What a Full Oral Hygiene Routine Should Look Like

Most of us know that we should brush twice day, and we all know the benefits of dental floss, yet so few people seem to be able to follow through on a good oral hygiene regimen. The fact is, taking good care about your teeth isn’t just about having a pretty smile; it also can help ward off a host …

Talk to Us if Something Hurts Instead of Trying to Deal with It on Your Own

If your tooth hurts, there are a few things that you can do on your own to alleviate the discomfort. However, these are activities that should help with your pain temporarily, and you should always follow up with an appointment with our office. Trying to deal with a toothache on your own will simply address the symptoms and will not …

Symptoms You Have an Urgent Dental Problem

Most of us experience occasional tooth pain: a twinge here, a little bit of cold sensitivity there. We make a mental note to schedule an appointment, then we carry on with our day. A nagging pain in your tooth may get your attention, but how can you tell the difference between scheduling a routine dental appointment and a real dental …

When Should You Consider Bite Adjustment?

Your teeth should touch each other in a certain way, and your bite is designed to do just that. When there is even one tooth with a problem that causes a shift in your bite, there can be long-term consequences for your mouth.  There are many reasons that teeth don’t fit as they should including overcrowding, crooked teeth, missing teeth, …

What to Look for in Early Gum Disease Since Pain Isn’t a Symptom

Gum disease is an infection of the soft tissue that keeps your teeth in place. Sometimes the signs of infection are apparent, but at the onset, it can be hard to realize you have the condition. With proper oral care habits at home, like brushing twice daily, flossing, and regular visits to our office, you will likely enjoy healthy gums …

How White Bread Hurts Your Oral Health

In addition to regular checkups with our dentists and brushing and flossing daily, educating yourself about the right (and wrong) foods to eat is a great way to ensure that you have good oral health. While most people know that sugar is bad for your teeth, it promotes bacteria growth which in turn encourages dental decay, did you know that …

How We Use Intraoral Cameras to Improve Your Oral Health

When intraoral cameras were first introduced in the late 1980s, they were big and bulky, but with new technology, they are a lot easier to use for the patient’s benefit. Many dental offices are hesitant to introduce improvements in the form of technology because it can add cost to the treatments they offer. However, we investigate any breakthrough carefully, before …

Can Teeth Break Down From too Over-brushing?

It’s important to brush your teeth on a regular basis so you have healthy teeth and gums. However, brushing your teeth too often (a.k.a. “over-brushing”) is never a good thing. While you may think that you can’t possibly get too much of a good thing, it is possible to do so. When you brush your teeth more than three times …

Can Running Your Toothbrush Through the Dishwasher Help Sanitize It?

There are a lot of ways that people try to save money. Controlling household expense is one of them. Some of the ideas that people try are very good and others defy logic. One thing that dentists recommend is making sure your toothbrush is clean and sanitized. This is especially important when overcoming an illness. The choices a person has …

Reasons to Not Ignore Sensitive Teeth

From time to time, people develop sensitive teeth. They do not always think much about it. The feeling of the sensitive teeth does not last long, so a person assumes that everything is fine. This is not always the case. We do not recommend ever ignoring sensitive teeth. These are three reasons that you should not do it either. These …