How the Toothbrush Has Developed Over Time

The modern toothbrush has been specifically designed to enable us to effectively care for our smiles. However, the toothbrush as we know it today was not invented until 1938. Let’s take a look at how the toothbrush developed over time into the toothbrush we know and love today. Teeth-cleaning tools have been around since 3500-3000… Read more »

What to Do If You Have Dry Mouth

Saliva is an important part of oral health. Saliva cleanses the mouth, aids in digestion, and prevents infection by controlling the bacteria and fungi in the mouth. Dry mouth occurs when there is not enough saliva production. Talk to Dr. if you have any of the following symptoms: – A dry feeling in your mouth… Read more »

Tooth sensitivity Can Be Countered by Fluoride

During an average day, acidic food and drink as well as the natural bacteria in your mouth, can cause a microscopic erosion of the crystal mineral structure that makes up your tooth enamel. This process is known as demineralization. If demineralization is not countered it can eventually increase your chances of developing sensitivity and tooth… Read more »

Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Smile and Body During Pregnancy

If you want a healthy smile and body during pregnancy, our team is here to help you! There are many things you can do to achieve those goals, like keep up on oral hygiene and visit your dentist. But there’s another thing we ask you to keep in mind, and that’s nutrition. To help you… Read more »

Being Fitted for a Pair of Dentures

Periodontitis, multiple fractures and multiple teeth with advanced decay can all compromise your ability to chew and even speak clearly. In a situation like this your dentist might recommend that you have the teeth extracted on your upper, or lower jaw, or possibly both. This will allow them to fit you for a set of… Read more »

Gum Disease: Preventing and Treating

Did you know that many Americans have gum disease? Were you aware that, if left untreated, gum disease can lead to heart problems? Luckily, while gum disease can be a serious problem, there are things you can do to prevent it. Similarly, there are treatments that can stop the progression of gum disease. Still, prevention… Read more »

Denture Care: How to Clean Your Appliance

As you eat, talk, and smile with your reliable denture, it is very important that you clean it as often as possible. If you clean it and take good care of it, it will remain in tip-top shape for many years to come. So, to help you clean your denture, we recommend doing the following… Read more »

An Effective Daily Hygiene Routine Requires Flossing

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth and flossing your teeth twice per day. Brushing your teeth with abrasive toothpaste and added fluoride helps to remove food particles and plaque from the surfaces of your teeth, while also strengthening enamel. Unfortunately, there are some spots where your toothbrush simply can’t clean. You should floss… Read more »

Give the Gift of Dental Care This Holiday Season

Before you complete your Christmas shopping this year, we suggest giving your family members or friends the gift of dental care this season! Now, we understand that this might sound boring, but hear us out for just a second. If you give your loved one a smile they have always wanted, they will be grateful… Read more »

What about Oral Cancer?

When you go to your dental checkup, your dentist will evaluate your oral health and your overall health, check for tooth decay, gum or bone disease, and check your bite and jaw for any problems. Your dentist will also clean stains or deposits on your teeth and around your gum line, and take dental x-rays,… Read more »