The Tooth Fairy Gets Kids Brushing

The Tooth Fairy comes to mind when a child loses a tooth, but did you know the fairy can also help promote good brushing habits? Some stories say that fairies use the best teeth to build their queen’s castle, while teeth of lower quality are ground up to pave the... Read more »

Dentistry 101: Brushing Basics

We all know that brushing our teeth every day is very important. But when was the last time you analyzed the effectiveness of your tooth brushing skills? Here are some tips to consider as you “brush up” on your brushing habit. Proper Tools: The state of your toothbrush makes a... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Might Be Preferred Over a Dental Implant for Restoring a Missing Tooth

Once a tooth has been lost to severe dental trauma or an untreated cavity, it’s important to have it restored or replaced as soon as possible. Without timely dental restoration the structural void in your mouth could gradually start to affect the alignment of the nearby teeth. In time this... Read more »

Without Professional Treatment Gingivitis Inflammation Could Worsen into Periodontitis

Chronic inconsistencies with your oral hygiene habits can cause hardened tartar to accumulate on the bases of your teeth near the gumline. Also known as calculus this bacterial material can cause your periodontal tissues to become inflamed. The earliest form of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis can cause... Read more »

Oral Health Keys: Toothbrush Care

Are you taking care of your toothbrush? Although we often think of how our toothbrushes care for us, it is important to make sure you're returning the favor. Not only should you make sure your toothbrush remains in peak condition, but you should also make sure it is kept clean... Read more »

Do You Have a Cracked Tooth?

In many cases in which your teeth are damaged, you will probably know it right away. You may feel pain, there may be blood and pieces of your broken tooth. But what about the damage that isn’t so obvious? It is possible that you may have a cracked tooth and... Read more »

Tooth Hazards to Avoid for a Beautiful Smile

Your teeth were created to be strong enough to handle most edible foods, but they are not tough enough to handle everything. Here are some dangerous tooth hazards to avoid so you can maintain your strong and beautiful smile: - Avoid opening food packages or bottles with your mouth. This... Read more »

Dental Sealants Q&A

What are dental sealants? Dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that is placed on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to help shield them from decay. Why should dental sealants be placed? The chewing surfaces of the back teeth have grooves that make them susceptible to cavities. These... Read more »

Your Queries About Dental Bridges Addressed

A dental bridge is a restoration that is made up of two dental crowns with a replacement tooth in between. The replacement tooth is used to fill a gap in an individual’s smile and the dental crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap to support... Read more »

Seek Assistance after a Tongue Injury

A hard fall or a blow to the face during athletics that impacts your chin can cause you to accidentally bite down hard on your tongue. In some of these cases, the damage to the tongue is minor. However, there have been some rare occasions where an individual’s tongue is... Read more »