Oral Benefits of Water

Our bodies are 60% water. It is essential in maintaining everyday bodily functions. Aside from aiding physical performance, brain function, digestion, and weight loss, water is necessary to maintain good oral health. Let’s look at some of the many ways water can make your mouth happy! Strengthens Teeth Most city water contains fluoride. Fluoride is…

High School Seniors and Oral Health

It’s that time of year again! “Senioritis” fills the high school halls as seniors in high school prepare for the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. High school graduation is right around the corner. While some students will be continuing their education elsewhere, others will be moving into the working world.…

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…

Root Canals Don’t Cause Cancer

Many patients are being mislead by false information in a new documentary, Root Cause. The information portrayed in this documentary is causing much confusion across the country. The American Dental Association (ADA) is working with the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) to counter the long-disproven claims made…

How Dental Insurance Works

Why Doesn’t My Insurance Pay for this? Having dental insurance or a dental benefit plan can make it easier to get the dental care you need. But most dental benefit plans do not cover 100% of all dental procedures. Your dental coverage is not based on what you need or what your dentist recommends. It…

Tooth Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

Did you know that the practice of making New Year’s resolutions began almost 4,000 years ago? Ancient Babylonians, when their new year came around, made a promise to the gods that they would pay all debts and return anything they borrowed. Today, it’s still a very common practice, whether you’re successful at following through or…

Do You Need a Night Guard?

Night Guards and TMJ Have you ever been told you grind your teeth?  Has your dentist recommended a night guard to protect your teeth while you sleep? Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is very common and mostly occurs when you are asleep. Because we are unaware of what we do while we sleep, wearing a night…

Helpful Tips For Halloween Candy

Halloween is right around the corner, and that means there is only one thing on everyone’s mind… CANDY!!! While we love it just as much as our patients do, too much sugar can have detrimental effects on your teeth and smile.  Sugar-filled Halloween candy that fill up trick-or-treat bags are acidic in nature.  Additionally, bacteria…