Teeth have nerves just like other parts of the body. When bacteria cause cavities in teeth they can irritate the nerve of the tooth. This happens when cavities get deep inside the tooth. When cavities are caught early, we can use fillings to restore teeth. By the time cavities get really painful, those affected […]
Most people know crowns as “caps” on teeth. The goal of any tooth restoration is to preserve as much tooth structure as possible. Small cavities can be fixed with fillings. When cavities get too large to be fixed with a filling, a crown becomes a good solution to restore a tooth. Very large fillings […]
National Tooth Fairy Day, August 22nd
Happy National Tooth Fairy Day! Today we celebrate the Tooth Fairy and wiggly baby teeth everywhere. Summer is coming to a close and kids everywhere are getting ready for another year of school. This is a great time to get the family in for dental checkups. Cavities are painful […]
Happy Shark Week everyone! Set your DVR’s for shark greatness! My wife and I enjoy scuba diving. Being underwater away from the rest of the world offers peace and tranquility amongst the sea creatures. We prefer to see footage of the big sharks, however, from the comfort of our couch!
Do you know why […]
It’s June and school is winding down. Happy Oral Health Month! Parents may miss school instruction, but year—round instruction is in your hands! Take the extra time when you are brushing and flossing to invite your children to watch. You may even want to bring the dog into the conversation.
Oral cavities are very common […]
We have all experienced those times when we have a toothache and think…”Do I have a cavity?” You brush twice a day and floss regularly, so a cavity is unlikely. Right? Here is how you can tell if it’s time to give us a call:
The Signs and Symptoms of a Cavity
It’s believed that roughly […]
Good daily oral care which includes brushing and flossing not only improves your breath and reduces plaque but it can also help keep your heart healthy. Recent scientific research shows a real connection between your heart health and oral health.
Over 2,400 people die from cardiovascular disease each day, making it a huge public health […]
With sports being a year round activity, it’s important to protect your teeth while playing contact sports. Mouth guards are a flexible, removable device made of soft plastic, and they are adapted to fit comfortably with the shape of the upper teeth. Mouth guards protect not just the teeth, but the lips, cheeks, and […]
While mouthwash is not an alternative to regular brushing and flossing, it can help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. There are several different types of mouthwashes available, and all of them will help do different things for your smile. The most common types of mouthwashes are:
• Fluoride – fluoride is the […]
Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener found in tree bark, plants, fruits, and vegetables. The human body also produces it in small amounts. It looks and tastes like sugar, so as part of a health regimen, most people require no willpower to use it.
Xylitol is safe (approved by the World Health Organization) because only […]