Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes

When it comes to dental hygiene, there is no shortage of products available to keep your teeth clean and free of cavities and tooth decay. Over the years, there has been some debate on whether or not electric toothbrushes provide better results than a standard manual brush. Electric toothbrushes definitely provide some benefit, but is … Continued

How Safe Is Bleaching Your Teeth?

When visiting our office, many patients often ask us how they can improve their smile beyond the general care of brushing and flossing. The most common and least invasive answer to this question is teeth whitening. Some patients feel wary about bleaching because of its potential effect on enamel after prolonged treatments. Read on to … Continued

Tips for Choosing a Toothbrush for Your Child

Often, our patients will inquire about which toothbrush is optimal for a child’s oral health. With a dizzying array of options on the market today, it can be confusing to know what product is right for your child. We hope these tips will help make selecting the right toothbrush for your child simple and enjoyable. … Continued

Making & Keeping Dental Health Resolutions in 2019

Happy New Year! Many of our clients head into the new year determined to improve their dental health, but this can be a challenging task if you don’t have a plan in place. Set yourself up for success with these ideas.  Realistic Dental Health Resolutions The best dental health resolution that you can make is … Continued

The Importance of Fluoridated Toothpaste

Our patients often wonder about the role fluoride plays in keeping both childrens’ and adults’ teeth healthy. They question whether it is really necessary, or whether trying one of the many non-fluoridated toothpastes now available , often marketed as “natural,” is an option. We hope this overview of the importance of fluoride for both adults … Continued

What You Need to Know About Root Canals

When you hear your dentist say the phrase, “root canal,” it may be difficult to keep calm. But once you understand this procedure better, you’ll see that it’s truly much more routine that it seems and much less painful than your imagination is telling you. Why Do I Need a Root Canal? For starters, your … Continued

Teeth Grinding and Oral Health

Are you one of the many Americans who experience regular teeth grinding, or bruxism, while sleeping? If so, you may be noticing a negative impact on your oral health. Here’s what you can do to address the issue. Teeth Grinding: Causes and Impact Conventional wisdom has it that teeth grinding is a matter of stress, … Continued

Wisdom Teeth: What Are They, and What Are Your Options for Care?

Whether you are the parent of a young adult or an adult facing tough decisions about how to handle wisdom teeth, the process can be confusing and overwhelming. Read on for some information and support as you navigate how to best handle wisdom teeth. What Are Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are actually a third set … Continued

Lasers for Cavity Detection: What You Need to Know

The average American’s tooth enamel is in better shape than ever. This means fewer cavities than ever, too. But strong enamel can make cavities in their beginning stages more difficult to detect. That may sound counterintuitive, but in fact, “the harder enamel is, the more difficult it is for dentists to detect small hidden cavities … Continued

How Often Should You Be Getting Dental X-Rays?

The question of how frequently you should be getting dental x-rays is one that cannot be answered simply. There are many factors that impact how often you will need x-rays, including your age and your dental health. Though many patients dread the cost associated with dental x-rays, they are the most effective tool dentists have … Continued