Protect Your Smile with a Mouth Guard

If you or a member of your family is involved in sports or sports-related activities, we at urge you to wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. Every year, at least five million teeth are knocked out. However, individuals who wear mouth guards are 60 times less likely to lose a tooth than those… Read more »

Are Regular Dental Appointments Necessary?

The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist at least once every six months for regular checkups and cleanings. Why every six months? Visiting the dentist regularly helps you regulate your oral health and keep serious oral issues away. At every dental checkup, your dentist will perform two actions: evaluate your health and clean your… Read more »

Don’t Let Cavities Dampen Your Healthy Smile

Your healthy smile depends on the health of your teeth and gums. You play a big role in keeping your smile healthy, and there are steps you can take to avoid your biggest smile breaker—cavities. Cavities are the holes in tooth enamel that come from the effects of plaque formation in your mouth. Plaque is… Read more »

All You Need to Know About Dental Fluoride Treatment

If you want a strong and healthy smile, dental fluoride treatment is the best option for you! Fluoride treatments are generally available each time you come into for a dental cleaning. This treatment is simple, easy, and painless, and it can help your teeth fight off tooth decay and gum disease. To help you know… Read more »

Help for Cold Sores

If you have ever experienced eruptions of blisters on the outside of your mouth when you are going through a stressful event, you may have cold sores or fever blisters. These are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2). They are highly contagious, and starting out as blisters and crusting over. Before you… Read more »

The Stages of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious and dangerous condition that can take over your smile and destroy it if you’re not careful. It is a complex disease that consists of two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and it starts with the plaque growth… Read more »

Mouth Guard Options for Contact Sport Athletes

If you’re an athlete participating in contact sports and other rugged athletic activities, you are aware of the value of using a mouth guard. Unfortunately, many athletes find stock mouth guards and boil and bite units to be uncomfortable and often impede their breathing. This leads some athletes to forgo wearing a retail level mouth… Read more »

Tartar and Gum Disease

What do you feel when you run your tongue along the back of your teeth? Do you feel a sticky, slightly rough coating along the bottom, near the gum line? That is plaque, where bacteria in your mouth react with sugar and starches from food by producing erosive acids that can wear down tooth enamel…. Read more »

Have an Emergency? Here’s What You Do

At , we understand that a dental emergency can be stressful. To help you react calmly if an emergency should strike, we’re happy to discuss how you should respond to unexpected complications. For instance, do you know what you would do if you bit into something hard and your tooth fractured? If this happens, you… Read more »

The Most Common Causes of Chronic Bad Breath

Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, can have a number of different causes. In some cases your bad breath might simply be caused by short term lifestyle choices. Strong foods like onions and garlic or pungent beverages can permeate your mouth and upper throat. In situation like this it can usually just be resolved… Read more »