Does Chewing Gum Really Prevent Cavities?

Chewing gum has been used for centuries by people all over the world. Many people choose to chew gum to freshen their breath after meals. Some use it as a stress reliever during busy meetings. While still others use it as a distraction while they are quitting smoking. Whether you chew gum for its flavor […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal

When a person enters their late teen years, the last teeth to grow in are the third molars. Most people refer to the third molars as wisdom teeth because they are the last to erupt when a person is said to be growing wiser. There is a small percentage of people that will never even […]

Root Canals

Trauma, injury, decay, and infection are all causes of damaged teeth that must be treated before they affect the health of the entire mouth. One of the most common treatments for a damaged tooth is a root canal procedure. If the words “root canal” send a shiver up your spine, it is truly only because […]

Signs You Have A Cracked Tooth

Hearing the term “having a cracked tooth” sounds as though it would be an obvious issue. However, there are many times in which a cracked tooth is overlooked or ignored. It is not uncommon for dental patients to visit the dentist for a regular cleaning and checkup only to learn that they have a cracked […]

Dealing With Bad Breath

Bad breath is an issue that everyone deals with every so often. However, for many Americans, bad breath is something that plagues them day in and day out. If you are aware of your bad breath, or if it has unfortunately been brought to your attention, there are often simple lifestyle changes that can produce […]

What is Plaque?

Plaque is a thick substance that develops throughout the body and causes certain aspects to not function properly. If plaque develops in the arteries, it can prevent sufficient blood from pumping to and from the heart. When dental plaque develops on the teeth, it can cause significant harm to the entire mouth because it leaves […]

Dental Emergencies

Emergencies are stressful, traumatic, often painful, and scary for everyone involved – no matter how old or young you are. Dental emergencies are no exception to any of these characteristic. As with all emergency situations, having prior knowledge for how to handle the situation properly before they actually occur gives you the best chance of […]

Caring For Your Toothbrush

One of the most important tools that you have in your home is probably one of the most overlooked tools. Your toothbrush is a tool that was designed to clean your teeth and gum line; however, if this tool is not clean, it cannot do a very good job keeping your mouth clean. Below are […]

Your Diet and Your Teeth

“You are what you eat.” “Once on the lips forever on the hips.” “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Most people associate managing their weight with these statements – however, if you really look at them you will notice a common thread: eating foods. All eating begins with the mouth, and what you […]

Is Mouthwash Necessary?

There are many things that can benefit your oral health, but if you want to understand the necessary steps to proper oral health you need only know three things: floss daily, brush at least twice a day, and visit your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups. But what about rinsing with mouthwash? If you take […]

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