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Dry Mouth Troubling You?

Dry mouth can be caused by prescription drugs, head/neck radiation and other medical conditions. A decrease in salivary flow can alter your speech, decrease taste sensation and make eating more difficult. It can also lead to an increased risk of cavities, oral infections and tooth sensitivity. The goal of treating dry mouth is to reduce […]

How Does Dental Insurance Work?

The following tips will give you insight on how to navigate your dental insurance policy.  Dental insurance policies are straightforward and specific regarding what procedures are covered and exactly how much you have to pay out of pocket. Preventative: Preventative dental includes cleanings, x-rays and exams. There are two limitations to be aware of on […]

Preparing your child for their first dental visit

A question we are frequently asked is, at what age should I start bringing my child to the dentist? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts.  There are many things you can do to create a fun first […]

Floss like a Boss!

Why do you need to clean between your teeth? Even if you brush twice a day, there are places your toothbrush bristles can’t reach. There are several ways to clean between your teeth and flossing is most common. Information provided by American Dental Association.

Bright White Smile

Many patients desire whiter teeth. There are a few things to keep in mind before deciding if you should whiten your teeth and which whitening products are the best for you. Before beginning a whitening regiment, patients should have an exam to ensure there are no underlying dental conditions. Gum disease, gum recession, dental restorations […]

Top 5 Risky Behaviors

Five common habits that could easily chip, crack or damage your teeth and gums. Chewing ice Opening packages with your teeth Chewing pens and pencils Oral piercings Not using a sports mouthguard information provided by  

Getting the most out of your gum.

Preventing Decay with Xylitol In the days before water fluoridation, decay was a huge and terrible problem. Fluoride has helped to significantly reduce decay, and now it is uncommon to find rampant decay in people under the age of 40. Those of us who are over the age of 40 are still susceptible to decay, […]

Kids and Tooth Decay

The prevalence of cavities in children has decreased with every decade since the 1970s until the mid 1990s. Cavities are the second most common chronic disease in kids behind the common cold. According to the National Institute of Health 42% of kids between the ages of 2 and 11 have a cavity on their baby […]

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes

Many patients ask us if there is a benefit to owning an electric toothbrush. Manual and electric toothbrushes provide the same quality of service, but the electric brush is more efficient in removing plaque. Electric brushes may improve patient’s hygiene where dexterity is a concern or in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. In more expensive models, […]

Keep your teeth strong over the holidays!

The holidays are just around the corner and so are the holiday treats. Foods such as candy, cakes and cookies contain little nutritional value and the types of sugars they contain adhere to teeth more readily.  Bacteria in your mouth consume these sugars and lead to cavities.  Slowly sipping sugary drinks throughout the day gives […]