The best way to find out if your toothbrush is doing what it needs to be doing (and if you’re using it well) is to come see us for your dental checkups two times a year. However, if it’s a while until your next preventive visit and you have some questions and concerns about things you should be paying attention to regarding toothbrush choice, we certainly understand! Try out our dental hygiene quiz and you might find that you have all of the information you need!
When you’re looking into cosmetic treatments that can make a dramatic impact on your smile, you’ll come up against two things: Your happiness regarding the benefits you can expect and then your doubts about whether those advantages are too good to be true! Great news: You can expect a lot from porcelain veneers and you can tell your worries to take a hike. Looking for specifics? Try your hand at our quiz!
It’s summertime, which means that the kids are out of school. If you have children, summer can mean a large number of lazy days without the normal routine that school helped provide. Without that routine, your children can become more susceptible to tooth decay. Summer can also mean pool parties with sugary snacks and drinks, long road trips, tons of physical activities, and other opportunities where your children’s oral health might become compromised. Here are a few tips to protect your kid’s smile over the summer. (more…)
Some people think that cosmetic dentistry is only for the upper-upper-upper class who want to look elegant while eating caviar and escargot at one of their yacht parties. That’s absolutely not the case. Cosmetic dentistry is an affordable service that anyone can take advantage of. It’s also not just solely for vanity’s sake. Cosmetic dentistry can significantly improve your smile’s appearance, yes, but it can also greatly improve your oral health as well. Here are a few cosmetic dentistry options to consider. (more…)
If you’ve recently had a baby, have a baby on the way, or are planning on having one there is some information you need to know about their dental health. Ensuring that they have good oral health as a baby will do wonders for their oral health as adults. What all do you need to know about baby teeth? Are there steps you can take to protect their oral health? Here is what you need to know about a baby’s teeth. (more…)
Tooth decay is a serious and widespread issue, one that impacts patients of all ages, from toddlers to seniors. But what can be done to prevent tooth decay? With better oral hygiene and regular visits with the dentist, you can help safeguard your smile against cavities.
When your jaw joints undergo excessive strain, a serious oral health issue can develop: TMJ disorder. Also known as TMD, this can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms, such as a persistent headache. How do you treat jaw strain? What other warning signs should you watch for?
Did you know that there are things you might be doing to make your bruxism disorder worse? Before you feel too guilty, recognize that it’s often easy to overlook factors that can intensify your grinding or clenching. The good thing is that once you know how to better protect yourself from hazardous habits, the easier it is to promote your oral health. While seeking treatment is always advised, we suggest you take some time to consider habits that might need changing.
Are you an adult who has been thinking about coming in for orthodontic care but you just don’t know if it’s right for you? Have you been feeling like you must be obsessed with your appearance if you’re feeling so intent on braces but you have a sneaking suspicion that there really are some additional benefits to this type of care? Do yourself a favor: Stop trying to rationalize and instead, learn the facts. You will discover that an aligned smile really can do amazing things for your oral health and your life.
There are many reasons some of our patients cannot do dairy. You may have a milk allergy, you may be lactose intolerant, you may follow a vegan lifestyle … the list goes on. The good news is that while this is a common way to consume your calcium and to protect your teeth, it’s not the only way. Make your way through some tried-and-true tips for a dairy-free daily life, while keeping your oral health in exceptional condition.