Prevention Is The Best Intervention

We are passionate about helping our patients achieve optimal oral health. You only get one set of teeth, and we want to do all we can to help them last for many years to come. The best way to do this is with preventative dental care. Preventative dentistry helps patients avoid complications with their oral health, such as decay and gum disease. Building good dental health practices creates a sound foundation to ensure your mouth remains healthy. Read on to learn more about the importance of preventative dental care and how it can affect your oral health.

Are You Nervous About Visiting The Dentist? We Can Help!

Do you need to visit our office for an oral hygiene examination or dental treatment but have been avoiding making an appointment due to nervousness? If so, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is a very real feeling and affects more people than you may realize. One of the biggest problems with not visiting our office due to anxiety is that you are opening yourself up to additional problems with your oral health that may require more time in our office. We want to share how we can help patients who may be struggling with dental anxiety. Read on to learn more.

Dental Implants Q&A

One treatment that we may recommend to patients who have experienced tooth loss is dental implants. Although dental implants have become extremely common over the years, there are many patients who are unfamiliar with and have questions about this treatment. We want to answer some of the most common questions we receive about dental implants. Even if this does not apply to you at this time, we feel it is important to learn about the different treatments we offer, so you are prepared if the need arises. Read on to learn more.

Let’s Celebrate National Flossing Day!

While retailers all across the country are preparing for Black Friday, which is the busiest shopping day of the year, we are getting ready for a little-known holiday, National Flossing Day! National Flossing Day was established in 2000 and is always celebrated the day after Thanksgiving. This special day is dedicated to the importance of flossing your teeth and raising awareness about proper oral hygiene for your teeth and gums.

Do Not Ignore A Cracked Tooth

A common dental emergency that we see in our office is a cracked tooth. When teeth are extremely worn, from persistent grinding for example, they can crack under the constant pressure. During routine hygiene examinations, we check your teeth for imperfections and problems with the enamel. Most of our patients visit us infrequently during the year, so it is important that they regularly check and feel their teeth for imperfections as well. When you check your teeth regularly, you are often able to spot a problem, such as a cracked tooth.

My Teeth Aren’t As White As I’d Like Them To Be…

Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth when you look in a mirror? Teeth can naturally become discolored over time. Discoloration can also occur from smoking and eating and drinking certain dark-colored foods. Thankfully, we offer a simple cosmetic dentistry treatment that can improve the color of your teeth. Patients love the results they achieve with professional teeth whitening. Now is the perfect time to learn about this treatment. Read on to understand why teeth become discolored and how we can help.

Beverages And How They Can Negatively Affect Your Oral Health

You often hear about the importance of drinking enough water during the day. Not only is water important for your overall health, but it is also necessary for your oral health. Water helps prevent dry mouth, a condition where your mouth doesn’t make as much saliva as you need to wash away any harmful bacteria that lingers after eating. We know that some of our patients substitute other beverages for water. We want to remind you that many of your favorite beverages may be causing severe harm to your oral health. These beverages can cause harm to your teeth and mouth:

TMD Warning Signs

Do you regularly experience discomfort in your jaw, and it is affecting your daily life? Or do you wake up with unexplained headaches every day? If so, you may be experiencing temporomandibular joint disorder. Unfortunately, many adults are never properly diagnosed, and their condition and symptoms remain untreated. We never want our patients to live a life of discomfort. We are proud to treat our patients’ TMD symptoms. Continue reading to learn more about this common condition, to see if you or a loved one may be suffering, and to learn more about the importance of receiving treatment.

Stop These 3 Habits Now And Save Your Teeth

We are always sharing tips on how to care for your teeth properly. One of our passions is helping our patients understand how to care for their oral health. While we are sure that by now you understand the importance of limiting sugar and thoroughly brushing your teeth, you may not be aware of other ways that you are harming your oral health. There are a number of habits that people have that can harm their teeth and mouth and lead to serious complications with their oral health now and in the future. Certain habits that you don’t realize you have can lead to a serious problem or a dental emergency. Read on to learn if you are guilty of one of these habits.