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 »

The Effective Use of Mouthwash

If you find that your coworkers and family member are keeping their distance from you, especially after lunch, you may want to look into using a mouthwash. Sometimes the onions, garlic, and anchovies may reach the room before you walk in, and perhaps your dental regimen needs a little boost. In such cases, a little… Read more »

Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

If your teeth are discolored or dulled, teeth whitening can brighten your smile and make your day and others’ days happier. There are many different treatments available. Generally they fall into two categories: over-the-counter and professional treatments. Over-the-counter treatments are comprised of whitening toothpaste, whitening gel, whitening strips, whitening trays, and whitening mouth rinses. All… Read more »

What is Dental Erosion?

What’s dental erosion? This can occur when bad bacteria creates acid which then eats away at your precious tooth enamel, the hard outermost layer of your teeth that that protects what is inside. Listed below are a few hazards to be aware of in order to help you avoid dental erosion: – Acid can be… Read more »

Breaking Bad Brushing Habits

For the best oral care, you’ll want to brush your teeth twice a day. However, how you brush can be almost as important as brushing consistently. And bad habits can creep up on even the mightiest of dental hygiene heroes. Hard Times: Did you know that brushing too hard can lead to such dental problems… Read more »