Dental Emergencies-What To Do and When To Call Us

Like most emergencies, dental emergencies happen at unpredictable, inconvenient times. Failure to seek treatment for a dental emergency may increase the risk of permanent damage or more expensive treatment later. Conversely, you can easily treat some situations at home. Here are some examples of dental emergencies and advice on what to do and when to…

Holiday Sweets and Healthy Teeth

Holidays Bring Too Many Sweets Kids love candy, and while we know it’s not good for them, we also know they’re going to eat it. “fun size” candy, candy canes, and chocolate Santas can be just a way of life this time of year. So how best to survive the holidays that are traditionally surrounded by sugar?…

Weight Loss and Oral Health

Weight loss is often on the forefront of our minds. Diet and exercise both play important roles in weight loss. As it turns out, diet and exercise also play important roles in maintaining good oral health. Let’s look at a few examples. Better food choices. As you choose healthier foods for your body, you are…

7 New Ways To Prepare For Fall

There are a lot of “sevens” in September. There’s the name which is derived from the Latin “Septem,” literally meaning seven; then there’s the fact that other than the vowel “e,” the word September has seven different letters in it; and there’s the curious fact that September was actually the seventh month of the year…

What Are White Spots On Teeth?

White spots on teeth are a result of enamel hypoplasia. Enamel Hypoplasia is the developmental disturbance of teeth characterized by deficient or defective enamel matrix formation. Causes of White Spots Fluorosis Overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years of life causes fluorosis. Most permanent teeth form at this time. A major cause of fluorosis is the inappropriate…

Five Reasons You May Have Dry Mouth

We all know drinking water is good for one’s health. However, what do you do when you find yourself drinking far more than the recommended amount and are still feeling as though your mouth is as dry as a desert? There are numerous reasons you could be suffering from dry mouth, or xerostomia, ranging from the…

Oral Health Concerns For The Aging Patient

Although some oral health concerns are fairly common over the age of 50, if you adopt a proactive mindset and educate yourself, these concerns do not have to be common for you. Anticipating and recognizing changes in your mouth can help you be on top of your health in this area, so let’s take a…

Cavity Prevention For Your Children

Most parents want to help their children do everything they can to reduce the risk of cavities in their children’s teeth. You can’t control how their teeth were made and, unfortunately, some kids are more cavity prone than others. You can, however, control three big factors that contribute to their dental health. 1. HYGIENE Brush Start…