Six Months to a Straighter Smile

Believe it or not, you can have a straighter smile within six months. Braces are no longer for just kids or teens anymore, adults can get braces too, but for a shorter period of time. Teeth start to shift as we age and grow old. It bothers us, but most people choose not to do anything about it. When facing …

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Enduring the dentist just got a whole lot easier. It’s no secret that going to the dentist makes most of us anxious and rigid. Some of us, however, are able to conquer the fear and endure the dentist while others submit to the fear and decide to rather endure the tooth pain. Well, there’s no need for that sort of …

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy While Pregnant

How should you be keeping your teeth healthy while pregnant? Women may not lose a tooth for every child they have, but their teeth are at risk during pregnancy. There’s an old Wives’ Tale that says for every child a woman bears, she loses a tooth. Well, that is obviously not true, most women who have had children, still have …

5 Tips For Smoker’s Teeth

Make 2017 the year you turn your smoker’s teeth into a brighter, healthier smile. Most people know that smoking causes a number of diseases found throughout the body. However, there is one area of the body that doesn’t get as much attention as it should and that is the mouth.  When you smoke, your risk of mouth infection is double …

4 Tips to Help Your Sweet Tooth Survive Pinterest this Holiday Season

Picture after tasty picture will slide past your eyes on Pinterest this holiday season. 0 calorie, fat-free, no consequence pictures… or are they? The downside to these images is that each one is a link to an equally mouth-watering recipe. If you’ve been scrolling through Pinterest, pinning new holiday recipes, chances are you’re going to try a few out. I …

The Warning Signs of Gingivitis

What are the warning signs of gingivitis? ‘I never thought it would happen to me…’ The lament of regular normal people that assumed they were taking good enough care of their teeth. There are some things that should not be cared for on a “Good Enough” basis: babies, bathrooms, and teeth… there might be a few more. What is Gingivitis? …

Why do Toddlers Grind their Teeth?

How to stop your toddlers grinding their teeth. You may have noticed that your toddler has begun to grind her teeth.  This is referred to in the medical community as bruxism, and it isn’t uncommon. It’s estimated that anywhere from approximately 1/6 to 1/3 of children will grind their teeth. For parents, this can be an alarming development and will …

Why Do I Have Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth? Having sensitive teeth can be difficult to live with and is often uncomfortable and painful. This is hardly surprising when you consider that the sensitivity is a result of the gums pulling back, which means that there is more direct exposure to the tooth’s nerve center. At that point, anything can more directly affect that nerve, including hot …

Keeping Your Invisible Braces Invisible

Can I Keep My Invisalign Trays From Staining? There are lots of good reasons to straighten teeth with Invisalign, but one of the most alluring reasons to use invisible braces is, well, their invisibility.  It is no secret that the mouth can be a dirty place, and when you wear your trays for 22 hours a day they seem destined …

When is Flossing a bad idea?

Has the Waterpik made Flossing a Thing of the Past? Do you ever accidentally yank your dental floss through your teeth and hurt your gums?  Does your mouth bleed when you floss?  And do you find it difficult to maneuver your hands and fingers in your mouth while trying to properly clean the sides of your teeth?  Most people do.  …