Tips from our Dental Assistants

Nothing but the Tooth: FAQ’s Regarding Your Child’s Teeth

At what age should I bring my baby in to the dentist? As a general rule, it is best to bring your baby in once they get their first tooth. This establishes a routine and reduces dental anxiety later on into the toddler years. It is then strongly encouraged to take your child for a

How do I keep my teeth straight after Invisalign?

It is such a wonderful feeling to have a beautiful smile after you’ve just completed your orthodontic treatment! One of the most critical stages of your orthodontic treatment is just starting -- the retention/retainer stage. Retention is the process of ensuring that you keep that new smile and your teeth don’t move back toward their

How to Beat a Sugar Addiction

Sugar is a sneaky, addictive substance and making the break from it isn’t always as easy as just making the decision to stop. It’s helpful to understand what sugar does to our bodies, physically and emotionally, to put an effective sugar-kicking strategy in place. Having just a small amount of sugar creates a desire for

How Often Do I Need X-Rays at the Dentist?

Radiographs, or “x-rays”, are a tool used to detect disease or abnormalities in the body, including the teeth. Simply put, x-rays are images created on film when energy passes through the tooth and is absorbed into the film. This is very similar to the way visible light is used to create photographs. X-rays are valuable

Botox and Dentistry

If you have ever considered getting Botox, it is important to understand what it is and what it does. Botox is the shortened trade name for Botulinum Toxin; Botox is supplied in a solid form and contains sodium chloride (salt), and a protein commonly found in blood plasma and produced by the liver. Botox contains

Should I Have White or Silver Fillings?

The two most common dental materials for restoring teeth are amalgam (silver) and composite (white/tooth-colored) fillings. When choosing a dental material for restoring teeth, we often receive two questions:  what is the difference between the two types of materials?  Is one type of filling better than the other? In our office, we offer both amalgam