What is a dental bone graft and why would anyone need one? Bones in our jaws are essential to our teeth. Teeth are supported by bones, and at the same time, the bones that support teeth need the teeth to survive. When teeth fall out or are pulled, the bone that...
For good oral health, you should be seeing the dentist regularly, every six months for checkups. Many people believe that they are actually saving money by not visiting their friendly dentist. Why should they visit if they have no particular problem with their teeth? The truth is that routine...
  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start seeing the dentist at the age of one year, or no later than six months after their first tooth has come in. This may seem surprisingly young to parents, but as soon as a baby gets their first tooth,...
Sedation dentistry is a term you may have heard but are not sure what it means. Some dental procedures are always done under sedation, especially procedures that involve surgery. However, sedation dentistry refers to sedation that can be used for any dental procedure- even simple ones. The reason is...
Brushing your teeth may not seem like rocket science, but you would be surprised to learn just how many people brush their teeth incorrectly. Teaching children to brush their teeth properly when they are young is the key to keeping them in the habit for the rest of their...
Cracking or chipping a tooth can cause a panic, and acting fast is important. Getting to the dentist as soon as possible after discovering a chip or a crack is essential to saving the tooth. If you have an accident or injury and discover that a chip has come out...
Too much candy can be bad for your teeth, and may eventually lead to a cavity or two! But this harm is not just a matter of sugar content. All candy is not alike, and some is worse for the teeth than others: It depends on how the candy...
Do you suffer from sensitivity to cold or hot foods or drinks? Does breathing cold air cause discomfort? You are not alone. Sensitive teeth is a common complaint among our patients, but this pain can be treated with professional care. Causes of teeth sensitivity may include: gum recession, worn enamel or dentin,...
When it comes to bad breath, we've all been culprits. The key is getting to it and fixing it as fast as possible, and hopefully before any friends are lost. The majority of breath mints are high in sugar. Sugar does not actually hurt the teeth or gums directly, but...
Everyone wants white teeth, but unfortunately some of our favorite foods and beverages have a different agenda in mind. It isn’t just natural and artificial dyes that present a problem; foods that are highly acidic promote staining by wearing down the enamel surface of the teeth, which allows color-containing...