Understanding Your Various Mouth Guard Options

Athletic activities and contact sports like football, hockey and boxing can pose a serious risk to your teeth. In the past many schools and athletic associations saw mouth guards as optional. As awareness has grown more places require athletes to wear mouth guards while participating in contact sports. The most inexpensive option is a stock… Read more »

Dental Implant Can Replace a Lost Tooth

Over the last 20 years dental implants have become a popular and safe way to replace a lost tooth. The procedure itself is usually done on an outpatient basis. During the procedure your oral surgeon creates a narrow channel in the bone. They will then screw a titanium abutment into the channel. Titanium is the… Read more »

Your Gums and Gum Disease

Did you know that disease can lead to fairly serious problems, or why you should keep your gums safe? As you probably know, your gums are important. Beneath your gums is bone that supports your teeth and keep them in place. Your gums, which are actually just a soft layer of skin, protect this supporting… Read more »

5 Things That Make Quitting Smoking Easier

If you have decided to quit smoking, congratulations! We’re so excited for you! To help you succeed in your plans to quit the dangerous and unhealthy habit, we are happy to provide the following five tips: No. 1: Have a plan Choose a date to finally quit smoking. Then, develop a plan that will help… Read more »

Tips for Handling Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is different than dental phobia. People who suffer from dental anxiety often feel increased stress during regular dental checkups as well as during dental procedures. It’s important to keep in mind that dental anxiety is a form of perceived stress. There are varying degrees of dental anxiety and many of them can be… Read more »

What the Color of Your Tongue Means

We all know that some foods can change the color of your tongue—and there’s no problem with that. But, what if your tongue is the wrong color when you haven’t eaten anything? Of course, we recommend visiting a dentist a soon as possible, but we’re happy to list a few things you possible reasons. Generally,… Read more »

Halloween Treats That Harm Teeth

All Halloween candy will contribute to an increased risk for tooth decay. This is because plaque uses candy’s primary ingredient, sugar, to create acids that eats away at teeth. All candy contributes to cavity development, but some candies contribute a little more than others. When shopping for Halloween goodies, here are a few candies you… Read more »

Perfecting Your Smile with Veneers

Do you ever look at Hollywood stars or professional singers and wish you had perfect teeth just as they do? Do you feel self-conscious or nervous about how your teeth look, wishing you had that flawless, dazzling smile you envy? If so, ask your dentist about dental veneers to see if they are the right… Read more »

When You Need X-Rays

X-Rays are a crucial component of dentistry. X-rays help dentists identify health problems before they become serious, keep a record of changes in your smile, and are useful for planning procedures. But X-rays can be even more important in some circumstances than others? If you are interested in learning which patients tend to need more… Read more »

Back to School, Back to the Dentist

If you’re preparing your child for the new school year, you may want to consider taking them into the dentist for a dental cleaning. Dental cleanings can be a great way you can ensure your child’s teeth are clean, healthy and looking their best for the big school year. We’re going to give you a… Read more »