When Should Your Child First Visit the Dentist?

Ideally, the best time to start visiting the dentist is when your child’s first baby teeth start to erupt. This first visit is all about familiarization – not actual treatment. It’s OK to bring your child when a sibling or you have an appointment.   Around age two is when the child is able toRead more

Changes at Your Next Dental Visit

As we begin to open our practice after the COVID-19 stay at home orders, I want to inform you and assure you of the additional procedures and precautions we are taking to keep you safe and healthy.   Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)   We will look different than the last time you visited us. WeRead more

Take Care of Your Teeth While Wearing Braces

Whether you wear metal braces, ceramic braces or lingual braces, you need to know how to best care for your teeth during orthodontic treatment. If you take care of your braces properly, it will make them much more comfortable and effective, meaning you’re a step closer to the perfect smile each day! What can youRead more

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A Message From David McGuire, DDS- COVID-19

During this time of concern regarding COVID-19, we want to take a moment to assure you that your health and well-being have always been our chief concern. Exceeding OSHA Requirements We have always exceeded the OSHA requirements. There is never cross-contamination between patients, but additional measures are now in place to put your mind atRead more

Tips for a Child’s Loose Tooth

Since February is National Children’s Oral Health Month, I thought we would focus on the kids for this blog. Losing baby teeth is a normal part of childhood. For kids, it’s an exciting time, especially since many parents keep the legend of the Tooth Fairy alive. Most children start losing their baby teeth around ageRead more

Seeking a Brighter Smile – Information about Teeth Whitening

We often think of teeth as white, but the reality is that nobody has perfectly white teeth.  Teeth naturally darken with age and are susceptible to staining, especially from tobacco, coffee, tea, and wine.  Even some dental treatments such as fillings or root canals can affect the coloring of a tooth. Thus, many people findRead more

Dental Health and Teeth Grinding

Do you ever wake up from a night’s sleep with sore teeth or a sore jaw? You could be grinding your teeth. Grinding your teeth is known as bruxism and may occur on a regular basis. It can cause damage to your teeth and other oral health complications may arise. Why Do People Grind TheirRead more

Dos and Don’ts of Brushing

As we all know that brushing your teeth is a basic fundamental part of your daily routine. But have you ever gone to the dentist, proud of how diligent you have been with your brushing, only to discover you have not been given a perfect bill of health?  And, sure, you may have developed greatRead more

August 22 is National Tooth Fairy Day!

It’s a fun childhood tradition to leave a tooth under the pillow for the Tooth Fairy.  But did you know that it’s also a great opportunity to teach some great oral hygiene habits for life? Here are a few fun ideas from the Tooth Fairy that will encourage good oral health for your kids: CreateRead more

Looking for a Solution to Replace One or More Missing Teeth?

Although everyone isn’t a candidate for dental implants, it’s an excellent choice for most patients who have good general and oral health.  Dental implants are superior to removable dental prosthetics or fixed bridgework. If you’d like to learn more, here’s a quick rundown of the treatment sequence: Step 1 – Place the Implant “Root.” TheRead more