Maintaining excellent oral health habits, including brushing and flossing your teeth, is the first step to achieving a healthful smile for life. An important thing to note, however, is that standard at-home dental care is only half the battle, and actually hinges on routine checkups and cleanings to keep your grin at its best. In fact, toothaches or pain are... read more »
RESPONSE TO COVID-19
In effort to control the spread of COVID-19 a Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP) system has been installed in the office to reduce the percent of bacteria, viruses and mold in the air and on surfaces. This method has been proven in reduction of microbes in occupied spaces. DHP has been effective against every species of microbe on which it has been tested.
As concerns arise from how we prepare to fight this pandemic together within the community we are making changes within. We are advising patients to call when they arrive and wait in their cars until we are ready for them. This will diminish the number of people sitting in the waiting room and allows us to further disinfect the office adequately to keep everyone safe.
When you develop a toothache, the discomfort itself can be hard to ignore. However, not everyone immediately considers what might be causing their toothache, or why it comes back after they’ve found a way to temporarily relieve it. The truth is that a chronic toothache can indicate one or more of several potential concerns with your tooth or oral health.... read more »
If you have bruxism, or chronic teeth-grinding, then the problem may not be an obvious one at first. You might notice that you grind your teeth sometimes during the day, but fail to realize how often it occurs at night, or at times when you don’t realize it during the day. The problem with bruxism is that, because you don’t... read more »
As your child’s smile develops, the last adult teeth to show up are the molars in the back of the mouth, aka the wisdom teeth. These teeth may erupt on the top and bottom of their mouth on both sides. They typically come in anytime between ages 17 and 21. While it’s always nice to have enough molars to chew... read more »
The loss of a tooth, or several teeth, can often seem cosmetic. After all, the appearance of your smile with one or more natural teeth missing can be the most noticeable aspect of the condition. However, replacing one or more lost teeth is more important than just restoring your smile’s healthy, full, and attractive appearance. Today, we explain why it’s... read more »
Autumn is in full swing, and that means the cold weather is fast approaching (if it isn’t already here)! You may be tempted to hunker down with holiday goodies and snacks, but you do not want to ignore your health or even your dental health. Even if you are busy during this season, you might be overindulging in sweet and... read more »
If you have ever had the problem of being unable to eat certain foods or enunciate certain words or letters, whether you are aware of it or not, you may be experiencing ankyloglossia, also known as “tongue-tie.” This condition can cause difficulty during every-day tasks, making speaking, and even eating difficult at times. But can anything really be done? The... read more »
The good news for most people who haven’t experienced tooth loss is that there’s still a good chance to prevent it from ever occurring. Though it can often seem like losing adult teeth is just a natural part of aging, it isn’t, and more often than not, it results from a problem that could have been prevented or treated before... read more »
In general, modern dental crowns are a common solution for restoring compromised teeth. However, the specific ways in which a dental crown can save your tooth can sometimes be more comprehensive than you might realize. From restoring and repairing a tooth to improving its overall appearance, a modern dental crown can help many patients address their dental concerns with optimal... read more »
If you have ever had a toothache, you already know how much it can hurt. But rather than ignoring the toothache and hoping it will go away on its own, it really should be seen to rule out the need for a root canal to restore a damaged tooth. Most folks associate root canals with pain, but ignoring an infected... read more »