Whitening Toothpaste as Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine

It’s not uncommon for your teeth to dull and stain due to the natural processes of aging, consuming dark food and drinks or tobacco use. This drives many people to explore their tooth whitening options. How deeply your teeth are stained as well as the underlying cause will determining which whitening products or procedures will be called for to whiten... read more »

Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

You probably know that gum disease can cause serious problems, but do you ever wonder what you can do if you have this issue? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do. Sadly. while severe instance of gum disease could require surgical help, most cases won’t. Still, prevention is the preferable option. One essential part of preventing gum disease... read more »

Care for Your Denture With These Cleaning Tips

Just like your natural teeth, your dentures need to be thoroughly cleaned each day. If you clean them on a regular basis, you won’t have issues with denture odors, stains, or smile-threatening bacteria. However, some people aren’t quite sure how to clean their appliance. If you are one of these people, we are happy to help you by recommending that... read more »

Cosmetic Bonding to Repair a Chipped, Cracked or Fractured Tooth

A chip, crack or fracture in one of your teeth can be a serious case for concern. Even if the enamel wasn’t damaged enough to expose the sensitive dentin layer, you will still need to address the area before tooth decay sets in. Appearance could also be a key issue for a tooth that is in your smile. Cosmetic bonding... read more »

Do You Suffer From Sleep Apnea?

Do you know what sleep apnea is? Essentially, the most common type of sleep apnea occurs when your airway is obstructed while you sleep. This obstruction can be caused by your tongue or sagging muscles in your throat.  In fact, a person who suffers from sleep apnea may unknowingly wake up more than 100 times a night. If not addressed,... read more »

Tips and Techniques for Using Invisalign

Invisalign teeth aligners are removable form of braces made from durable clear plastic. They have become a popular alternative for adults that are interested in realigning their teeth. Your dentist will take X-rays and impressions to create a custom pattern for your teeth and also help define your realignment goals. Then Invisalign generates a series of clear plastic aligner trays... read more »

Is Cosmetic Tooth Reshaping Right for You?

As we age there are many things that can affect the visual appeal or function of our teeth. Tooth fractures and cracks caused by contact sports or grinding your teeth can cause minor imperfections in the enamel. These conditions can also lead to minor overlapping, irregularly shaped teeth or tiny chips. Even once the underlying issue is resolved you might... read more »

Tips for Maintaining a Custom-Fitted Mouth Guard

Many athletes find that off-the-shelf mouth guards are uncomfortable. This is even more common for athletes with braces. As a result, they tend to wear them less often or they might not use one at all. The American Dental Association recommends that athletes participating in contact sports are fitted for a custom mouth guard. Your custom-fitted mouth guard represents a... read more »

Go Small With Mini Dental Implants

Do you wish there was a way to stabilize your dentures so you could eat, speak, and smile with confidence? Well there is, and it is call mini dental implants. Also known as MDI, these posts act as an artificial root in your jaw bone, attaching to dentures or crowns in order to keep them sitting firmly in your mouth.... read more »

Why You Should Consider Chewing Gum

Have you ever noticed the ADA seal of approval? It’s fairly common on products like toothpaste, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, and even on a pack of gum? But, do you know why the American Dental Association put their approval on a pack of gum? Is chewing gum good for your teeth or for your oral health? Would your dentist say chewing... read more »