Your periodontal health matters more than you may think. Gums help support teeth and protect them from bacteria that can cause gum disease and tooth decay. Your gum tissue plays a significant role in the longevity of your teeth, so having healthy gums can mean having a healthy smile. But...
Your teeth say a lot about you, but how much do you really know about them? Sure, your teeth help you chew food, pronounce words, and make a great first impression, but what other secrets do your teeth have? These fun facts about your teeth may surprise you! Most of...
Your smile will naturally change as you age. Your teeth can look less white and more dull as stains accumulate. Teeth can also shift, so if you have an existing overbite or misaligned teeth, it can get worse with age. You’re also more at risk for tooth decay and...
A dry mouth can be uncomfortable at best and harmful at worst. People who experience frequent or severe dry mouth are more at risk for gum disease and tooth decay because they lack the saliva needed to balance oral bacteria and protect the teeth from harmful acids. Saliva also contains...
Cavities result from tooth decay, which is when tooth enamel is worn away and the more vulnerable layers of the tooth are exposed. Tooth decay may start as an unusually white or dark spot on the tooth but, over time, can progress to the root of the tooth and...
It’s well-known that cigarette smoking can impact both your bodily health and your dental health. In addition to the toxic chemicals they contain, cigarettes also contain nicotine, which can change your oral health and increase your risk for oral cancer and other health problems. So how exactly do cigarettes impact...
Braces aren’t without their drawbacks, but when you have a beautiful, straight smile after your treatment is complete, the time you had with braces will feel well worth it. Whether you have traditional metal braces, lingual braces (which are applied to the backs of your teeth rather than the...
Taking care of your oral health is imperative to have a beautiful and healthy smile. Daily tooth brushing helps remove surface stains, plaque, food particles, and bacteria from your oral cavity and keeps gum disease and tooth decay away. However, tooth brushing shouldn’t be the only step in your oral...

Why Do We Smile?

A smile doesn’t always mean someone is happy. Research shows that humans smile for many different reasons. So while a smile can certainly reflect happiness and contentment, it can also convey other emotions and can even be done socially without much real emotion behind it. So why exactly do we...
Babies generally start teething around six months old—some will begin getting their first teeth in earlier, and some will start later. Your baby should have their first tooth by their first birthday, which is also around the time they should have their first dental visit. Teething can be challenging for...