The Causes of Wisdom Tooth Pain

May 25th, 2017

young woman with wisdom tooth painGenerally speaking, there are two types of wisdom tooth pain: the kind that indicates a problem and the kind that’s just part of growing up.

In case you don’t know, wisdom teeth are an additional set of adult molars that typically start coming in between ages 17 and 21. (more…)

How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

May 10th, 2017

how often to replace your toothbrushWe’ve all heard that the pen is mightier than the sword. You might also say that the toothbrush is mightier than the drill! That’s because if you wield your toothbrush properly, it’s a very powerful weapon against tooth decay & gum disease. (more…)

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Teeth Whitening at the Dentist

April 23rd, 2017

woman undergoing teeth whitening at the dentistThe professional teeth whitening process starts with a consultation with your dentist. Not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening, which is why you want to talk to a dentist before you have it done. If you have large fillings or crowns (caps) on your front teeth, teeth bleaching is not a good idea. (more…)

The Vital Reasons Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

April 8th, 2017

seniors with dental implants experience no bone lossThe goal of modern dentistry is for each & every patient to keep all their teeth for their entire lifetime. As dental health awareness & dental technology have advanced over the last half century, we now see fewer older people who are missing all their teeth (a condition dentists call edentulism). Still, we find that people may loose a tooth or a few & not think much of it. The reality is that a missing tooth is far more than just a gap in your smile: it can have serious oral health & psychological effects down the line. (more…)

Know Your Dental Specialties: Prosthodontist

March 18th, 2017

senior couple with dentures from the prosthodontistLike an orthodontist or a periodontist, a prosthodontist is a type of dentist who has received specialized training in a particular type of dentistry. After completing their education in general dentistry (more…)

How to Choose a Toothbrush

March 4th, 2017

Multicolor Toothbrushes

Humans have been using toothbrushes to remove food from teeth for thousands of years. Early toothbrushes were sticks with frayed ends, & later brushes were made from bone, wood or ivory & animal hairs. (more…)

We Respect Your Busy Schedule

February 19th, 2017

busy businessman dental patient running to appointmentIf we’re honest with ourselves, we know that visiting the dentist is not high on your list of favorite activities. As much as we love dentistry & caring for smiles, we know the general public doesn’t quite share our passion. (more…)

Understanding Tooth Sensitivity

February 5th, 2017

woman with tooth sensitivityMany millions of people suffer from tooth sensitivity at some point in their life, usually in the form of tooth pain in reaction to heat or cold. Tooth sensitivity has many causes, some more easily fixed than others. (more…)

What’s a Periodontist & Why Do I Need One?

January 20th, 2017

woman wondering about going to periodontistYou’re used to going to the dentist & just seeing the doctor, the hygienist & maybe a dental assistant. But now you’ve been told you need to see a periodontist too. Now you’re thinking, “Perio-what?” (more…)