2017

  • Don't Have A Potty Mouth

    You probably do the best you can to take care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and even using mouthwash before bed. However, it's also important for you to make sure you do what you can to prevent yourself from accidentally contaminating your mouth with nasty bacteria and germs that can make you sick. Not only is being ill bad for your overall health, but vomiting can be destructive to your teeth because the stomach acids that come into your mouth can eat away at the enamel.
    [Read More]

  • Why Flossing Can Seem So Hard At First

    Getting into the habit of flossing everyday can be tough, but sometimes it's more than a simple matter of willpower. If you've struggled to floss because of pain or because the floss gets stuck between your teeth, you could have a problem that requires a visit to the dentist. Read on to learn more about this and why seeing a dentist can help. Inflamed Gums If flossing hurts, chances are your gums are inflamed.
    [Read More]

  • The Do's And Don'ts Of Teaching Kids To Choose Teeth-Friendly Foods

    Any pediatric dentist will be able to tell you that many factors go into how healthy kids' teeth are. Helping your child establish optimal oral health is a complex process, and it's more of an art than a science. One important part of teaching great dental habits is empowering your children to choose foods that are good for their teeth. Here are some crucial do's and don'ts when you are teaching them to select teeth-friendly foods.
    [Read More]

  • Signs Your Cosmetic Dentistry Is Necessary

    One of the things you may notice on your dental insurance is an area for medically necessary cosmetic procedures. You may be wondering what this refers to and what procedures may fall under this categorization. Knowing this information could mean the difference between not having enough money for the procedure or not being able to have the procedure covered by your insurance at all. Here are some signs that your planned cosmetic dentistry procedure is necessary.
    [Read More]

  • Welcoming a Baby? What Every New Parent Should Know About Dental Health During the First Year of Life

    With a whirlwind of preparations to make before the birth of a new baby, many parents give little thought to what their child's dental health needs will be during infancy. Since their infant's teeth will not be expected to erupt for several months, many may believe that they can safely put off the question of oral health until that time. But even a child who does not yet have visible teeth can benefit from basic dental-care routines beginning at birth.
    [Read More]

  • 2 Prosthodontic Treatment Options For A First Premolar With A Frontal Chip

    The first premolar tooth starts the grinding down of food that finishes with the rear molars so you can swallow safe, small pieces of food. A first premolar with a chip on the front or outward face of the tooth can cause you difficulties in chewing and grinding while causing discomfort and cosmetic concerns. There are a few different prosthodontic or cosmetic dentistry techniques that can correct a first premolar with frontal chipping.
    [Read More]