Oral and Throat Cancer Awareness

April is at our doorsteps, and this is the time of year that the American dental community promotes oral and throat cancer awareness for the public. This is an increasingly important program, because the cure rates for this type of cancer are typically low, killing 8,000 people every year unless it is caught early on. The… Read more »

Spring Cleaning Smile Boosters

Now that spring is getting under way, you might be feeling like hitting the reset button after the heavier days of winter. If you are feeling the spring cleaning bug, don’t forget to refresh your oral habits as well to boost your smile! Replace Your Toothbrush Now is a good time to throw out that old… Read more »

Large Areas of Tooth Decay Might Require Inlays, Onlays or a Crown

Even the most effective and diligent oral hygiene routine can still allow a small cavity to develop on one of your teeth. Most cavities are found during the course of your regular dental checkup. However, if you do notice one in your mouth, or you have a tooth that has recently developed a sensitivity issues… Read more »

Tips to Help You Care for Your New Snore Guard

Your new snore guard is an investment in helping you reduce snoring issues caused by sleep apnea. With proper cleaning and maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your particular snore guard. thus saving you money in the long term. Tongue Stabilizing Devices require rinsing each morning in lukewarm water to remove bacteria and plaque… Read more »

How to Cope With Teething

Did you know that some babies are born with their first tooth? Or that other children won’t get their first tooth until they are over a year old? Generally though, children get their first tooth when they are between four and six months old. Naturally, most parents are excited when a baby’s first tooth peeks… Read more »

Good and Bad Bacteria

As you probably know, there are many bacteria in your mouth. Do you ever wonder how you can remove the bacteria to keep your smile healthy—or even if you should? In fact, did you know that while there are bad bacteria in your mouth, there are also good bacteria? Of course, there are definitely bacteria… Read more »

Understanding the Basics of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common condition that can affect you while you sleep. In many cases, sleep apnea is often ignored or cast aside as a simple case of snoring. As a result, people begin experiencing other life-threatening conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure or heart attack, depression, irritability, and excessive daytime… Read more »

Choose the Best Toothpaste for Your Child

Did you know that you should start taking care of your child’s oral heath even before their first tooth comes in? That includes brushing their teeth. But with all of the toothpaste options available for your child, how do you make the best choice? While adult toothpastes can be made to brighten smiles, fight gum… Read more »

Dangers of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissue and bones that surround and support the teeth. It is caused by germs and bacteria from the plaque in your mouth and on your teeth. The bacteria from the plaque irritate your gums and eventually cause an infection that can lead to… Read more »

The Importance of Flossing Regularly

Many people ignore the importance of flossing and the fact that it is an essential part of cleaning your teeth. However, if you live your life without flossing regularly, you are causing more damage to your oral health than you can possibly imagine. Removing particles between your teeth is important to your oral health. Flossing… Read more »