Exploring Tooth Replacement Options: Making the Right Choice for Your Smile

Exploring Tooth Replacement Options: Making the Right Choice for Your Smile

Losing a tooth can have a significant impact on your oral health, appearance, and self-confidence. However, with the advancements in dentistry, there are several effective solutions available to restore your smile. There are three popular tooth replacement options: dental implants, fixed bridges, and dentures. Let’s explore the pros and cons of each to help youRead more

White vs. Silver Fillings

White vs. Silver Fillings

Since it’s difficult to get through life without a cavity, it’s important to know your treatment options and why most dentists prefer one over the other. Composite resin fillings are commonly called “white” fillings, and amalgam metallic alloy fillings are referred to as “silver.” Composite Resin “White” Fillings There was a time when white compositeRead more

Children's Dental Health Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

Many of my patients are parents or grandparents and often ask about providing the best care for their little one’s oral health. In honor of February being Children’s Dental Health Month, I’ll share the answers to some common questions. How Much Toothpaste Should I use? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a childRead more

Smiling is Good for You

Smiling is Good for You

Phyllis Diller once said, ”A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” Who doesn’t love or want a beautiful smile? There are many benefits of showing your pearly whites! Studies show that a smile on your face can relieve anxiety, strengthen relationships, and even reduce your risk of heart disease. Below are some interestingRead more

Oral Hygiene

Things You Might Not Realize Your Dental Hygienist Is Doing During Your Visit

Visiting us only when you have a problem with your teeth is not enough to remain healthy. That’s why your preventive visits with our dental hygienists are so important! But did you know that your dental hygienist is doing much more than cleaning during your visit? Examining Your Gums:  Our dental hygienist will examine yourRead more

Jaw Pain

TMJ Disorders 

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect your lower jaw to your skull. They allow your mouth to open and close and assist other movements like eating and speaking. TMD refers to disorders of the temporomandibular joint. TMD disorders can restrict jaw movements and cause pain in the jaw joint and the muscles around it. The causeRead more

Dry mouth

Dry Mouth – What You Should Know 

Dry mouth is a condition that occurs when you don’t produce enough saliva. A dry mouth can cause discomfort, pain, and a dry feeling in your mouth. The presence of saliva in our mouths is very important. It’s a necessary part of our digestive system that breaks down our food and keeps our mouths moistRead more

Electric toothbrush

Reasons to Consider an Electric Toothbrush

The American Dental Association (ADA) indicates that both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective at removing plaque that cause decay and other diseases. However, an electric toothbrush offers many benefits in addition to a manual brush. Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush 1) More Effective at Removing Plaque – The electric toothbrush bristles’ rotation and/or vibrationRead more


Water Flossers Vs Flossing

Flossing is essential to your dental health, and it’s recommended by all dentists as the best way to clean in between your teeth. But did you know that regular flossing isn’t the only way to clean in between your teeth? Water flossers are now an alternative to dental floss and can be used to cleanRead more


How and When to Use Mouthwash

Mouthwash is an oral rinse that is used to clean your teeth, gums, and mouth. Different varieties of mouthwash provide different benefits. Some contain specific bacteria-killing ingredients that help prevent plaque buildup on the teeth and excess bacteria in the mouth. Some mouthwashes simply freshen breath, while others provide anti-cavity benefits from ingredients such asRead more