How Do Dental Sealants Work?

At our practice, one component of our dental services for children is applying sealants. Despite your best efforts to make sure that your kids brush their teeth twice every day and floss once, you can’t be watching over them all the time. Tooth decay can develop in those whose dental hygiene is inadequate – and […]

Get Your Child Ready for Sports with Mouth Guards

School is open! You’ve gone back-to-school shopping and your child has new sneakers, a trendy backpack and lots of sharpened pencils. What about sporting equipment? Is your child ready with the right mouth guard? Whether your young athlete enjoys football or hockey, where mouth guards are required, or other sports with incidental contact like soccer, […]

Dental Crowns Wear a Lot of Hats

It’s important to find the cause of a tooth problem and have it fixed right away. A decayed or diseased tooth that goes without treatment can lead to further damage to neighboring teeth, gums and even the underlying bone. At our practice, dental crowns are our “go-to” solution for many common tooth issues. Crowns are […]

Dry Mouth: Do’s and Don’ts

Dry mouth is an uncomfortable condition where the salivary glands in your mouth don’t make enough saliva. The condition is known medically as xerostomia – but the unpleasant symptoms rate far more than a “zero” in discomfort and nuisance. There are many methods that you can try to alleviate dry mouth, but for a long-term […]

Back-to-School Dental Check-Ups Are Important!

Back to school time is a busy one! You’ve gotten new backpacks and sneakers and are stockpiling school supplies, snacks and lunch fixings. What about a back-to-school dental visit? Start your student right with a cleaning and oral exam. Early detection and prevention of tooth and gum problems can help avoid pain, difficulty speaking and […]

FAQs: All About Flossing

One of the more frequent questions that we get at our practice is “Do I really have to floss my teeth?” The quick answer is a resounding “Yes!!” Regular flossing stimulates your gums and removes food particles and damaging plaque where a toothbrush cannot reach, including between your teeth and under the gum line. The next […]

Dental Health: An Important Part of Pregnancy Care

You’re expecting a baby – congratulations! This is a special time for you and your family, especially when it comes to taking care of your health. So take your prenatal vitamins, get plenty of rest, put your feet up often, stay hydrated and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Oh yes, and one more thing – […]

Missing Tooth – Must It Be Replaced?

Sometimes we lose a tooth, whether due to decay, periodontal or gum disease or from trauma such as an injury to the mouth. If the resulting hole is not visible when you smile or speak, you may wonder if you could get by without visiting the dentist to have it replaced. What’s the harm? There […]

Be Smart This Summer With Healthy Summer Treats

It’s summer, and that means lots of sugary treats like Popsicles, ice cream, lemonade and snack bar candy. These sweet foods can really wreak havoc on your child’s teeth. Sugar causes tooth decay if not removed quickly with brushing and flossing. And many summer treats are high-acid which can break down tooth enamel and also […]