How Beneficial is Fluoride for My Teeth?

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

I Hate the Dentist!

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

Why are my Teeth Sensitive?

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