Treatment Options for Canker Sores

Canker sores are not only painful and distracting; if left untreated, they can become infected and cause a whole new list of health concerns. If you develop a canker sore, address it immediately using the following suggestions. First, keep the affected area clean. Even if it hurts, continue brushing your teeth and flossing each day…. Read more »

Your Regular Dental Check Up Is Critical for Good Oral Health

Maintaining good oral health requires several important factors. While brushing and flossing are critical first steps for maintaining good oral health, your regular dental checkup is equally important for maintaining it in the long-term, and catching minor problems before they can become something serious. The first part of the dental check up involves a hygienist… Read more »

Do You Have Cold Sores?

Have you ever had blisters on the outside of your mouth that come up when you are stressed? You may have cold sores, or fever blisters, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2). These are contagious blisters, which start out as blisters and then crust over. Before they erupt, you may… Read more »

Save Your Oral Health by Looking for These Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental problem that grows on your teeth, irritates the gums, and deteriorates your underlying bone. If the disease is left untreated, it could result in loose and lost teeth. This is a dental problem our team tries to prevent at all costs, which is why we provide six… Read more »

Your Wisdom Teeth: To Pull or Not to Pull

Your wisdom teeth, or third and final molars emerge typically between the ages of 17-21. Our ancestors had use for them because of their diet, but since our diets have evolved, so has our jaw, which is smaller than theirs were back then. Now we don’t require these back molars to chew our food. As… Read more »

What’s the Scoop on the ADA?

In the United States we are truly fortunate to have such a variety of choices when it comes to shopping for products to take care of our oral health. But sometimes, along with those choices, it can be overwhelming to decide which products actually work and live up to the claims made on the packaging…. Read more »

Oral Care and the Holidays: Getting Your Smile Ready for Christmas

Do you want a healthy, beautiful smile this Christmas so your appearance can shine when you laugh, talk, and smile as well as take holiday pictures? If so, we are happy to help you! There are three things you can do to get your smile ready for Christmas, and those things are: 1. Buy a… Read more »

How to Choose a Proper Mouthwash

Mouthwash is an important tool you need to achieve pristine oral health, but it is often pushed aside. Many people don’t know or understand the importance of mouthwash. That is why our team is here to help you learn to choose a mouthwash that is best for you and your particular needs. There are two… Read more »

Keeping Tartar from Destroying Your Gums

Every time you take a bite of that delicious donut or savory Caesar salad, you enjoy every last bite, chewing it thoroughly before sending it on down to your waiting stomach. But you may still leave behind traces of that meal in between your teeth, and your teeth and gums. It can’t be helped! And… Read more »

Dental Items for Your First-Aid Kit

Injuries, accidents and emergencies can happen to your mouth just like any other part of the body. When this happens, you will want to act fast but also keep calm. Having a few common dental items in your first-aid kit can go a long way toward helping you resolve certain issues or help you manage… Read more »