Is There a Way to Make Drinking Sports Drinks Safer for Your Teeth?

If you are an athlete, a coach, or the parent of an athlete you understand that vigorous exercise can rob your body of the electrolytes it needs for your muscles and nerves to be in optimal condition. You know that drinking water can keep you from getting dehydrated but doesn’t replace all of the electrolytes you lose through sweating. That …

How Can Yoga Improve Your Oral Health?

Yoga can help your overall physical and mental health in many different ways, but did you know it can actually help your teeth, gums, and mouth? If you’ve never tried yoga before, now is a great time to start. Here are a few ways yoga can help improve your oral health. It Helps You Relax If you’re stressed out, you …

Why Does My Tooth Ache After A Filling?

If you recently got your tooth filled, you are not alone. Over 90% of adult Americans have at least one filling. While many people can get a tooth filled without too much trouble, there are some people who experience pain after a tooth filling. If you are one of those people, you may need more information about why your tooth …

What Happens if a Dental Crack is Left Untreated?

Maybe you saw it in a mirror. Maybe your mom saw it. Maybe it was your aunt. Or (gasp) maybe it was your spouse. Whoever it was, no one is happy when they find out that they have a crack in their tooth. The question is, what do you do if you have a crack in your tooth? And what …

Do You Come in and See Us Every Six Months Like You Should?

We recommend that you come in for regular cleanings and evaluations every six months. These periodic appointments are important for your overall dental health. Find out why you should keep up with your regular dental appointments. Remove Tartar Plaque and tartar are dangerous substances when it comes to your dental health. Over time, a sticky, bacteria-filled film called plaque will …

Have You Ever Heard of Molar Uprighting?

Unless you’ve had a molar that tilted, you may not have heard of molar uprighting. It’s the process used to correct a molar that has tipped either forward or backwards for whatever reason. This process is fairly common, and it’s important to prevent further damage to your teeth and to make certain you can chew correctly. What Causes Molar Tilting? …

When a Toothache is More Than a Toothache

Sometimes, a toothache is more than a toothache. There are times when it may be an abscessed tooth, bruxism, periodontal disease, or some type of trauma. Knowing the difference between these things will help you get the type of treatment you need to feel better. Abscessed Teeth This is a severe infection between your gums and your tooth that’s caused …

What Your Teeth Get Out of You Eating Lots of Green Vegetables

Growing up, your parents likely told you to eat your vegetables if you wanted to grow big and strong. However, they may not have told you just how important green veggies are for your teeth. The truth is that indulging in green vegetables regularly can leave you with a healthy and beautiful smile. Spinach Spinach is high in many important …

Can Wisdom Teeth Hurt Your Mouth Even if They Come In Straight?

Wisdom teeth usually come in when a person is in their late teens or early 20’s. Often they come with problems. These molars are known for coming in crooked, which will cause pain when eating. They also will sometimes not come in all the way, which will cause its own set of problems. What if your wisdom teeth came in …

Do Not Push Into Your Gum Tissues and Saw Back and Forth

Pushing things into your gum tissues or sawing items back and forth across them is bad. Either of these actions can damage your gums. This is especially true of the area between your teeth where cleanliness is vital. Why Sawing Back and Forth With Floss is Bad The proper way to floss your teeth is to pull it up and …