How Saliva Production Helps You

Your radiant smile is not just a result of clean teeth and gums, but a healthy oral environment that protects them and keeps your mouth functioning smoothly. Along with daily brushing and flossing, and having professional dental cleanings, saliva creates a protective environment for your teeth and oral tissues (tongue,... Read more »

Nail Biting: Can it Harm Your Smile?

Have you ever chewed on your nails? Do you know anyone who does? If you do, we aren’t surprised-- especially if you thought of a child or teenager. In fact, about 60% of children bite their nails while nearly 45% of teenagers do the same. Fortunately, nail biting does become... Read more »

What Can Acid Reflux Do to Your Smile

Have you heard of acid reflux? If so, you probably know that acids produced in your stomach can be pushed into your esophagus and lead to heartburn. Unfortunately, acids in your esophagus can also get into your smile. As you may guess, this can lead to quite a few problems.... Read more »

Do You Have Gingival Recession?

If you have gums that are red, swollen, tender or bleeding, you may have gum disease. You may also notice a bad taste in the mouth that won’t go away, and bad breath. If you can see your gums receding from the teeth, you may have gingival recession, or receding gums.... Read more »

Helping Your Child Meet the Dentist for Their First Dental Visit

It is never too soon to establish a healthy foundation for a child’s oral health. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association advise taking your baby to their first dental visit before their first birthday, or six months after their first tooth erupts. The... Read more »

Dietary Choices and Your Oral Health

Two of the most common illnesses today are gum disease and tooth decay, which means having a healthy smile begins with what you put in your mouth! Healthy eating habits not only nourish the body, but create a healthy environment for teeth and gums. What Should You Avoid? Let’s look... Read more »

The 3 Things You Should Know About Dental Crowns

If you’re looking for a way to improve the health and appearance of a stubborn, unattractive, and unhealthy tooth, there’s no need to look any further! Dental crowns are the perfect solution to your problem. With the help of the strong, successful, natural-looking dental cap, you will have your perfect... Read more »

Are Pacifiers Safe?

Have you ever given your child a pacifier? Have you caught them sucking their thumb? Do you ever wonder if either of these habits is safe? As you’ve probably realized, your child typically sucks their thumb for comfort. Thumb sucking is natural and typically won’t cause problems for young children.... Read more »

Don’t Delay and Prevent Tooth Decay Today!

This Thanksgiving don’t let the big feasts give you cavities this year, especially when you can prevent them. Try using these tips to help your family keep positive oral health through this delicious holiday: •Brushing your teeth regularly: Brushing your teeth will keep plaque and tarter from building up causing... Read more »

Identifying Trouble with Root Canals

Did you know that a root canal is technically just a different name for the nerve (also called pulp) in the center of a tooth? Or that root canal therapy is simply removing that pulp if it is damaged or infected, then sealing your tooth again? While root canal therapy... Read more »