Gum Disease

Gum Disease Research estimates that75% of Americans will develop gum disease at some point in their life. Therefore, there’s a high chance that you or somebody known to you has gum disease. Are you aware that various forms of gum disease exist that might impact your overall health? If left untreated, some types of gum…


Oral Care and Whole Body Health

Oral Care and Whole Body Health  Most people know that oral care is key to keeping our mouths healthy. But it might surprise you to know that your oral health provides clues about your overall health. After all, the mouth is the gateway to the rest of our body, and how we treat our gums…


Cosmetic Dentistry

Caring for your teeth and gums is an everyday habit (or should be) that helps keep your mouth healthy and your breath fresh. But there are some dental issues that require help than just brushing and flossing can provide. For these issues, cosmetic dentistry can be a great solution, and there are many options.  What…


Halitosis: Causes and Treatments

Nobody wants to think they have bad breath, but it happens to just about everyone. There are many causes of bad breath, ranging from certain foods and beverages to smoking to poor oral hygiene. Chronic bad breath is known by the medical name “halitosis.”  What is halitosis? While we all have bad breath at some…


The Pros and Cons of Braces vs. Aligners

Sometimes our teeth don’t come in quite straight, or other medical or dental issues occur that can cause gaps or misalignment. Crooked teeth can impact both your smile and your oral health. Orthodontics can give you a permanent solution, and today there are more options than ever before. We’ll focus on the two most popular—braces…


How to Choose a Dentist

Your dental health is not just about your teeth and gums. Taking care of your mouth can affect your overall health. That’s why it’s important to find a dentist you trust to take the best care of your family’s teeth and gums for years to come. Factors to consider when choosing a dentist Finding the…


Why Oral Cancer Screening Is Important

Each year, about 30,000 people in the US are diagnosed with oral cancer. Although the condition can be serious, early detection is the best weapon in fighting the disease. Screenings can detect early signs of mouth or throat cancers, which can make all the difference in prognosis and outcome. As part of our general dental…


Wisdom Teeth – Do They Need to Come Out?

Wisdom teeth have gotten a bad rap, and it’s true that they can cause problems. But does everyone need to have them removed? What Are Wisdom Teeth? The four permanent molars at the back corners of your mouth, top and bottom, are known as your wisdom teeth. They usually come in sometime between the ages…


Oral Care for Kids

You may be surprised to learn how early you should start your child’s oral care. The American Dental Association recommends that you schedule your child’s first dental visit within 6 months of the first tooth coming in, or no later than their first birthday. Brushing baby teeth Strange as it may seem, even very early…


Do You Really Need to Floss?

The short answer is yes. Flossing is an important part of oral care, from preventing cavities and bad breath to keeping your whole self healthy. The history of flossing Floss was introduced in the United States in the early 1800s and was made of waxed silk thread. Before that, people used various methods to clean…