What is a Mouthguard?

Your , Dr. , encourages you to protect your smile with a mouthguard when you play high-contact sports and participate in activities that can damage your smile. But what is a mouthguard? To help you know more about this beneficial appliance, our dental team is happy to share some details. A mouthguard is a strong,… Read more »

Professional Dental Cleanings & Exams

It’s time for your routine dental appointment again. Our dentist and team recommend that these appointments occur at least every six months. For the sake of your smile’s health, we urge that you do not put off or ignore these appointments. Our team can help you to improve and maintain your oral health when you… Read more »

Principles of Flossing

Everyone knows that brushing twice a day for two minutes each time is vital for good oral health. This one practice removes plaque and oral debris from the tooth’s flat surfaces and gumline. However, your toothbrush can’t reach those in spaces between teeth. And that’s where flossing comes in. Unlike brushing, you only need to… Read more »

Facts about TMJ Disorder

Your temporomandibular joints, also called TMJs, are indispensable for a fully functioning mouth. These are the joints within your jaw that complete the complex process of chewing and moving your mouth. They can easily sustain long-term damage due to the constant wear they sustain, resulting in what is called TMJ disorder. Listed below are important… Read more »

Making Your Veneers Last

Dental veneers are a great option for improving the look of your teeth. If your smile is marred by chips or stains, or if your teeth are improperly shaped, too small, or spaced too far apart, veneers may be the answer for you. Veneers are very thin shells that are placed over the fronts of… Read more »

The Impact of Oral Piercings on Dental Health

What is an oral piercing? An oral piercing refers to any hole placed in the tongue, lips or cheek for the purposes of ornamentation. Over the years, these have become a form of fashion which is stylish in some social circles. If you are considering such a piercing, however, you should know the whole story… Read more »

Keeping Your Mouthguard in Good Shape

If you play a sport, or are involved recreation that carries any risk of an impact to your mouth and teeth, you should have a mouthguard to protect your teeth. Not only do you need a mouthguard to protect your teeth, if you wear braces or any have any other orthodontic work, a mouthguard will… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Dentures

If you are getting your first set of dentures, there are some things that you should know that will help your dentures to last longer and serve you better. First, your dentures do need to be cleaned at least once a day. You can use dish soap or hand soap, a non-abrasive toothpaste, or a… Read more »

Smile Restorations Can Begin with Dental Veneers

Even though veneers are very thin porcelain shells, they are extremely durable and well-suited for their purpose. Not only can veneers conceal abnormalities and stains of the fronts of your teeth, they can even correct minor spacing issues and misalignments. Typically, dental veneers can last over a decade. They are tough because they are crafted… Read more »

Principles Concerning Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is the practice of administering various sedatives to ease a patient during dental procedures to minimize pain felt and remove any anxiety they may have during a dental treatment. If you suffer from any stress or anxiety, your dentist can provide you with a selection of sedation treatments to help you relax and… Read more »