We’ve all been caught up in situations so stressful or frustrating they make us grind our teeth. And the occasional gritting, clenching, gnashing, or grinding motion will not harm your mouth or jaw. But chronic bruxism (the medical term for grinding, gnashing, or clenching teeth) can cause permanent damage to your teeth and the structure […]
There is nothing more precious than watching your baby’s gummy smile transform into an irresistible toothy grin. And from the moment you see those pearly whites we know you want them to stay pearly and white forever. But when it comes to oral care at home, is fluoride safe to use on a child’s new […]
When it comes to regular flossing, we’re always looking for loopholes. Although we know flossing is an essential component of a good oral hygiene routine, in practice it can be messy, time-consuming, and sometimes even painful. String floss irritates sensitive gum lines and it is difficult to maneuver into the back corners of our mouths. […]
Gum irritation can happen to the best of us and it usually does – most adults develop gingivitis (gum inflammation) at some point in their lives. But while mild forms of gum disease are treatable and preventable, their manifestations can be harmful and painful if left untreated. Let’s break down the key terms you need […]
Day in and day out, we brush our teeth – while sifting through the mail before bed, while standing in the office bathroom after a tuna fish sandwich lunch, while bumping elbows with a pesky little brother over the shared sink. We brush our teeth and we teach our children how to brush their teeth […]
We know how you feel – nobody wants to hear the dreaded “C” word, especially not from the dentist who is poking around in your mouth with sharp tools. But as frightening as the thought of cancer can be, regular oral cancer screens are vital for detecting any abnormalities in their early stages. Forms of […]
We know you cannot even consider smiling until you have sipped that first cup of coffee in the morning. But did you know that coffee, along with wine, sodas, and brightly pigmented foods like berries and cherries, are leaving stains on your teeth that dim the color over time? And unfortunately, it is not just […]
A dental exam goes beyond keeping your teeth and mouth healthy and clean in the present – a routine check-up can find and identify signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other medical conditions in their early stages, which allows you to receive treatment now that will keep your teeth and mouth healthier and cleaner in the future too.