A Custom Mouth Guard Might Be Needed for an Athlete with Braces

Protective mouth guards are often required by many schools and athletic associations for individuals participating in rigorous activities and contact sports. However, many of the mouth guards sold in stores fit mouth uncomfortably and some can lead to breathing issues. It’s also worth noting that many of these oral appliances cannot adequately account for the… Read more »

Caring for Your Smile During Cold and Flu Season

Protecting your smile throughout your life includes protecting it each day. Even if you do everything you can to keep your smile safe one month if you neglect it the next, dental damage can occur. In addition, if you find yourself routinely sick, it is important to make sure that you continue to care for… Read more »

Bad Brushing Habits to Break

You’re brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once every day, which is wonderful. You’re on your way to ideal oral hygiene. You might not be aware, however, that there are some common teeth brushing habits that everyone should break if they want to improve their brushing technique. Dr. and our team are more… Read more »

How to Care for a Dental Crown

Have you recently restored your tooth with a dental crown restoration? If so, good for you! Dental crowns are strong, reliable restorations that can help you in a myriad of ways. To help you keep your crown in tip-top shape, our dentist, Dr. , recommends doing the following things: -Brush: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and… Read more »

Protect Your Smile From Tooth Decay and Gum Disease With These Tips

This year, we encourage you to cultivate effective oral health care habits on a daily basis to prevent plaque buildup on your teeth decrease the likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease. Our dentist has provided a list of tips to reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease by improving the health of… Read more »

Is Mouthwash an Effective Replacement for Flossing?

In today’s advanced world, you have several more choices of a mouth rinse than just plain old water. The market offers several types of mouthwashes to rinse away food and bacterial debris. While mouthwash offers many benefits, though, it can’t replace flossing, and our dentists and team explain why. Cosmetic mouthwashes can help if you… Read more »

Common Oral Health Reminders: Tooth Hazard Warning Signs

  Every aspect of your life could potentially damage your oral health. In addition, every aspect of your life can actually improve your oral health. With that in mind and the fact that everything you are doing can influence your teeth and gums, it is always a good idea to remember how products affect your… Read more »

Braces: Do’s and Don’ts for Your Holiday Meal

The holidays are here, and with them come tasty holiday foods. Here are some things you may find on the menu–and whether or not you can eat them while you have braces. Turkey: Roast turkey and other protein-packed dishes are excellent sources of phosphorous. Phosphorous is a nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium, strengthening… Read more »

Things to Consider If You Need Orthodontic Care

Typically, orthodontic treatment is reserved for children and teens; however, adults need orthodontics too, due to dental conditions, overcrowding, or trauma inflicted upon the teeth. Of course, there are things to consider before making a decision, such as age-related considerations, as well as bite correction concerns, vulnerabilities, and psychosocial factors at play. At , we… Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Improve a Smile with Cosmetic Imperfections

Problems with chronic dental stains and other physical imperfections with the teeth in the front of your mouth can be frustrating and hamper your self-confidence. While a dental bleaching treatment can remove dental stains, it cannot address physical imperfections with your teeth. If the original cause of the dental stains isn’t addressed, the dental stains… Read more »