Tips from our hygienists.
Are your pearly whites not so white anymore? There are many options available to you to get your smile looking bright again. First let’s discuss why your smile isn’t what it used to be. Food and Drink-red wine, coffee and tea are some of the major causes of stain Age-over time the outer layer of
Are you ready to quit smoking? Have you tried quitting? Do you think about quitting? There are numerous health reasons why cessation of smoking is vital. When it comes to dentistry and smoking, periodontal disease is what lands at the top of the list. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is when bacterial infection
One of the most common questions that I hear as a hygienist is “what toothpaste should I be using?” My answer depends on a patient’s specific needs and can vary, but for the average person my answer is “a fluoride toothpaste.” The enamel on your teeth is made up mostly of minerals – these are
When a patient comes into our office for the first time, before any treatment can be done, they first need to be examined to see what treatment is appropriate for their specific dental condition. X-rays will be taken and a health history will be reviewed. In addition to seeing the dentist for a complete
A Waterpik Water Flosser is a wonderful gadget that is used to flush out food debris from around the teeth and gums. Water pulsates out of a specialized tip that you then trace around your gum line in a pattern. It dilutes nasty acids and toxins and over time it stimulates swollen, unhealthy gums, healing
You may have thought this before or even said it out loud. In our busy dental practice, we hear it every day. There are many reasons why people feel negatively towards the dentist. Sometimes patients have had bad experiences as a child and that feeling has stuck with them into adulthood; often a patient hasn’t
Do you have difficulty eating certain foods or drinks without pain? Have you wondered “what can I do to reduce the sensitivity?” We get this question every day, and luckily, we have the answer! Sensitivity can stem from different sources: gum recession, grinding or clenching (oftentimes while sleeping), decay, or using whitening products. Recent dental