Women’s Oral Health Quick Facts

General Population If pre-existing gingivitis, females who are menstruating have increased inflammation and crevicular fluid exudate. Women on contraceptives have an exaggerated inflammatory response with HIGH dose contraceptives. Additionally, long term use may affect attachment levels. Pregnancy The American Dental Association and the American Congress (formerly “College”) of Obstetricians and Gynecologists agree that emergency treatments, […]

5 Surprising Ways You May Be Harming Your Teeth

You are keeping your teeth and gums healthy by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist for semi-annual cleanings and exams. But there may be some things that you are doing that can damage your teeth – and you may not even realize it. Drinking too much alcohol and caffeine. Both of […]

Enjoy 5 Fruits and Vegetables a Day for Dental Health

We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables every day can lower our risk of certain diseases and aid in weight control. But did you know that more fruits and veggies can help with dental health too? September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters month and the perfect time to focus on incorporating […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]