Your Child and Cavity Prevention

Most parents want to help their child do everything they can to reduce the risk of cavities. You can’t control how their teeth were made and, unfortunately, some kids are more cavity prone than others. You can, however, control three big factors that contribute to their dental health. 1. HYGIENE Brush Start brushing twice daily as…

Sugar and Acids In Our Diet

While many people may know what food and drinks are good for our teeth, there may be some that people don’t realize are bad for our teeth. The main ingredient to look out for is sugar. However, acidic foods and beverages can also cause damage. Bacteria in our mouths thrive on sugars and “eat them,”…

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Snoring occurs when the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, shrinking the airway. The smaller airway increases the speed of required air, causing soft tissues to vibrate, resulting in a snoring sound. At certain levels of severity, the tongue and soft tissues can cause complete blockage of the airway. If this period of blockage lasts longer…

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…

Dental Emergencies

Like most emergencies, dental emergencies happen at unpredictable, inconvenient times. Failure to seek treatment for a dental emergency may increase the risk of permanent damage or more expensive treatment later. Conversely, you can easily treat some situations at home. Here are some examples of dental emergencies and advice on what to do and when to…

Adult Orthodontics

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. Additionally, orthodontics is also not only an option…

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. Let’s explore some common causes of this problem. Food Odors Food trapped in different areas of the mouth causes bad breath. Particles of food can get trapped between teeth…

Tooth Sensitivity

Do you experience tooth sensitivity? Are your teeth sensitive to cold, sweet, or sticky foods? Let’s look at some possible reasons for tooth sensitivity and how to treat it. How do teeth become sensitive? Dentin is the inner portion of your tooth. Microscopic tubules filled with nerve endings make up this inner layer. In healthy…