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 »

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 »

Can Gum Disease Lead to Tooth Decay?

What have you heard about gum disease? You may have heard that gum disease could lead to sensitive teeth, bad breath, and even pain in your gums. But did you know that it could also cause missing teeth? You see, if bacteria builds up on your teeth, it can irritate your gum line. If this happens, pockets of bacteria can... read more »

Your Teeth and Enamel Erosion

Did you know that the strongest muscle in your body is actually your tongue? Have you also heard that your mouth also contains the strongest substance in your body? As you may already know, this incredibly hard substance is your enamel--the outer, protective layer of your teeth. But even though enamel is extremely hard, it can still be damaged or... read more »

Dental Myths vs. Dental Facts

Oral care is very important if you're interested in protecting your oral—or overall—health. Unfortunately, there are many dental myths that are widely accepted by the general public, which could lead to complications. To help you avoid some of these issues, our team is happy to reveal the truth behind these rumors. One common myth you may have heard is that... read more »