Wisdom Teeth

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Blog Highlights People typically experience their wisdom teeth growing in between the ages of 17 and 21 Wisdom teeth are not needed for chewing and often cause more problems than they re worth It is important to speak with your dentist about the best option for your wisdom teeth What are wisdom teeth? Technically they are your third molars. As a Continue Reading
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Sports Drinks and Cavities

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Blog Highlights Sports drinks are specifically designed to enhance a person s athletic performance The consumption of sports drinks leads to a higher level of acid in the mouth  It is important that you consider the consequences A study conducted by the Cardiff University School of Dentistry in the United Kingdom found that a large number of children aged 12 to Continue Reading
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How to Prevent and Treat Cavities

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Blog Highlights It is important to take good care of your teeth There are several ways to reduce your chances of developing cavities If you suspect you re developing a cavity, visit your dentist immediately Tooth decay or cavities can affect anyone at any age. Cavities can occur for a number of reasons and dental research has shown that there are Continue Reading
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What Are Cavities?

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Blog Highlights Bacteria exists naturally in our mouths Plaque increases as more and more bacteria attach to your teeth Every time you eat, you subject your teeth to an acid attack A cavity is what forms when a tooth or part of a tooth decays. In order to understand tooth decay, it is important to understand the different elements in Continue Reading
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Gingivitis

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Blog Highlights Gingivitis is a type of gum disease The most common causes of gingivitis are overall poor oral hygiene If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis Gingivitis is a type of gum disease. It occurs when too much plaque builds up on the teeth. The bacteria that lives in this plaque irritates and infects the gums. Fortunately, it Continue Reading
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Periodontal Disease

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Blog Highlights Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria The most common form of periodontal disease is gingivitis Periodontitis, unlike gingivitis, is considered more serious and can have serious lasting effects Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is not one disease, but a whole host of different forms of disease. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in the plaque that Continue Reading
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Gum Disease and Your Child

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Blog Highlights It is important for you, the parent, to teach your child good oral hygiene Gingivitis is the most common type of gum disease and anyone at any age can suffer from it Often gum disease is caused by an overabundance of plaque and bacteria As soon as your child s teeth start coming in, they become susceptible to gum Continue Reading
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Taking Care of your Toothbrush

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Blog Highlights Keeping your toothbrush clean and in good working order can also help support a healthy smile Do not share toothbrushes Get into the habit of rinsing your toothbrush with water before and after every use We all know that brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is important for maintaining optimal oral hygiene. However, keeping your toothbrush clean and Continue Reading
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Dental Care Supplies on the Go

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Blog Highlights: It is important when traveling to maintain proper dental hygiene An unprotected toothbrush can pick up unwanted bacteria You should use a container or holder specially designed for toothbrushes and toothpaste As you know, taking acre of your toothbrush and toothpaste is an important part of any oral health regime. It becomes even more important when traveling to Continue Reading
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Anesthesia During Pregnancy

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Blog Highlights  It s crucial that you inform your dentist if you are pregnant or might be pregnant General anesthesia may have some effect on the fetus Local anesthetics are still considered safe and won t have any affect on the baby It s crucial that you inform your dentist if you are pregnant or might be pregnant in the near future. During Continue Reading
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