any fear of the dentist. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to be concerned about your teen’s dental health. Your teenager’s mouth is changing as rapidly as the rest of their body is at … Continue reading Dental Health Tips for Parents of Teens
Everyone wants to have a healthy body and a healthy mouth. When it comes to your diet, a lot of advice focuses on which foods are healthy for your body, and many people assume that the same foods are also good for your teeth. But that’s not always the case. Take a look at some … Continue reading Are Healthy Foods Always Good for Your Teeth?
Is your smile as bright and white as you want it to be? Many of our patients are not happy with the color of their teeth. The good news is that there are many teeth whitening options available. Here are some of them. Over the Counter Strips and Gels One of the easiest and fastest … Continue reading Teeth Whitening Options
When you go to your dental appointment, you might be periodically told that it’s time for dental x-rays. Why are these films important? And when should you have them done? Are they safe? Check out this guide to dental x-rays so you can make an informed decision. Why Are Dental X-rays Important? When your dentist … Continue reading Dental X-rays: Why Are They Important?
Do you struggle with anxiety? While everyone experiences stress from time to time, those with anxiety disorders or phobias deal with these uncomfortable — and sometimes debilitating — feelings on a regular basis. Anxiety can raise your blood pressure and cause various health issues, including dental problems. Read on to find out how anxiety can … Continue reading Is Anxiety Causing You Dental Problems?
If you have had healthy teeth and gums to this point, you might wonder whether it’s really necessary to take time out of your busy schedule twice per year to see the dentist. After all, you brush twice a day and floss every night before bed. Does it really matter if you see your dentist … Continue reading Why Regular Dental Appointments Are So Important
Have you ever had a sore on your inner lip or cheek that was very painful every time your teeth rubbed against it? It’s possible that it was a canker sore. Here’s the lowdown on what canker sores are, how you get them, and what you can do about them. What Is a Canker Sore? … Continue reading What You Should Know About Canker Sores
A habit that many people have and might not even know it is clenching and grinding the teeth, otherwise known as bruxism. Bruxism can lead to enamel erosion, broken teeth, lost fillings, and pain. The tricky thing about it is that many tend to do it in their sleep, which means they might not be … Continue reading Bruxism: Do You Clench and Grind Your Teeth?
As the weather warms up, there are some joys of spring that go along with the sunshine. Chances are good that you are getting outside more, becoming more active, and enjoying the seasonal foods of the spring, but are you thinking about how you can keep a healthy smile this season? Check out these tips … Continue reading Keep a Healthy Smile This Spring
If you have always wished that your smile were straighter, you might think that you lost your chance to have braces after your teenage years. Maybe the thought of having metal braces in your mouth just doesn’t appeal to you, or maybe you’re afraid of the discomfort at this time in your life. The good … Continue reading Braces for Adults: Frequently Asked Questions
It’s not uncommon to have a hard time understanding your dental insurance. Not only is each plan different, but there might be terminology that you don’t know. To top it off, you might not understand why some procedures are covered at one percentage while other are covered at a much higher or lower percentage. While … Continue reading All About Dental Insurance
Root canals are often portrayed as one of the most painful dental procedures, so if your dentist tells you that you need root canal therapy, it’s understandable that you might be worried. But advances in dental techniques and technologies have come a long way, and root canals are no longer a procedure that patients should … Continue reading Root Canal Therapy: What to Expect
Do you smoke? If so, you already know that it’s not good for you. Smoking can lead to lung disease, cancer, heart attacks, and a host of other issues. What you might not know is that smoking also wreaks havoc on your oral health. Check out this list of ways smoking impacts your dental health, … Continue reading Smoking and Your Oral Health
Are you happy with your smile? When you look in the mirror, does your grin make you want to, well, grin? Too many people make it a note to smile with their lips closed or talk with a hand in front of their mouths because they aren’t happy with the way their teeth look. If … Continue reading Improve Your Smile in 2018
Your family dentist is your best resource for most of your dental care. In fact, many people almost never see any dentist other than their family dentist. In some cases, however, you might be occasionally referred to a dental specialist. These specialists have extra education and expertise in one specific niche of dentistry; it’s similar … Continue reading Referred to a Dental Specialist: What You Need to Know
Do you have plans to travel this December? Many people trek across the country or even to other parts of the world to celebrate the holiday season. Something that you probably don’t want to deal with is a dental emergency while traveling. Unfortunately, these things do happen from time to time. Here are some tips … Continue reading How to Handle a Dental Emergency While on Vacation
Whether you’ve moved, your previous dentist has retired, or you haven’t had a dentist in a while and need a new one, searching for a new dentist can be a bit stressful. Starting with a list of what you are looking for in a new dentist can help. Here are some considerations to keep in … Continue reading What to Look for in a New Dentist