Getting back to the Basics of Dental Hygiene

Get the most out of your at-home routine by getting back to the basics of dental hygiene.  Routines are part of our daily lives and it is easy to let your mind’s autopilot take over. However, when it comes to your smile, relying on muscle memory could be hindering your oral care. Follow these helpful […]

Are Veneers Right for You?

Veneers can be a simple, non-invasive way to change your smile’s shape and look while preserving valuable tooth structure.  If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to improve the shape of your smile, veneers might be the choice for you. Veneers are thin shells of either porcelain or composite resin placed over the front of […]

Heart Health and the Dental Connection

February is American Heart Month! What does heart health have to do with oral health? Evidence suggests… a lot! Science has found two very distinct links between a person’s oral health and heart health. Signs of heart disease may be noticeable in a person’s gum tissue, and someone with gum disease has a higher risk […]

Keeping Mom and Baby Healthy and Happy During Pregnancy

Caring for your mouth while you’re pregnant is one of the most important things you can do to help keep you and your baby healthy. Pregnancy and the promise of the pitter-patter of little feet and long afternoon snuggles with your newborn is an exciting time for any parent-to-be, but it is also a stressful […]

When is it Smart to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Some dentists are rethinking automatically extracting wisdom teeth, but in some cases, keeping your wisdom teeth just isn’t that wise. When you are born, all your baby teeth are developed and waiting below the gum to start popping through when you are about six months old. Wisdom teeth, however, don’t start to develop until you […]

Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes are just one more tool you can use at home to keep your smile healthy between professional cleanings. Except for a few leaps in design over the last 3,000 years, toothbrushes haven’t changed much since ancient Babylonians chewed on the end of a twig until its pulp was soft like a brush. One change that significantly […]

Keeping Your Loved One’s Mouths Healthy as They Age

As our parents age and need more care, don’t forget that their oral health is an essential part of their overall health. There comes a time when we become caregivers to those that raised us. Instead of them shuttling us off to music lessons or karate, we now find ourselves taking them to hair appointments […]

Use Your Dental Benefits Before They Expire!

Dental offices are open again. Here’s why it’s safe (and important) to get back on the schedule and use your dental benefits before they expire. For a few months, dental offices were advised only to see emergencies and cancel what was considered non-essential dentistry. But we’re open again and, with new safety procedure guidelines from […]

Don’t Forget Your Child’s Back-to-School Dental Visit!

In the rush of the last days of summer, it might be tempting to ignore your child’s summer dental exam, but skipping it could mean detention for your child’s mouth. Back-to-school physical? Scheduled. New clothes and shoes? Bought. But don’t forget about your children’s teeth! It may be tempting while you’re squeezing in every last […]

Keep Cool and Get Relief from Tooth Sensitivity

Cold foods can make your sensitive teeth feel like a hot mess. Here are some tips to keep your mouth happy this summer. Whether it’s a tall glass of iced tea or your favorite ice cream cone, everyone has their go-to summer treat to help them cool down. When tooth sensitivity gets in the way […]