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It’s October again, a happy time for adults and children alike as they head out to trick-or-treat and enjoy the holiday festivities. However, dentists know that this time of year can wreak absolute havoc on the health and appearance of our smiles. If you don’t want to take a vacation from taking care of your smile …

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Dental professionals are always touting the benefits of flossing. Perhaps you are sold on the idea that this is a necessary part of your oral care routine but are unsure of the methods to use for optimal results. Here are 9 tips for more effective flossing: 1. Begin by getting your hands clean with an …

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Wisdom teeth, often called third molars, are the last teeth to develop in our mouths. While some wisdom teeth are able to form fully and have room in the mouth, many people find that their wisdom teeth are impacted, or, not able to fully come through the gums and have a place in the mouth. As a result of this, …

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Glancing at the photo to the left, what is the first thing you notice? Is it the sound structure of the walkway, or the fact that there are no missing bricks? It is unlikely that this is the case, as even the shortest of glances would immediately draw the eyes to the stark discoloration. You notice that it has …

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When your child begins to lose their teeth around age six, it can be very exciting for them! Many children pride themselves on their missing teeth and love watching their adult teeth grow in. Children usually begin to lose their front teeth first. What do you do when your child needs help pulling their tooth out, …

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This is a question that gets asked over and over by those who wish to maintain great oral health. The answer that you will get from most dental professionals is that it really does not matter as long as you do both well. Let’s consider proper technique for brushing and flossing, and then discuss a few of the …

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While getting braces as a child is a popular thing to do today more than ever, so is getting braces as an adult. Believe it or not, adults make up almost half of people getting braces today. It’s no longer strange to see men and women with braces on their teeth, and these people know they’re doing a great thing …

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You may not know what classifies a true dental emergency, but you should be aware of situations that require immediate attention by a dentist so that you can be prepared. You could also create an emergency dental kit at home to be further prepared, but first you should know—what is a true dental emergency? Injury …

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It’s no surprise that calcium is vital for bone health, but did you know that vitamin D may be just as important? Calcium and vitamin D are two crucial factors when it comes to your smile. How can vitamin D and calcium help you keep your smile healthy? Inhibit Tooth Decay Tooth decay can eventually lead to loss of …

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The term “invisible braces” usually means braces that are clear. They aren’t really invisible; they are just hard to see from a distance. The closest things to really invisible braces are made of metal and have silver color brackets like ordinary braces. The difference is that they go on the back of the teeth …

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