When and why to extract a tooth


First off a tooth should never be extracted unless a dental provider has been consulted. With that being said there are specific reasons why it’s a better idea to extract the tooth. Most dental providers will not extract a tooth without discussing the pros and cons. Many will also recommend getting an implant in place of that tooth. An implant will help to keep healthy bone around the site where the original tooth was lost.   Read more »

Six quick dental tips

  1. Soft bristle toothbrushes.   Soft bristle toothbrushes are best because they do not cause gingival recession
  2. Discard brushes after sickness.   Toothbrushes can have microbal buildup, which can cause sickness to reoccur. 
  3. Don’t brush too hard.     Over brushing can erode enamel and irritate gums. After time it can cause an increase sensitivity and recession of the gums.
  4. Drink lots of water.   Water is not only important for overall health,

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Three ways Nail Biting can affect your Oral Health


It seems like most people have at least one bad habit. When I was younger mine was nail biting. I have since grown out of it and I’m so glad I have since now I know there are things that could affect your mouth and teeth. 

The first thing that can be affected are your front teeth. The enamel on your teeth is pretty strong but if you’ve bitten your nails before you know how strong they can be also.   Read more »

The Whitening Process

Everyone wants whiter teeth. Zoom is an in office whitening procedure. If you are not up to date with you dental cleanings we always recommend having one done prior to getting Zoom. 

Let me tell you the process that happens with Zoom whitening. 

Your scheduled appointment will take approximately two hours. First, your hygienist will take an impression of your teeth…Which will be used to make whitening trays for you to take home along with a syringe of waiting gel for maintenance.   Read more »

5 Reasons to see your Dentist


So many of us have busy lives and end up putting off our needs because of lack of time. One thing you should not do is put off seeing your dentist when you’re having problems with your mouth.  Here are 5 signs you should buzz the doctor for an appointment. 

  1. Tooth pain- when a toothache starts it’s very difficult to ignore it. At first you try to deal with the pain with homemade remedies but if the pain persists it maybe time to call the doctor.
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Protect your lips

Whether outside working in your yard or on the beach catching some rays, SPF should be a very important part of your daily routine.  

If you have ever gotten a sunburn on your face or lips and he would agree it’s painful and no fun.

Protecting your face and the rest of your body is pretty self-explanatory when it comes to sun damage and cancer, but many people often forget about their lips. Read more »

Sour Lemons

What is more refreshing than a nice slice of lemon in your water or a piece of fresh orange?

With summer just around the corner and fruit in full bloom make sure you’re paying attention to how much you are eating and using in your water.

Certain citrusy fruits can be one of the leading causes to dental erosion.

Teeth have a very strong enamel; however, that enamel can be weakened and compromised when they are exposed to too much acidic substance. Read more »

Grinding and Night Guards

Have you ever woken up with a sore jaw? Are you getting earaches or neck aches? 

You may be grinding your teeth at night.

Teeth grinding, better known as Bruxism, usually occurs while you’re asleep ;however,  can happen while awake. 

The causes of Bruxism are not clear but stress is one possible cause. Other things that are thought to be associated with teeth grinding are anxiety, sleep apnea and misaligned teeth. Read more »

The ins and outs of a root canal

So you’re at the dentist, and in pain. Two words come out of the dentists mouth… Root canal. What are your first thoughts?? 

Well I’m here to calm those thoughts and tell you a little bit about root canals.

First off, there are many different reasons for needing a root canal. A few of those causes include deep decay, a chip or crack in the tooth, or trauma to the tooth that may have caused damage in the pulp area. Read more »

Why is a Sonicare/electric toothbrush better then the old standard ?

Have you ever used a Sonicare toothbrush? If the answer to that is Yes then you understand how glorious the experience is. If you answered No then you should definitely make a trip into the office and purchase your very first. 

The Sonicare has a variety of oral benefits.  First off, you can help your teeth to become naturally whiter. At the speed the bristles go back-and-forth it helps to diminish stains which are difficult to remove. Read more »