3 Tips for Improving Your Child’s Dental Habits

As parents, you want your children to be healthy, happy and strong. One crucial component of your child’s quality of life as they grow into adulthood begins with their dental habits. Proper dental care and oral hygiene play a major role in one’s overall health. In addition to regular visits to the dentist, it’s imperative … Continue reading 3 Tips for Improving Your Child’s Dental Habits

Why Flossing Is As Necessary As Your Dentist Says

Why Flossing Is As Necessary As Your Dentist Says

While most people know that flossing is important, many don’t realize just how important it is. As few as 16% of adults floss every day, with 8% reporting that they never floss. Most people fall into the “sometimes to rarely” category. Many only floss weekly or to dislodge visible foodstuffs from between their teeth, and … Continue reading Why Flossing Is As Necessary As Your Dentist Says

4 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile in Between Dentist Visits

Dental hygiene is not something that can be addressed only during your biannual dental cleanings. Maintaining a healthy smile is an everyday endeavor that takes dedication and intentional action. While we can help alleviate problems such as cavities, cracks, and even misalignment, the majority of dental issues can be prevented altogether through proper dental hygiene … Continue reading 4 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile in Between Dentist Visits

Protect your teeth

Back to school means back to sports. Over 5 million teeth are knocked out each year. Mouthguards help prevent chipped, broken and knocked out teeth. A boil-and-bite mouthguard is what you'll typically find in the sporting goods store. They are often too bulky, uncomfortable and difficult to talk with it in. A custom-made mouthguard is … Continue reading Protect your teeth

Why braces?

The number one reason most patients choose to straighten their teeth is appearance. Orthodontic treatment not only improve the appearance of your teeth, it improves tooth alignment and occlusion, decreasing the risk of dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and TMD. Orthodontic treatment is minimally invasive and with new techniques and technologies, there … Continue reading Why braces?

Are dental x-rays safe?

Radiation is all around us. Currently, two main sources of ionizing radiation are from natural background radiation and medical/ dental exposure. Natural background radiation comes from the sun and stars (cosmic radiation), the Earth (terrestrial radiation) and the elements that make up the human body, radioactive isotopes potassium-40 and carbon-14 (internal radiation). Natural background radiation exposure accounts for an average of 3.1 mSv/yr with variations … Continue reading Are dental x-rays safe?

Which toothpaste is right for me?

When choosing which toothpaste to buy, look for a toothpaste with the American Dental Association seal. The FDA requires the manufacturers to meet certain guidelines, but do not test all of the products for compliance. The American Dental Association conducts extensive testing to ensure that the products meet the standards and are effective in their claims. … Continue reading Which toothpaste is right for me?

Teeth Whitening

How does it work? The active whitening ingredient is either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Oxygen molecules from the whitening agent penetrates through the enamel and reacts with the discolored molecules. This breaks the bonds leaving behind a whiter, brighter smile. Is it safe? Yes! Teeth whitening does not effect to tooth's hardness or integrity. … Continue reading Teeth Whitening

Activated charcoal toothpaste….is it safe?

Activated charcoal toothpaste is the latest trendy way to whiten your teeth, prompting some of our patients to ask whether or not it is safe to use. Activated charcoal has been used as a trusted medical treatment for over 2,000 years. The porous nature of activated charcoal helps absorb anything in it's path. It’s been … Continue reading Activated charcoal toothpaste….is it safe?