What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Ever look at a photo of yourself from only a few years ago and ask yourself, “Huh, were my teeth looked a bit brighter back then?” We definitely do. Coffee and red wine usually get the blame for teeth discoloration, but several other…

How Hormonal Changes Can Affect Women’s Oral Health

Hormones affect every part of our bodies, and our teeth and gums are no exception. Being a woman means having to contend with a unique set of hormonal challenges, and it’s important to note that these challenges extend to oral health as well.…

How Apples are Good for Your Teeth

People have been asserting that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” since the 19th century. While it may not necessarily be true that those who eat apples never have to see a doctor, apples certainly have great health benefits for our…

Reasons You May Have A Dry Mouth

We all know drinking enough water is good for our health. And when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself constantly…

What is plaque?

Most people have heard of the word “plaque,” and know it’s not something they want on their teeth. Yet, they don’t know what exactly plaque is or how it contributes to dental decay. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that…

Understanding the Five Stages of Tooth Decay

Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And, that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child…

Effects of Soda On Your Teeth

Have you ever seen those videos where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it decay? Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different. You have your saliva to help wash away the sugar, you eat other things…

3 Reasons to Use Your Dental Benefits By the End of the Year

December is just around the corner and soon the hustle and bustle of the holidays will be upon us. Making a dental appointment during such a busy season might be the last thing on your mind, but what if you knew you could possibly save hundreds…

5 Scary Halloween Treats to Avoid

When it comes to Halloween, nothing beats a pillow case full of treats. Sure, dressing up is fun. And spooky jack o’lanterns and ghosts peppering the front porch make for great atmosphere. But if we’re being honest, when you’re a kid it’s…

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…