How to Prevent Cavities: What You Should Know

Taking care of your teeth is important to prevent cavities and maintain good oral health. What is the best way to do that? Of course you know you should brush and floss your teeth, but even patients who do that may still develop cavities. What causes cavities to develop and how can you prevent them? Here’s some helpful information, some …

How Often to Brush, Floss, and Have Your Teeth Cleaned

You probably know the importance of brushing, flossing, and having your teeth cleaned at the dentist. But do you know how often is best? Are you following the best possible routine for your dental health? If you have any doubts, consider this advice for proper dental hygiene. On average, dentists usually recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day. …

How Dry Mouth Affects Your Oral Health

While most patients regard dry mouth as a minor inconvenience, it can actually have a serious impact on your oral health beyond bad breath and cracked lips. Here’s what you need to know about dry mouth and its effect on your teeth and gums. The most common complaint that patients have relating to dry mouth is the bad breath it …

3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Regularly

Although the American Dental Association recommends dental visits every six months, many patients fall out of the routine of making regular appointments. Whether it’s because of work obligations or because you came down with the flu, canceling that one appointment can quickly lead to a series of missed appointments and suddenly it’s been years since your last visit. If this …

Dental Implant Pain and Recovery: What to Expect

Whether you have implant surgery scheduled or you’re still researching your options, you’re likely wondering how painful it is to get dental implants and what you can expect from the recovery. The good news? Getting dental implants is a lot less painful than most people think it will be. Here’s what you should know. Dental implants are different from other …

4 Reasons to Invest in Cosmetic Dentistry

Could your smile use a makeover? If you’ve ever wished for a whiter, brighter, or straighter smile, you are an ideal candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Dental procedures that are performed in order to improve the appearance of teeth fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry.  Sometimes cosmetic procedures are all that is required to improve your smile. Other times restorative …

How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

Do you wish for a better looking smile? If you look at yourself in pictures or in the mirror and you aren’t satisfied with the look of your teeth, there are ways to make improvements. A smile makeover can transform your smile using a variety of treatments. Veneers are one cosmetic dental procedure that can give your teeth a facelift. …

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A Complete Guide to Flossing Teeth

Do you floss your teeth on a daily basis? The importance of flossing is most likely stressed to you by your dentist or dental hygienist each time you go in for cleanings. Why is flossing so important to your oral health?  You probably know that one purpose of flossing is to remove food particles from between your teeth. But it …

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How to Maintain your Oral Health During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, maintaining your oral health is more important than ever. The baby that is growing and developing inside you will strip your body of many of the nutrients you need in order to get what they need. There are many other reasons why your oral health, as well as your overall health, is more at risk during pregnancy, …

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How to Conserve Water While Practicing Good Oral Hygiene

Did you know that you can save water and still practice good oral hygiene at the same time? Your dentist tells you to brush your teeth at least twice a day, but you don’t want to waste water. So how do you reconcile these two needs? By practicing good water conservation habits and good oral care habits at the same …