The Benefits of Bone Graft Surgery

There are a few different situations that can cause a loss of bone structure in your jaw. Multiple tooth extractions, advanced tooth decay, improper alignment of upper and lower teeth, long-standing untreated gum disease, wearing partial, or complete dentures can result in a loss of bone material, which could pose a challenge for placing a dental implant or providing a... read more »

A Toothache is Usually a Warning Sign

An ache or pain deep in your gums or within one of your teeth is commonly called a toothache, and is often a warning sign of a serious problem. If the pain was caused by an obvious trauma like a fall or blow to the face, it may have damaged the nerve or root of the tooth. Get help right... read more »

A White and Beautiful Smile from Dental Veneers

If your teeth have small chips, deep stains and other imperfections, you might want to explore your options for improving your smile. Dental veneers are a popular way to give you the white and beautiful smile you've always wanted. Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells, designed to fit over the front of your teeth. The porcelain material can be shaded... read more »

Dental Sealants 101

Dental sealants are great treatments that can save your teeth from the horrible tooth decay that threatens it each day. They are thin, natural-looking products that cover the entire surface of your tooth and block out any substance that can harm it. Who should get sealants? Usually, children are the ones who receive dental sealants. This is because their teeth... read more »

How to Encourage Your Child to Floss

If you are having a hard time encouraging your child to floss, we are happy to help you! There are a few things you can do to make flossing a positive and fun activity for your child, including: Show them the way Make flossing a family activity and show your child how to floss. First, wrap the floss around your... read more »

Your Partial needs to be Included in your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

Your partial replaces the form and function of several lost teeth in one specific area of your mouth. It represents a serious investment in restoring your ability to chew food and speak clearly. As such it needs to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine. Keeping the unit clean and properly maintained gives it the potential to last for... read more »

Sensitivity in Your Teeth Can be Caused by Enamel Erosion

The enamel of your teeth is made up of a crystalline mineral structure. Everyday acidic foods and the natural bacteria in your mouth can attack these minerals on a microscopic level. If you do not have enough fluoride exposure in your daily activities, this can cause a miniscule loss of enamel integrity. If this happens on a long enough period... read more »

Age and Dental Implants

With modern technology, dental implants have become a viable option in restoring missing teeth. When considering if you are a good candidate for dental implant restoration, can age be a determining factor? Interestingly enough, it is the young that are the most affected by dental implant consideration. If your child lost a primary tooth, you can simply wait until the... read more »

Root Canal Therapy

Millions of teeth are treated and saved every year with root canal therapy. It can not only relieve tooth pain but save your smile. Let's take a moment and examine your tooth, and how a root canal can help. When you take a closer look at a tooth, this is what you will find: the hard, white enamel, which is... read more »

Can you replace Flossing with Antibacterial Mouthwash?

Because you care about your health, you have established a solid oral hygiene regimen. You faithfully brush and floss your teeth (and gums) at least twice a day, you use a mouthwash rinse to flush away bacteria, and you keep your six-month scheduled dental cleanings. But what about claims you may have you heard that mouthwash can actually replace your... read more »