Wisdom Teeth 101

The state of your oral health is reflected by the condition of your teeth and gums. The first to be seen when you flash your pearly whites, they mirror what is going on in your mouth. All your teeth, including the ones in the back which are never seen, are vital for good oral health,… Read more »

Tooth Extractions: How to Prepare

If you want a smooth and trouble-free tooth extraction surgery, it’s best that you do all you can to prepare for it. Preparation will help you know what to expect during the appointment as well as help you organize your time and plans so you aren’t more stressed. If you need help preparing for your… Read more »

Being Fitted for your Dentures

Your teeth and gums actually have a more function in your mouth than simply chewing food. They also provide structure for your facial muscles and have a major influence on the clarity of your speech. Unfortunately, things like gum disease, tooth decay and injuries can sometimes cause multiple teeth to fail. In many of these… Read more »

Why Do I Need Fluoride?

Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in food or water; however, if you don’t get enough of it, your smile could be in danger. Each day, minerals are added to and taken from your smile. But sometimes, more fluoride minerals are taken from your smile than added back to it, so it’s… Read more »

Oral Hygiene: Mouthwash and Tongue Scrapers

You probably know that you should brush and floss every day. But, did you ever know that taking care of your smile at home is at least as important as the care you can receive from your dentist. But do you ever wonder what else you can do to make your at-home oral hygiene as… Read more »

Why Might Your Dentist Recommend Sedation Dentistry?

What do you do when you have a toothache Do you call and schedule an appointment with our dentist or do you choose to avoid the dental chair? Does the high-pitch whir of the drill fill you with dread? If so, sedation dentistry may be the solution you need. But did you know that sedation… Read more »

Which Type Of Mouth Guard Should Athletes Use?

Athletes, especially those who play contact sports, should wear a sports mouth guard in order to protect their teeth, gums, jaw, tongue, lips, and other oral tissues. You are 60 times more likely to receive injury if you do not wear a mouth guard, so it is very important to use one while playing sports…. Read more »

Root Canals: How You Can Avoid Them

Many people worry about going to the dentist—especially if they need a root canal.  Fortunately, root canals have improved in recent years, and are virtually painless now. Still, it is an unpleasant notion. When bacteria are able to grow inside your mouth, you are more likely to need root canal therapy. This can be even… Read more »

Eliminate Your Dental Fears with Laughing Gas

If you are one who is completely terrified of the dental office, there is no need to be afraid us! When you come in for your treatment, we do everything we can to help you feel completely calm and relaxed in the dental chair, and we are happy to do so with nitrous oxide sedation…. Read more »

To Remove, Or Not To Remove: Wisdom Teeth Removal

If you are between 17 and 25 years old, you may want to start thinking about getting your wisdom teeth removed. These teeth come in during the “age of wisdom” and often require removal because the mouth isn’t large enough to hold them. However, some people’s wisdom teeth erupt without problem. Do they still need… Read more »