Why Adults Should Ask About Getting Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are an excellent way to protect your teeth from decay, particularly your back teeth that are instrumental in chewing. Sealants are most commonly placed in children and teenagers since molars are especially prone to cavities and decay when they first start to come in. However, you are never too old to develop cavities,…

How to Safely Store Your Toothbrush

As dentists, we recommend you set a regimen for the use, care, and storage of your toothbrush and then try to stay with that format. After brushing, give the brush a thorough flushing with a good stream of tap water. This should rinse and remove all the pathogenic debris. Then, shake the toothbrush to throw…

Always Call Us if You Notice a Tooth Going Numb

It is important to let us know if your tooth goes numb. There are many different causes of tooth numbness and they are not always related directly to your tooth. We will be able to diagnose and treat the issue before your condition worsens. Other than an infection or damage in the tooth, system deficiencies…

What Are Signs You Need to Brush Better?

Patients come into our office, often wondering why they still get cavities or notice recession. They frequently tell us they brush, and don’t understand why it isn’t working. While brushing is important, what you use to brush you use to brush your teeth and how your brush is also important. What Are You Using to…

Understanding Advanced Gum Disease Can Help With Treating It

Our mouths are such an important part of our daily lives – eating, speaking, smiling, even sometimes breathing – so it’s at least as important to be sure to take care of it. But life perhaps does get in the way sometimes of our daily brushing routines, or our daily flossing routines, or our twice-yearly…

The Health of your Thyroid can Impact your Oral Health As Well

  The thyroid gland produces hormones needed for a vast range of bodily functions. In its normal state, it instills homeostasis across various systems in the body. But when it goes into an override or a hiatus, it can wreak havoc across various parts of the body, including your mouth. Thyroid dysfunctions are heavily linked…

Recurring Cavities Can Be Prevented

We have had patients sigh with resignation when they learn they have yet another cavity. Some even wonder if they will ever stop getting them. However, what they don’t realize is that recurring cavities can be prevented. They just need to take some extra time when brushing and flossing their teeth. Are Some People More…

Snacks That Are Dangerous for Your Oral Health

We have a reason why we insist that our patients practice healthy snacking. We know, all too well, how processed and sugary snacks can affect our patients’ dental health. That is why you need to steer clear of certain snacks, as they can increase the risk of periodontal disease and cavities. Instead, choose healthier alternatives…

Ways of Improving Oral Health During Cancer Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you will need to readjust the methods you use to take care of your gums and teeth, especially if you are receiving chemo or radiation therapy. That does not mean you should stop brushing or flossing. You will just need to modify parts of your at-home care. It…