Snacks for Good Oral Health

Eating in between meals is sometimes a habit, sometimes a necessity. Children especially often need snacks between meals. With so many sugary and unhealthy choices at the grocery store, it’s difficult to always know what snacks are good for you and/or good for your oral health. Let’s look at some healthy snack options that are…

Bad Breath Causes

Bad breath is caused by the buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off odors or gases. Halitosis is another term for bad breath. Food Odors Food trapped in different areas of the mouth causes bad breath. Particles of food can get trapped between teeth or in tonsils. Daily flossing is the best…

Stress and Oral Health

Unfortunately, these days most of us are experiencing stress in our lives.  The degree of stress we experience can vary from day to day or month to month. Stress affects all of us in different ways. However, most people don’t realize the various ways stress can affect our oral health. Let’s take a look at…

Systemic Health and Oral Hygiene

They say the mouth is the window to the body. All sorts of health concerns exhibit symptoms in the mouth: diabetes and celiac disease to name two. If certain diseases can be detected in our mouth, is it also possible to prevent certain illnesses by taking better care of our teeth? Let’s look at some systemic…

Am I a Candidate For Dental Veneers?

Everyone wants that Hollywood smile, however not everyone is lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth. Chips in teeth, irregular shapes, and discoloration of teeth are not uncommon and can make people hide their smiles or feel uncomfortable. Therefore, if your teeth make you self-conscious for any reason, dental veneers may be a solution…

A Guide to Tooth Whitening

Do you feel like your teeth could be whiter? Have you considered exploring your options but unsure if it is safe or right for you? Professional tooth whitening is a safe way to whiten the overall appearance of teeth. Professionally made custom trays help achieve optimal results. How Tooth Whitening Works Tooth whitening is a chemical…

Is Flossing Important?

It’s a recommendation we make at every appointment, “Please be sure to floss daily.”  Or a question we ask, “Are you flossing?” Patients have heard it so many times over the years, we probably sound like broken records. Additionally, it may have patients wondering how important it really is to floss daily. Is there a…

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…