Are You Ready for Oral Cancer Awareness Month?

With April around the corner, are you ready for oral cancer awareness month? April is designated oral cancer awareness month, where the dental community unites to create public awareness of oral cancer and pharyngeal cancer. This is an increasingly important program, as the cure rates for this type of cancer are typically low, killing 8,000… Read more »

What Can Mouthwash Do for Your Teeth?

Do you use mouthwash very often? Do you ever wonder if you should, or what the benefits could be? In reality, using mouthwash isn’t strictly necessary, although it isn’t a bad idea. In fact, most mouthwashes will provide you a number of benefits, though different types of mouthwash provide different advantages. If you’re interested in… Read more »

How to Help Your Child Stop Sucking on Their Thumb

The thumbsucking habit is extremely dangerous for your child’s smile. It tends to warp the growth of the mouth as well as make the teeth grow into place in a crooked and misaligned manner. If you want your child to grow into the strong, healthy, and functional smile they deserve, it’s best that you keep… Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity and Your Teeth

If you have tooth sensitivity you may have exposed dentin. What is dentin? It is the layer under the tooth’s enamel with microscopic tubules filled with nerve endings. Your tooth enamel protects the dentin in the crown, and your cementum protects the dentin that reaches beneath the crown to the roots. If you have sensitive… Read more »

A Bridge Restores Teeth Lost in One Area

If you have lost multiple teeth in one area of your mouth, then you understand how it has compromised your ability to chew food and might even influence your speech. Of equal concern, if you don’t restore the structure in that part of your mouth the surrounding teeth will start to move toward the void…. Read more »

A Custom Mouth Guard can Protect your Teeth and Reduce the Risk of Concussion

Concussion awareness and the danger to your mouth brought on by contact sports, has continued to increase in recent years. Blows to the face during contact sports greatly increase the chances of a cracked, fractured or knocked out teeth. Many of these situations can be prevented by wearing a custom mouth guard. A custom fitted… Read more »

Tooth Bleaching Gel for Whitening Teeth at Home

If you want a brighter, whiter smile, there are a lot of different options available to you. The degree of staining and the primary cause will greatly determine what teeth whitening products or procedures are right for you. Tooth bleaching gel is one of the most powerful ways you can whiten your teeth at home…. Read more »

Restore Your Smile With Dentures

If you find yourself in need of a smile restoration, you are not alone. Many people loose teeth over time and need a way to restore their missing teeth. Dentures are perfect for these situations. In case you may not know, dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth. Did you know that facial muscles… Read more »

Gum Disease and Prevention

What is the importance of a good dental cleaning? One of the most important things we do to help patients keep gum disease at bay is removing the hardened plaque (the tartar, or calculus) that builds up in between visits. Even if you do your part by brushing and flossing daily, it is inevitable that… Read more »

Oral Cancer Risk Factors and Symptoms

A positive cancer diagnosis at any age or stage of development is always a serious matter. This is why oral cancer screenings and maintaining an up to date health history are an important part of your regular dental checkup. According to the American Dental Association 1 in 92 adults will develop oral or pharyngeal cancer… Read more »