Oral Care For Kids of All Ages

As an adult, your oral care routine tends to remain fairly static for a large part of your life. You brush and floss. Perhaps, you rinse. Unless you need prosthetics, that’s about all you’ll ever do. However, what about your kids?  What sort of oral care routine should they follow? Is it the same as…

New Year, New Insurance Plan?

A new year often marks a season for change. This also includes new insurance policies or lack thereof! It is helpful to understand any changes to your insurance plan and with the right information, we can help! We’ll review some possible insurance changes you may have with the start of a new year. New Insurance…

Thanksgiving Dental Tips

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all of our blessings and, of course, indulge in lots of yummy foods! Unfortunately, Thanksgiving feasts can expose your teeth to lots of sugary foods that are damaging to your dental health. Here are a few tips to keep your smile healthy throughout the entire holiday…

Proper Oral Hygiene

Do you have proper oral hygiene?  Are you confused about what exactly that means?  What does proper oral hygiene entail? Fortunately, Adams and Cheek Dentistry is here to help! October is National Dental Hygiene month. To help recognize this important month, we wanted to review the importance of proper oral hygiene. First and foremost, everyone’s…

What Type of Crown Do I Need?

When a tooth needs a crown, there are actually four options in materials: gold, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, and zirconium. Specific conditions usually dictate which material is best for different situations. It is important to discuss your options with your dentist as every case and each decision is personal for each patient. Our team at Adams…

Athletic Mouth Guards and Concussions

Can athletic mouth guards actually prevent concussions? A concussion is a brain injury resulting from trauma to the head. Anyone playing contact sports has the potential to sustain an injury that will result in a concussion. Sometimes these concussions are severe enough to end their sporting career. The number of sports related concussions every year…

Opioids and Pain Managment in Dentistry

With the subject of opioids and opioid abuse in many news headlines these days, patients may have concerns about the prescription practices of dental offices, or more specifically, Adams and Cheek Dentistry. Some patients may be concerned we will recommend certain prescription pain medication following dental procedures. Others may worry we will not prescribe what…

Crooked Teeth and Oral Health

Many people grow concerned over the appearance of crooked teeth. Most people do not realize the ways that misaligned teeth can affect overall oral health. We’ll look at some examples of problems that crooked teeth can cause and explain why orthodontics is not only a cosmetic option. Difficulty chewing When teeth are misaligned or crowded,…