Natural Sources of Fluoride

Dentists talk a lot about fluoride, and for good reason! Fluoride is a mineral that has been shown to strengthen teeth, prevent cavities and reduce sensitivity. Fluoride is added into many city water supplies for this very reason. It’s also added to toothpastes, mouthwashes and floss. But did you know that fluoride also naturally occurs […]

Dental Health on Road Trips

Whatever is on the summer agenda, from camping to swimming at the beach, traveling with friends and exploring new places, it’s important to keep your dental health in mind. Here’s what you should know about taking care of your dental health on road trips so you are prepared when you hit the road. Toothbrushes for […]

What Happens if You Don’t Fill a Cavity?

You may have wondered if your teeth can repair themselves like your bones do. After all, aren’t teeth and bones the same thing? Actually, while teeth and bones do have similarities, they are also very different, too. Let’s talk about the difference between teeth and bones and what happens if you don’t fill a cavity. […]

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity can happen suddenly or it may set in slowly. Either way, it can be a very uncomfortable sensation. What causes sensitive teeth? Many things can lead to increased sensitivity. The good news is, there are some simple things you can do that may help provide relief. Let’s talk about what may be causing […]

5 Questions You Should Ask a New Dentist

Seeing a new dentist for the first time can make anyone feel nervous. It’s important to consider beforehand what questions you might want to ask in order to help you learn as much information as possible so that you can decide whether they are the best fit for you or your family. Here are 5 […]

When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?

Whether your baby’s first teeth are just now erupting, or your child is noticing their first baby tooth becoming loose, you’re probably wondering, “When should I take my child to the dentist?” It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) that a child visit the dentist by 1 year of age or […]

How to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

Are you often craving cookies, pastries, soda or chocolate for the sweet flavor and quick energy boost? A craving for sugar has earned the nickname of a “sweet tooth,” but there’s nothing sweet about how sugar affects your teeth. So, how to satisfy a sweet tooth without sacrificing your oral health? Why is Sugar Bad […]

A New Year and a New You

Another year has rolled around again, the calendars are changing, the days are getting longer and brighter, and you’re ready for a change as well. You’re probably itching to meet those New Year’s resolutions you’ve carefully thought out. So much is on the horizon, welcome to a new year and a new you! Exciting Days, […]

Why Wear a Mouthguard?

If you or your child plays contact sports you’re probably curious to know more about mouthguards and why you should wear a mouthguard. Mouthguards, also known as mouth protectors, are thin soft pieces of plastic that fit over the teeth to protect and cushion your teeth and jaw from possible force or trauma during activities […]

Why Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

Sensitive teeth can be frustrating and enigmatic. What could cause this phenomenon, and is there a way to avoid it? If you have sensitive teeth, addressing one of these causes may help you to manage your tooth sensitivity. Brushing Too Hard Brushing with harder bristles can wear away at enamel, causing or exacerbating any sensitivity. […]