1. Receding Gums 101

    Recession, as in going away, is not something you want to happen to your gums (or the economy!) Learn the facts about receding gums, oral hygiene tips to prevent gum recession from occurring, and the proper dental care to treat it. Receding Gums Defined When you see receding gums, this is the result of a gradual process wherein the gums surrounding your teeth have pulled back or worn away, causing…Read More

  2. Dental Fillings 101

    So, you suspect you need a filling but aren’t a fan of visiting the family dentist. You needn’t be leery of dental care! Sure, no one loves the sensation of the drill, but armed with the facts, filling types, the pros and cons of each, and the ins and outs procedure, you’ll be motivated to get your teeth back to their healthy state pronto. Why Fillings? Fillings are a type of tooth restorati…Read More

  3. Scary-Looking Mouth Disorders Explained

    There are several uncommon mouth disorders that look like they belong in a horror movie. Your mouth simply shouldn’t look scary. Instead, leave fearful-looking things to Halloween with consistent dental care. Here are a few disorders of the mouth to beware of: Amalgam Tattoo A dark black or blue-gray spot adjacent to a dental filling is referred to as an amalgam tattoo. Like regular tattoos, the…Read More

  4. Are You a Mouth Breather?

    If someone has ever asked you, “Are you trying to catch flies?” in reference to leaving your mouth open, you may be a mouth breather. Of course, it is no one else’s business how you choose to acquire air, but if you are mouth breathing, there is much more to it! Our lives depend on this vital movement of air in and out of our bodies and the nourishing oxygen it provides. With most normal hea…Read More

  5. Beginning Your Dentures Journey

    If you have tooth loss, there are several solutions today, with dentures being one of the most popular tooth replacement methods with multiple variations to meet your unique needs and preferences. So rather than let worry about where to begin hold you back, explore this introduction and get started on the road to a more confident smile. Denture Types Defined Dentures are one of several options for…Read More

  6. Top Causes of Tooth Enamel Damage

    What is Tooth Enamel? Tooth enamel is the thin, protective covering over the softer inside of your teeth. Don’t let the thinness fool you! This tough outer layer is the toughest substance in the human body, with the ability to stay intact through years of chewing and biting. It is clear, permitting light and the dentin beneath to shine through. Types of Tooth Enamel Damage Despite being resilien…Read More

  7. Your Plan for Oral Health Care

    So you’ve been consistent with brushing and think you’re good to go when it comes to oral hygiene? We hate to break it to you, but there are just a few more things you can (and should!) do for optimal dental care. Sorry to use the "should" word, but in this case, it’s truly in your best interest to include these habits and practices to stay healthy for the long run: Step 1: Recognize that yo…Read More

  8. How to Avoid Tartar Buildup

    Upon hearing the word tartar, many people think of that creamy sauce that goes on fish and chips. But in the world of dental care, dental tartar refers to hardened plaque on teeth. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, tartar is something to be avoided, not enjoyed. To learn how to keep tartar buildup from occurring, check out our top preventive dentistry tips to prevent unnecessary dental services…Read More

  9. How to Choose the Best Toothpaste

    Confused about which toothpaste to use for the best oral hygiene? Since we all know that brushing twice daily is an essential form of dental care, let's clear up the confusion. When it comes to family dental health, we know you want to make the best choice for your family. But choose the wrong toothpaste, and your efforts may not be as healthy as you think. With all the other things you have to de…Read More

  10. Top Causes of Sensitive Teeth

    Is your piping hot morning coffee, favorite sweet treat or cool, refreshing water triggering mild or severe pain in your mouth? Don’t worry, these symptoms of sensitive teeth are treatable. Discover what’s behind this discomfort and get on your way to enjoying your favorite foods, beverages – and life again! The Usual Culprits: Cavities, Cracks and Chips Cavities, cracks and chips are three …Read More