Tobacco: What Happens to Your Teeth?

When you think about the problems that could be caused by smoking or chewing tobacco, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Did you think about what smoking can do to your oral health? If so, you aren’t alone. Your dental health is a concern, but what about your oral health? One of… Read more »

Finding Relief for Dry Mouth

Saliva is necessary to a healthy mouth, as it neutralizes acids produced by bacteria and limits bacterial growth. It also washes away food particles and helps you to swallow your meal. In addition to enhancing your ability to taste, it also helps your digestion. But if you have been experiencing difficulty chewing, talking, or swallowing, along… Read more »

What Is Gum Disease?

What is gum disease, or gum recession? Gum disease happens when gum tissue surrounding the teeth pull back from the tooth, exposing either the tooth or the tooth roots. When this happens, gaps form between the teeth and the gum line, allowing bacteria accumulate. This bacterial film can harden into tartar causing long-term problems including… Read more »

Toothpaste Timeline

There are many things we should be thankful for during this modern age, including our toothpastes. Why should we be so thankful for the toothpastes we use today? Well, check out what people used to use for toothpaste throughout history. —5,000 B.C.: The ancient Egyptians invented some of the first toothpastes, but these were powders… Read more »

How Foods Affect Your Teeth

Two of the most common diseases today can be helped (or hindered) by what you eat. Tooth decay and periodontitis, or gum disease, develop from acid created by oral bacteria destroying the hard tissues of the mouth. Your immune system also plays a part as people with a low immune system are more at risk… Read more »

Regular Dental Checkups for Good Oral Health

The American Dental Associations strongly recommends visiting the dentist twice a year for your regular dental checkup and cleaning. This simple appointment is one of the biggest factors for maintaining good oral health. The first half of your appointment usually consists of a basic clean up. During this cleaning your hygienist will use several different… Read more »

Experiencing Bad Breath Blues? Learn the Causes Here!

Bad breath is something we have all experienced. However, persistent bad breath may be hard to cure if you do not know the causes. There are many things that can cause bad breath. However, the best way to find relief is though your dentist. Your dentist can discover the cause and begin the best form… Read more »

Am I too Young for an Implant?

Of you lose a tooth, what would you do? Fortunately, your dentist can present you with several treatment options, including a bridge, dentures, or an implant. But, did you know that some patients aren’t a good choice for an implant simply because of their age? In fact, at some ages, a dental implant could actually… Read more »

Don’t Forget Your Six Month Dental Cleaning!

Oral care is necessary for proper oral health. By getting your teeth cleaned and checked regularly, you can avoid serious problems that can lead to costly and damaging effects. If you suffer from any broken teeth, tooth sensitivity, swelling or tenderness in your gums, damaged teeth, tooth pain, or chewing pain, you may need immediate… Read more »

Dealing with Discolored Teeth

There are many things that can influence the luster of your smile. In fact, even something as innocent and unstoppable as aging can dull your teeth. Other factors, like some foods, a few beverages, particular medications, and overexposure to fluoride can do the same. Generally, these problems can be overcome by something as simple as… Read more »