How to Look Your Best in Braces

How to Look Your Best in Braces

Getting braces is a huge step and the beginning of monumental change for many children, teens and adults. It’s an exciting time, but it can also feel like a scary time. All of a sudden, your smile looks different! But different doesn’t mean bad. Different can mean...
What is Bruxism?

What is Bruxism?

If you sometimes catch yourself clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth when you’re feeling anxious or lost in concentration, or if you wake up with headaches or discomfort in your jaw, you may be experiencing a condition called bruxism. Bruxism is the excessive...
3 Benefits of a Sports Guard

3 Benefits of a Sports Guard

Have you or your child recently started playing a contact sport? If so, you may be wondering if you should invest in a sports guard or mouth protector. Sports guards fit over your teeth and are made of flexible plastic to help provide cushion and shock absorption....
Building Better Oral Habits

Building Better Oral Habits

It can be difficult to remember to brush after every meal and floss every night, yet the reasons to take good care of our teeth are countless. Poor dental hygiene can lead to many problems that can be costly to treat like cavities, gum disease and discolored teeth. A...
5 Signs Your Gums Need Help

5 Signs Your Gums Need Help

Dental health is important. Many may associate cavities with poor dental health, and although cavities are a common concern, another concern that almost half of adults over 30 will experience is gum disease. The risks increase from there, with older adults reaching as...
How to Prevent Dry Mouth

How to Prevent Dry Mouth

Although dry mouth is something we often associate as a minor symptom of anxiety or nervousness, it can be a real problem for oral health. Known as Xerostemia, dry mouth can affect tooth decay, encourage cavities, and be uncomfortable. So how can someone who is...
5 Ways Dental X-Rays Help

5 Ways Dental X-Rays Help

Dental x-rays help with a variety of things, allowing a dentist, orthodontist, or other dental professional to get a look inside your mouth they wouldn’t be able to find doing an exam alone. Here are 5 ways dental x-rays help your dentist plan your treatment, and...
Is Fluoride Really Important?

Is Fluoride Really Important?

Although some may ask, “is fluoride really important?” It has proved its worth over the years. Called the biggest advance in dentistry of the 20th century, fluoride is a constant presence in dental care. In toothpastes, therapeutic mouthwashes, and water supply, it...
How Good Brushing Affects Gingivitis

How Good Brushing Affects Gingivitis

The early form of gum disease, gingivitis may sound alarming, but it is preventable, and when present, treatable. Read on to find how good brushing affects gingivitis, and what you can do to prevent or treat early gum disease. Gingivitis is Preventable Gum disease...