Taking Care of Your Teeth When You Get Sick

Cold and flu season is upon us. You may take all of the necessary precautions and get your flu shot, but you may still pick up a virus or a cold. It’s understandable that when you get sick, you will probably want to stay in bed or on the couch with a good book or your favorite show. But while... read more »

Dealing with Root Caries

Although people are most vulnerable to cavities when they are children and teens, tooth decay can remain a problem throughout your lifetime. Older people should not put off visiting the dentist, since they may have special concerns, and are vulnerable to root caries. As a person ages, receding gums may be a problem, and receding gums are also a symptom... read more »

Addressing an Abscess

Damage to your tooth, whether it is from trauma or disease needs to be addressed by a dentist as soon as possible. Even a small crack in your tooth, which can easily be missed during an exam, or even by an x-ray can allow bacteria to penetrate the tooth and create an infection.  Your dentist can fix this problem with... read more »

Keeping Your Veneers in Top Condition

Now that your dental veneers have been placed, you can begin enjoying all of the benefits of a bright, white, beautiful smile. Veneers are sturdy and stain resistant, but remember that they are not designed to last forever. The good news is that with the proper care, veneers can keep your smile shining for 10-15 years. But in order for... read more »

Shielding Teeth from Harm

You can shield your teeth from injury and decay through simple practices and common sense. Such care includes wearing safety equipment when needed, eating the proper foods, developing positive oral health habits, and quitting all unhealthy habits that intensify your risk for oral ailments. Here’s an example of a mishap: using your teeth as bottle-opener. Your teeth are tough, but... read more »

Why You Might Need a Root Canal

You’ve heard the stories: root canals are “the worst,” driven upon us by harsh dentists who just want to make us unhappy. This is, to say the least, a gross misunderstanding. In reality, root canals are a process designed to rescue teeth from imminent danger. But why would you need it, exactly? It is likely that the answer is tooth... read more »

Envelope Your Enamel with the Power of Fluoride

Did you know that fluoride is an extremely beneficial mineral in most teeth cleaning products designed to improve your smile? Envelope your enamel with the power of fluoride. Here are a few tips about fluoride: - Fluoride is put in many types of oral health care supplements, toothpastes, and mouthwashes. - Due to fluoride’s skill to protect the tooth enamel... read more »

Save Your Smile This Summer with Dental Veneers

Is your smile ready for the festivities that await you this summer? If you want to dazzle your peers, save your smile this summer with dental veneers. Dental veneers are often considered one of the pinnacle achievements of dentistry, as they are highly effective in achieving a smile that nature alone may not ever be able to provide you. Dental... read more »

Are You Getting the Most out of Your Mouthwash?

Are you getting the most out of your mouthwash? Not only are mouthwashes designed to freshen your breath, but they can clean your teeth, strengthen your tooth enamel, and even brighten your smile. Always choose a mouthwash that can help accomplish the requirements you desire. Listed below are a few categories of mouthwash to consider: - For a clean smile:... read more »