Don’t Put Aspirin on Your Gums. (Dental Myths Debunked)


How often do we believe what we hear without having all the facts? Are you guilty of believing things you’ve never actually researched? I think we all are…or you might be lying to yourself. Let’s debunk some common dental myths that plague the minds of old and young alike, when it comes to things we’ve “heard” about our mouths: Myth #1-Chewing sugar free gum, after a meal, is an effective replacement for brushing. Truth: NOPE. That being said, if you don’t have access to a brush, sugar free gum does help loosen up bacteria after a meal. Myth #2-It’s [...]

Don’t Put Aspirin on Your Gums. (Dental Myths Debunked)2022-07-11T09:09:00-05:00

Top Ten Toothy Tips


What can you do to ensure your oral health is ideal? Here are the top 10 tips for keeping your gums and mouth happy: Brush (in the morning and before bed-time) and brush thoroughly. Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Replace your toothbrush every 3 or 4 months. Also, consider trying a new toothbrush after you have had a sickness like a cold or strep throat. Don't cover your toothbrush or store it in a closed container. This can encourage growth of bacteria. Eat lots of calcium rich foods like milk, yogurt, and cheese. This helps the bones; yes, [...]

Top Ten Toothy Tips2022-04-27T09:00:48-05:00

Are Bottles & Binkies Bad News?


Like most things, the answer to this question isn't black and white.   Bottles:  It isn’t the bottle, in and of itself, that is the problem!  It’s what is PUT in the bottle(juice versus water or milk) as well as how long a child is left with a bottle to drink.  Using bottles for nutrition is absolutely okay, but once nutrients are consumed, the bottle should be taken away so excessive sucking isn’t a temptation for the little one.  Prolonged use can cause misaligned teeth and jaws. Pacifiers:  Pacifiers are also okay, for a certain amount of time.  The longer [...]

Are Bottles & Binkies Bad News?2022-04-11T17:04:53-05:00

Signs You May Need a Crown


Who can’t appreciate a good, dental meme?  But seriously…how do you know if you need a crown(of the dental variety)?  A dental crown is simply a cap that covers your current tooth.  It can improve the shape, function and look of the tooth in precarious dental situations. Signs that you may need a crown: If you have a broken, fractured or chipped tooth—a crown is usually your best chance at restoring your tooth to its former glory. If you have had too many cavities for a tooth to withstand—the strength of a tooth is compromised if the same tooth [...]

Signs You May Need a Crown2022-04-03T21:08:40-05:00

David’s Incredible Story


A routine dental visit COULD save your life.  Don’t believe it?  Read the story of David, a 26 year old who never imagined that a check-up with the dentist would spare him from death. In the fall of 2018, David was working towards his Master’s Degree, juggling a full time job and planning a wedding with his girlfriend of 4 years. While brushing his teeth one morning, David noticed some strange spots developing on the bottom of his tongue. He dismissed the spots, because they weren’t causing him pain, and he figured they would fade overnight. His routine dental [...]

David’s Incredible Story2022-03-24T15:22:00-05:00

Dental Myths Debunked


Like any health-related topic, there are certain misconceptions about oral health and what is or is not important.  Let’s dissect a few of the most common myths swirling about the mouth: Common Dental Myths “Diet sodas are okay to drink.” In fact, even sugar substitutes can cause major damage to the enamel. “Flossing creates spaces between teeth.”  No need to worry about this one.  Floss will not widen a gap between teeth. “Brushing harder works better.” Brushing too hard can actually damage enamel and that is irreversible. “If you have no oral concerns, you don’t need to schedule an [...]

Dental Myths Debunked2022-02-25T07:47:01-06:00

Good Habits Start Young


In February of 1949, Children’s National Dental Health Day was first created to encourage healthy oral habits for children.  Fast forward 31 years later, to 1981, and February was deemed a month-long celebration to focus on dental health for kids.  One might almost think this was a purposeful move made during a month where a lot of Valentine candy is consumed. Hmm. Educational programs and prevention awareness is the best way to help parents and caregivers navigate oral health with their children.  After all, good habits start young, and getting kids to brush and floss regularly often feels like [...]

Good Habits Start Young2022-02-10T12:52:26-06:00

Rising Covid & Flu Cases


With the ever-changing status of Covid variants and the number of people affected, many of us worry about catching viruses in spaces with high levels of bacteria. Be assured, in our office, we are adhering to all the regulations implemented in the dental industry. Your overall health is our top priority. That being said, if you are able to make it to our office safely, keeping up with your dental care is a crucial part of staying healthy. Sometimes it helps to know exactly what measurements are being taken to ensure a patient’s well-being.  Here are some of the precautions [...]

Rising Covid & Flu Cases2022-01-11T14:48:03-06:00

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, My Dentist Gave to Me


On the first day of Christmas, my dentist gave to me:  One travel tooth cleaning kit for he and she On the second day of Christmas, my dentist gave to me: Two pies and cookies that are sugar free On the third day of Christmas, my dentist gave to me: Three stockings filled with toothbrushes instead of candy On the fourth day of Christmas, my dentist gave to me: Four cups of soda, just kidding, but rather tea On the fifth day of Christmas, my dentist gave to me: Five baskets of whole foods, fruits, and veggies On the [...]

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, My Dentist Gave to Me2021-12-10T08:25:45-06:00

What Are Those Tools, Anyway?


Ever wonder what all those tools are, exactly, as you stare at the dental tray? Wait. That’s going in my mouth? Here’s a more in depth look at those gadgets and their jobs: A sickle probe The fancy name for the metal stick with a curve on the end that most of us associate with the dentist. It helps identify problems like cavities and scrapes away tartar and plaque. A scaler and curettes More long, sharp metal instruments that take care of thicker buildup trapped in tiny pockets between teeth. Suction device Yes, this is the REAL name for [...]

What Are Those Tools, Anyway?2021-12-02T09:34:03-06:00
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