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How to Choose a New Dentist

At some point, you may find yourself needing to move due to a job relocation, switching medical offices because of insurance changes or leaving a beloved dentist/doctor because they’ve retired.  The relationship you have with a dentist is important because it’s personal and you could be a client of theirs for years. So… when you are on the hunt for a new dentist, here’s a checklist of questions to ask or research before […]

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:

  1. Brush (in the morning and before bed-time) and brush thoroughly.
  2. Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
  3. 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.
  4. Don’t cover your toothbrush […]

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 […]

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:

  1. If you have a broken, fractured or chipped tooth—a crown is usually your best chance at restoring your tooth […]

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 […]

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 […]

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