What You Need To Know About Crossbites

Typically, when a parent brings a young child to the dentist, the last discussion they’re expecting to have is one centered on braces and orthodontic appliances. Yet, even at ages three and four, a talk about braces, sagittal expanders, and…

Kicking The Tobacco Habit Is Good for Your Mouth

While the current percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes is the lowest it’s been in decades, those who continue the habit remain at risk for heart and lung disease. Additionally, while we know smoking is also bad for our oral health,…

What is the Best Way to Whiten My Teeth?

As the saying goes, “you’re never fully dressed without a smile!” However, it’s a lot easier to crack a glowing grin if you feel confident about your teeth. One of the biggest hindrances to this confidence (and one of the easiest things…

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Summertime is almost upon us, and with it come the backyard parties, poolside picnics, and ice-cold drinks around the campfire-all well and good, unless you suffer from tooth sensitivity. If you do, the very thought of drinking or eating anything…

Do You Know the Signs of Sleep Apnea?

It is estimated that over 22 million Americans suffer from some degree of sleep apnea. If that number doesn’t alarm you, the fact that only approximately 20% of them are diagnosed should. That’s right—80% of people with sleep apnea are…

What to do If a Tooth Gets Knocked Out

Getting a tooth knocked out is not fun—but it’s also not uncommon. More than five million teeth are knocked out every year, thanks to injuries or accidents. But here’s the good news: getting a tooth knocked out doesn’t necessarily means…

What to Expect If It’s Been Several Years Since Your Last Dental Visit

Has it been awhile since your last dental visit? Perhaps, even several years? Is the apprehension about what to expect after such a long lapse between visits making you reluctant to schedule one at all? If so, you’re not alone. And first things…

Be Good to Your Heart: Take Care of Your Mouth

February is Heart Health Month—a time of awareness and prevention when it comes to the number one cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. (www.theheartfoundation.org) That’s right, heart disease is responsible for approximately…

Fall in Love with Your Smile

Very few people are fortunate enough to have a naturally straight, white, dazzling smile. Trauma from accidents, aging, genetics, improper dental care as a child, bad habits, and everyday wear can have an effect on the appearance of your teeth.…

Do You Recognize the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

Most people understand how to build a foundation for good health. We know we should be eating a wide variety of nutritious foods, drinking plenty of water, getting quality sleep, and working out. We also know what to avoid—smoking, excessive…