All About Wisdom Teeth

The last teeth to erupt in a person’s mouth are the wisdom teeth, or the third molars at the back of the mouth. There are usually 4 of these molars – 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom – and they arrive later in life, usually between ages 17 and 25. For that […]

Good Dental Care Is Very Important As We Age

As we get older, it’s even more important to take good care of our teeth and gums. In fact, a little preventive care can really go a long way! Senior citizens face some unique issues and it becomes more important than ever to brush twice daily, floss once a day and have a dental cleaning […]

Resolve To Take Care of Your Teeth in 2018

If you are like most Americans, you are making a New Year’s resolution – or two or three! – for 2018. Unfortunately, most of us slide pretty quickly on our resolutions. Here’s one resolution that makes sense, is achievable and fairly easy to accomplish: Taking better care of your teeth and gums! Here are our […]

Your Tongue Speaks: What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Did you know that your tongue can give you important clues about your health? Aging, stress, infections and medication issues can all exhibit signs on your tongue. Read on for some changes to pay attention to if they appear on your tongue: Creamy white spots may be a fungal infection called thrush. Other lacy or […]

Grinding Teeth Can Be Helped

If you suffer from a dull, constant headache, or have a sore jaw when you wake up, you may be grinding your teeth. Your loved one may also tell you that they can hear the grinding at night. Many people grind their teeth because of stress and anxiety. But this behavior can also come from […]

Need a Last Minute Present? Give the Gift of Oral Health

Are you stuck on a gift idea for that special someone? Why not give the gift of oral health? Often, the last thing that we would do for ourselves is upgrade our own dental tools for brushing and flossing. That’s exactly why new dental technology makes the perfect gift for the holidays! Here are our […]

How To Handle a Child’s Dental Accident

If there is an active child in your life, you know how easily – and often – accidents can happen. Anywhere and anytime, your child may experience a dental injury like a cracked, chipped or broken tooth, or the loss of a tooth. It’s helpful to know in advance how to handle these dental emergencies. […]

An Oral Exam Can Reveal Warning Signs of Important Health Problems

Do you know that your oral health is connected in a big way to your overall health? As dentists, we can tell a lot about the status of your general health just by examining your mouth. This is because signs and symptoms of many health conditions can appear in the oral cavity. It’s just one […]

Tobacco Use Can Have Serious Impact on Teeth and Oral Health

Smoking is not only bad for your heart and lungs, but is also a major contributor to dental problems. Smoking discolors the teeth and also causes bad breath. This habit can cause cavities and also diminish your sense of taste. But smoking hinders your immune system and is a significant risk factor for gum or […]

Add Tongue Brushing to Your Daily Oral Care

You know that bacteria love to congregate on your teeth, creating acid that can eat away at the tooth’s surface. But did you know that bacteria also lurk on your tongue? The surface of the tongue is uneven, with taste buds and tiny crevices and ridges all over. These are great hiding places for bacteria […]