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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Your Mouth An Owner’s Manual

    Your Mouth: An Owner’s Manual Ok, so your mouth didn’t come with a guidebook. Let this serve as your owner’s manual that we hope you will read for an overview of everything you need to know about how to take care of your teeth. Here’s what you need to know: Lighten Up and Choose Right No, we aren’t talking about your tooth color. We mean how often, hard and with what you are brushing you…Read More

  8. Break These Habits For A Better Smile

    We know unhealthy habits are hard to break and good habits are even harder to make. But, there are some habits that fly under the radar going undetected as good or bad. If you want to have a healthy smile that endures beautifully, here are the top habits that should be heeded to prevent emergency dental care. Chew Wisely Unless you want to be a frequent flier at your dental clinic to repair chips …Read More

  9. Top Health Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Breath

    Top Health Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Breath With recent mask wearing we have all become aware that every breath we take tends to create a less than fresh aroma. “Mask breath” is usually due to common situations like dehydration or your last meal or beverage. For most, eliminating aromatic foods and beverages like onions, garlic, fish, eggs and coffee, and practicing diligent oral…Read More

  10. All About Tongue Scrapers

    All About Tongue Scrapers As a family dentist, our chief concern is to promote optimal oral hygiene. In our dental clinic, we frequently emphasize brushing twice a day and flossing at least once, combined with routine dental cleanings twice yearly for optimal preventive dentistry. But, there is an additional way to enhance your oral health. Introducing: next level clean through tongue scraping. As…Read More