Playing Contact Sports? Why You Need a Mouth Guard

If you or a loved one participates in sports, good for you! Not only is it great exercise, but teaches patience, self-control, and team building. What’s not great is that it can damage your mouth and teeth if they’re not protected. Today’s blog talks about the importance of mouth guards. What is a Mouth Guard?… Read more »

Are Root Canals Painful?

What comes to mind when you hear the words “root canal?” Do you think they’re pain-inducing? That’s a common answer that we get. To correct some of the falsehoods surrounding root canal procedures, read this post. If you have any more questions, please be sure to call our office and we’ll be happy to help… Read more »

Helpful Info About Toothaches

A toothache is a term for any pain felt within or in the area around a tooth. There are many reasons why you might have a toothache, and none of them should be ignored. A toothache often means that the nerve endings in your mouth have been damaged in some way. The nerves in your… Read more »

Denture Adhesive Can Help Bond a Removable Denture in Place

Removable dental appliances like a partial or complete denture created by Dr. Steven J. Brazis and his team are designed to closely match the structure of your underlying gums. This helps provide a strong, comfortable, and natural fit. At the same time many people with a denture appreciate a small amount of denture adhesive to… Read more »

A Tooth Lost to a Severe Cavity Might Need to Be Replaced by a Dental Bridge

The natural bacteria living in your mouth are tenacious. Any inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene practices can leave sugar residue, and food matter in your mouth, allowing them to thrive. As the general bacterial load in your mouth increases chronic plaque acids can start to weaken your tooth enamel. If you notice a cavity… Read more »

Whitening Toothpastes Often Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Remove Minor Stains from Teeth

The internal structures of your teeth are protected by a durable layer of tooth enamel. This biologically generated mineral substance is known to have microscopic pores and textures in its crystalline structure. When you drink dark beverages like coffee, and tea, or you use tobacco products, it possible for a minute dark residue to adhere… Read more »

Dental Bonding: What Is It?

Have you heard of dental bonding? This dental treatment is a way to repair tooth enamel damage by using tooth-colored composite resin applied with adhesives and then hardened or “cured” with a special light. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental fix that can be used to help your smile in the following ways: – If… Read more »

Cavities and Dental Fillings

You’ve heard of cavities, and know you need to prevent them. But what are they, exactly, and how do you fix one when they happen? Enamel erosion can create a hole in the enamel layer of your tooth; this is called a cavity.  Cavities are extremely harmful to your teeth, but unfortunately, they often go… Read more »

Oral Emergencies Can Happen At Any Time

Oral accidents and emergencies are common, but they can also be quite serious. They cause severe problems for your oral health, not to mention the implications to your overall health. Should a problem arise, preparation and education about accidents could be the difference in saving your smile.   Oral emergencies can occur eating crunchy foods… Read more »

Using a Water Flosser

Cleaning between your teeth is extremely important. No matter how well and often you brush, and no matter what kind of mouthwash you use, it is vital that also you clean between your teeth. Plaque, tartar, food debris and acids can build up in those spaces, and they can eventually cause gum disease, tooth decay,… Read more »