Oral Cancer: Symptoms to Watch For

The uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and damage the surrounding tissues is called cancer. When an individual has oral cancer, a sore or growth that will not go away develops in the mouth. Oral cancer can manifest in the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, and hard palate. This disease is life threatening… Read more »

Spring Clean Your Smile with These Healthy Tips

March is here and spring is on the way, making many of us feel like hitting the reset button after the heavier days of winter. If you are feeling the spring cleaning bug, don’t forget to spring clean refresh your oral habits for a brighter, healthier smile! Dental Exam Spring is the perfect time to… Read more »

What to do if a Crown Falls Out

The materials your crown is made from are designed to be very durable. However, there are a few things such as a fall, blow to the face or chronic gum disease that can loosen the cement holding a crown in place or damage the abutment. If one of your crowns is knocked out, falls out… Read more »

Chewing Gum: Benefits and Risks

Did you know that some gum has earned the ADA’s seal of approval? Does that mean that chewing gum is good for your teeth? Should you add chewing gum to your daily routine? In reality, gum, even with the ADA’s seal of approval, can be good and bad for your teeth. When you eat, acids… Read more »

Protecting Your Toothbrush

Taking care of your teeth by brushing and flossing daily is probably second nature by now. You brush twice a day, floss at least once, and occasionally use an antiseptic mouthwash. All are helpful in keeping tooth decay and gum disease away. So how should you best care for your toothbrush? You can toss the… Read more »

Making Smile-Beautifying Resolutions this Year

If you are one who wishes for a more beautiful and attractive smile, it’s time to make a resolution that will benefit your pearly whites. Some resolutions you can make include: Take advantage of teeth whitening Teeth-whitening treatments can help you brighten your dull, yellow smile. They are simple and effective, and they finally give… Read more »

Preparing for a Dental Cleaning

As you get ready for your upcoming dental cleaning appointment, it’s beneficial to know exactly what is going to happen in the dental chair—that way you’re not nervous or scared. To help you know what to expect at your dental cleaning, you can look forward to the following things: A deep cleaning Our dental team… Read more »

Don’t Slack on Your Oral Health This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here and diets for many have gone out the window. With all the delicious sweets and treats on our tables this Thanksgiving, it’s easy to let your nutrition slide and your cavities increase. That is why it’s extremely vital to remember your daily oral habits and nutrition as you go through this holiday… Read more »

A Crown or a Filling: Which is Better for You?

Do you know about the all of the options you can choose for a decayed, cracked, or broken tooth? While there are many, two that should be considered are fillings and crowns. Naturally, your dentist will make recommendations for you based on your needs, but to help you prepare yourself we’re happy to talk about… Read more »

Getting Acquainted with the Tooth Fairy

Many people do not realize the importance of baby teeth. Not only are these teeth important for eating, appearance, and speech, but primary teeth guide the permanent teeth into their correct positions. This occurs because the permanent teeth develop under the primary teeth. Your child’s first baby tooth will grow in between six and twelve… Read more »