The Types and Functions of Teeth

You’ve cared for your teeth for years, but how much do you know about them? For example, are you able to name the four different types of teeth? Similarly, do you know what function each of the different teeth serve? Finally, do you know exactly what the structure of the tooth itself is? Generally, every… Read more »

How Gum Disease Impacts You

Gum disease happens when the gum tissue surrounding your pearly whites pull back from the tooth and exposing the tooth and tooth roots. As this occurs, gaps begin to form between the teeth and the gum line, allowing the buildup of harmful plaque-causing bacteria in these “pockets”. As this plaque hardens, it can cause long-term… Read more »

Is Your Mouth Burning?

If you’ve ever felt like your tongue is on fire, you could be dealing with burning mouth syndrome. You may have to deal with discomfort in the morning, all day, or sporadic pain. Burning mouth syndrome—also known as burning tongue syndrome—can cause a burning sensation in your gums, lips, throat, or mouth. Many patients also… Read more »

Plaque and Your Oral Health

Your mouth is one of the most fascinating parts of your body. Not only does it house your pearly whites and gums, your tongue and throat, but it also houses millions of bacteria! In the average adult, anywhere from 100 to 200 species of bacteria may live in your mouth. If you take good care… Read more »

4 Dental Gifts That Will Make Your Loved One’s Christmas

As Christmas quickly approaches, it’s time to start wrapping up your Christmas shopping. But before you do so, consider giving the gift of dental care this holiday season! These four dental gifts will keep your loved ones smiling for a lifetime: 1. An electric toothbrush: Electric toothbrushes are great tools that make brushing easy, convenient,… Read more »

Do You Know Why Your Tooth Aches?

Do you have toothaches often? Does one tooth seem to hurt frequently? Do you know why that may be or what you can do to prevent toothaches? Did you know that if you don’t brush your teeth and floss every day you could be putting your smile at greater risk? In fact, most toothaches are… Read more »

The 5 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Smile this Thanksgiving

As you eat the turkey, ham, rolls, and pie covering your kitchen table, your smile is in danger, and it’s important that you do everything you can to enjoy the holiday all while maintaining the health of your smile. To help you do so, we strongly recommend doing the following things: Drink a lot of… Read more »

Primary Teeth 101

Many people do not realize that in addition to helping children eat and speak properly, primary teeth guide the permanent teeth into their correct positions. This occurs because the permanent teeth develop under the primary teeth. Your child’s first baby tooth will grow in between six and twelve months of age. By the time he… Read more »

The Best Way to Brighten Your Smile

Are you interested in brightening your smile? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, Americans spend more than $1.4 billion dollars a year for at-home whitening kits. To make matters even more interesting, this massive number does not include professional whitening. Before you add your money to the mix, we have a questions for you:… Read more »

Coping With a Chipped Tooth

The outermost layer of your teeth is the hardest tissue in your body. Unfortunately, it’s also quite brittle. This means your teeth can crack, which can let bacteria grow inside your tooth and lead to infection. This can necessitate a wisdom tooth or a root canal. To avoid these complications, we recommend contacting your dentist… Read more »