If Your Tooth Hurts, Do Not Ignore It!

It is easy to ignore certain symptoms and issues when you think they will go away. For instance, coming down with a cold during January is easy to ignore if it is not accompanied by a fever, muscle aches, or severe cough. You simply know that a cold must run its course. However, treating a […]

Helping Children Avoid Gum Disease

While gum disease most often strikes adults, it is not just an adult problem. Does your child complain of soreness when chewing? Are his or her gums red and irritated? Does he or she have a chronic case of bad breath? Do you see blood in the sink when your child brushes or flosses? If […]

Do You Need Extra Fluoride Protection?

If you have had your teeth cleaned recently, our hygienist may have recommended a fluoride treatment.  Parents commonly use fluoride with children as their teeth are erupting and growing, but they don’t commonly consider the benefits in adults. Fluoride is known to help prevent cavities by building up teeth and making them more resistant against […]

Make Dental Visits a Priority

Certain things in life are more important than others. For instance, paying your bills on time is more important than purchasing the new iPhone 8. Of course, somethings are relatively easy to keep as priorities: sleep, eating, and going to work. Yet, sometimes there are things that you know should be priorities, yet you allow […]

Pregnancy Gingivitis

Pregnancy is such an exciting time! Expectant mothers have so much to think about, but oral health is not usually top of mind. However, it is a vital part of a healthy, full-term pregnancy. Hormones escalate rapidly in pregnant women and make them more receptive to gum disease, which can affect the growing baby. When […]

Gum Recession

Any time issues occur within the mouth, it is always important that you speak to your dentist about them. What you may tend to disregard as “not that big of a deal” may actually be a very serious concern. Gum recession is a specific issue that many people tend to overlook because they mistakenly think […]

Is Mouthwash Necessary?

In our previous blog post we noted the simple steps for a good dental routine. Perhaps you noticed that mouthwash was not on the list, yet you have some in your cabinet and you see it advertised frequently. This may make you question whether mouthwash is necessary? Hopefully, you fully understand the importance of flossing […]

How To Develop A Good Dental Routine

Making good decisions requires both effort and commitment in order to see the benefits of those good decisions come to fruition. Taking proper care of your oral health is no exception to this: it requires a daily commitment to make the choice that you will put forth the necessary effort to achieve and maintain a […]

Smoking: A Real Drag On Your Oral Health

Few things are more damaging to your body than smoking. Countless medical studies have proven that tobacco products produce negative effects on your health. Breathing problems such as COPD and lung cancer are direct results of smoking and tobacco usage. However, another area of health that is affected and often overlooked is your oral health. […]

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 […]

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