Blog Articles

Is My Dental Problem an Emergency?

Accidents happen every day. From painful chips to knocked-out teeth, recognizing the signs of a dental emergency is essential to getting the care you need. Find out when you should visit the emergency dentist to preserve your smile.

Sep 1st, 2021
Adjusting to Life with Dentures

Missing teeth impact your confidence and your oral health, but dentures can solve those problems. If you’re considering these artificial teeth to restore your smile, find out how denture fittings work and how to adjust to life with dentures.

Aug 19th, 2021
Set Off that Summer Tan with Teeth Whitening

You work hard on that summertime glow, so why not set it off with a brighter, whiter smile? Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments around. Find out how it works and which whitening treatment is right for you.

Jul 9th, 2021
5 Smile Flaws Easily Corrected With Veneers

Few people are perfectly happy with their smile, but veneers are an easy way to correct many of the most common smile flaws. Veneers give you a natural look and the smile you’ve always dreamed of having.

Jun 21st, 2021
Is Veganism Best for your teeth?

Veganism has a number of proven health benefits, but can it work wonders for your oral health? That depends on how healthy your diet — vegan or otherwise — is!...

Jun 30th, 2019
5 Foods that Naturally Whiten Your Teeth

Teeth whitening is a booming business and for good reason. It’s natural to want a gorgeous smile. Not every set of pearly whites is an ideal candidate for the treatment, however...

Jun 19th, 2019
Oral Bacteria and Alzheimer’s: The Link

Imagine losing your short-term memory, unable to recall the names of those you hold dear. Or experiencing unexplained mood changes like agitation at night, or even the loss of basic bodily functions or the ability to properly care for yourself...

Jun 12th, 2019
Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth seem like the perfect setup for a bad joke: if they’re so wise, why do they cause so much pain and hassle? Wisdom teeth, or the third set of molars that typically develop between the ages of 17 and 21...

May 22nd, 2019
Talk to Your Dentist About Diabetes

Americans are developing diabetes at an alarming rate, with as many as 100 million people living with diabetes and prediabetes today. This means that it’s even more important today than it was yesterday to ensure your oral health is maintained...

May 8th, 2019
5 Things You Might Not Know About Veneers

If your teeth are in mostly great shape, you may be wondering if veneers are an option for you. Veneers are thin shells molded to the shape of your teeth and bonded to their surface to mask discoloration...

Apr 24th, 2019
Are Your Hormones Harming Your Teeth? Maybe!

Your hormones change throughout the course of your life, from typical hormonal shifts that occur with the onset of puberty to those associated with taking hormonal birth control and onwards toward menopause, or even those caused by an abnormal...

Apr 10th, 2019
Accidental Tooth Loss: How We Can Help

Accidents happen, but if you get a tooth knocked out it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doomed to live with a gap in your smile. With quick thinking and swift action on your part...

Mar 20th, 2019
Do Baby Teeth Need to Be Pulled By a Pro?

It’s a rite of passage in most families. The kids show off their loose teeth to their parents, then hide the fallen teeth under their pillows in the hopes that the tooth fairy will take them away...

Jan 30th, 2019
A Guided Tour of Your Teeth

Unless you have a cavity or some other problem with your teeth, it’s likely that you never really thought about the different types there are and what they do. The normal adult has 32 teeth...

Jan 23rd, 2019
A History of False Teeth

Dentures, or false teeth, have been around for thousands of years. The earliest type of false teeth found were created by the Etruscans in 700 B.C. They created sets of dentures made from a combination of human and animal teeth...

Jan 16th, 2019
Prosthodontist or Orthodontist: Which is Which?

Prosthodontist, orthodontist, what’s the difference? Aren’t they all just fancy types of dentists? Well, technically yes, just like surgeons, OB/GYNs and pediatricians are all medical doctors...

Jan 9th, 2019
5 Types of Mouthwash and Their Uses

What type of mouthwash should you be using? After brushing and flossing, using mouthwash can give your mouth a nice, clean finish. But not all rinses are made the same...

Jan 2nd, 2019
Can I Get Braces From a Prosthodontist?

Everyone wants a great looking smile, right? Whether you’re born with perfect teeth (and how many of us are?) or you need a little help to make a good first impression...

Dec 5th, 2018
Getting to Know the Tools of the Trade

Does the sight of strange shiny tools in your dentist’s office make you start to tense up? The whirring sound of the drill and the sharpness of a dental pick can be very frightening, and might even be behind your fear of going to the dentist...

Nov 28th, 2018
A Checklist for Overcoming Dental Fear

Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine you experience the astringent smell of antiseptics, hear the shrill whine of a drill coming closer and closer, feel fingers covered in latex invading your mouth...

Nov 14th, 2018
Does Vaping Affect Oral Health?

Everyone knows that cigarette smoking is bad for your general health, including your teeth. If you’re a smoker, you’ve probably been told to quit dozens of times. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, might seem like a smoker’s dream come true...

Nov 7th, 2018
The Ugly Truth About Dry Sockets

When you have a permanent tooth extracted, a blood clot will form to cover and protect the exposed bone and nerve endings left open by the process. If this clot dislodges and comes out, it causes a painful condition known as a dry socket. ...

Oct 18th, 2018
Get Smart About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth don’t make you any smarter, but they do appear when you’re old enough to make it seem like you are. For most people, wisdom teeth are the last four molars to appear in their mouth, and they often do more harm than good. ...

Oct 10th, 2018
What Are My Best Options if I Need to Replace Three Teeth?

The image of a gap-toothed child is always charming, but switch that picture to an adult and the results are nowhere near as attractive. Whether you’re missing a series of teeth through genetics or because of gum disease or accidents...

Oct 5th, 2018
Stay Ahead of Gum Disease!

More than half of Americans over the age of 30 suffer from periodontal disease. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause for tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease patients get very familiar with procedures like scaling and root planing...

Sep 27th, 2018
Oral Care After Your Tooth Extraction

There are lots of reasons you may need a tooth extracted, everything from accidents to advanced tooth decay can be at the root of the problem. No matter what causes the extraction, though, the process is basically the same...

Aug 29th, 2018
Beneath the Surface: The Dangers of Periodontal Disease

After a hot pizza and a couple of sugary sodas, the inside of your mouth can be a pretty unpleasant place, but even that kind of day is no match for periodontal disease. This insidious condition affects the gums and other tissues around your teeth...

Aug 7th, 2018
Mind The Gap: The Damage of Missing Adult Teeth

When you’re a dentist (or a dental patient), the word “bridge” can mean a lot of different things, but usually the first to come to mind is a structure containing replacement teeth to fill areas where real ones used to be...

Jun 11th, 2018