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

tongue health

Tongue Care

It’s Important to include the tongue in our daily dental hygiene routine to achieve oral wellness. Not only does it contain over 10,000 taste buds, but It also plays an essential role in our digestive system. It helps us to speak, eat, taste, and chew. Tongue health can directly affect our oral and overall healthRead more

Oral Health Month

Oral Health Month 

In the United States, the upcoming month of June is Oral Health Month and it serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth. Understanding the importance of oral health is the key to a beautiful, healthy smile. Even better, taking care of your oral health will positively affect your overall healthRead more

oral health

Tips to Boost Your Oral Health

Maintaining healthy teeth requires sticking to good oral hygiene and taking care of your oral health. With these simple steps, you can keep your teeth healthy and strong for a lifetime. Here are some tips that will help you maintain healthy and strong teeth:  Brushing technique –Random or improper brushing will not protect your teeth.Read more

Making fillings last longer

Are There Ways to Make Your Fillings Last Longer? 

When coming into our office, patients are often surprised when we tell them that their fillings need to be replaced. If you had fillings when you were younger, chances are that due to time, use, and habits they may need to be redone one day. The life span of the filling depends on several factorsRead more