Category: Patient Education

Gum Disease: 3 Things To Remember

When it comes to caring for your smile, you may find yourself feeling like there’s a lot to remember! While it’s true that there are many details you may wish to learn about, keeping your smile in good condition is actually very simple. For instance, to ensure you’re doing your best with your gum health, you… Read more »

FAQs: Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

You know that an essential aspect of promoting excellent oral health is keeping your teeth clean – and your gums clean. But have you ever given much thought to how important it is for you to keep your toothbrush clean? The great news here is that even if cleaning your brush is not something you’ve considered,… Read more »

3 Surprising Habits That Help Your Teeth

We all know some habits that help our teeth. Brush and floss regularly. See your dentist twice a year for preventive care. Wear a mouthguard when you play contact sports. There are other tooth-friendly habits you can cultivate, but you may not know they are important. Just as bad habits take a little time to break, so… Read more »

4 Myths You Hear About Dental Care

You may find yourself feeling quite torn when it comes to dental care. Especially if you are someone who is looking for any rational excuse to avoid a trip to the dentist, you may be experiencing a tug-of-war between what you think is right (scheduling preventive visits with us consistently) or taking advantage of what… Read more »

Your Dentist’s Suggestions of What To Offer Instead of Candy

Even if you want to give the neighborhood kids something healthier than candy this Halloween, it doesn’t have to mean you are the neglected house on the block trying to dole out toothbrushes. There are lots of fun alternatives to traditional Trick-or-Treat loot that can both create smiles on your young guests’ faces, but also… Read more »

Why Re-Contour Your Gum Line?

Are people noticing your teeth when you smile or are they noticing your gums? Your smile isn’t just all teeth. Your gums are part of your smile, too. Large, bulky gums, gums that are too long, or uneven gums can take away from the esthetics of even the straightest, whitest teeth. Have you ever heard… Read more »

The Truth About Fluoride And Its Effect On Teeth

Are you confused about whether or not fluoride is safe for your teeth? Since the safety of fluoride has been questioned there are plenty of reasons to be confused. The truth is that excessive amounts of fluoride consumption by babies or young children during tooth development can cause fluorosis or the mottling of tooth enamel…. Read more »

How Familiar Are You With Dental Sealants?

Are you familiar with dental sealants? Although they have been around since the 1960s not many people are. This is a conundrum because sealants can save your family money, pain, inconvenience, and un-needed trips to the dentist. Why? Because sealants help protect teeth from tooth decay. Imagine being free from cavities. Cavities can cause havoc… Read more »

Does Your Jaw Need Botox?

Are you suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder?) It can cause a myriad of symptoms including headache, neck ache, shoulder pain, jaw pain, painful chewing, and more. If you’re tired of waking up with a headache, having a stiff or painful jaw, or dealing with a pain in the neck–literally–you may want to visit your… Read more »

Early Intervention Is Key

Keeping your teeth healthy and strong is important for your future dental health. Strong healthy teeth can save you trips to the dentist, dental mishaps, and costly repairs, and allow you to keep your natural teeth for a lifetime rather than have to invest your sweat, blood, and tears in dentures or implants. You know… Read more »