Blog Archive

Effects of Soda on Your Teeth Sep 27th, 2022

Ever seen those videos where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it decay? Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different. You have your saliva to help wash away the sugar, you eat other things throughout the day, and...

Choosing the Right Toothpaste May 31st, 2022

A lot of folks ask us what toothpaste we recommend. Our answer? Any fluoride toothpaste that will help you maintain a good oral health routine! We know you have a million and one choices facing you in the toothpaste aisle, and it can be hard to figure out what’s best...

Foods That Cause Tooth Decay Apr 26th, 2022

When it comes to tooth decay, it’s important to know the main culprit – acid. Acid is what eats away at our enamel and causes cavities. Acid can enter our mouths in one of two ways: either directly through what we eat (citrus fruits, for example), or as a byproduct...

How Being Vegan Affects Your Teeth Mar 31st, 2022

There is no doubt that a plant-based diet is optimal for health. Omnivores and vegans alike benefit from the nutrients present in plants. But how does what we eat relate to our dental health? Is a vegan diet better or worse for dental health? Well, it depends. There are some...

What is plaque? Feb 28th, 2022

Most people have heard of the word “plaque,” and know it’s not something you want on your teeth. Yet, they don’t know what exactly plaque is or how it contributes to dental decay. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that lives on the surface of your teeth and...

Reasons You May Have A Dry Mouth Jan 31st, 2022

We all know drinking enough water is good for our health. And when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself constantly needing to wet your whistle? There are...

Protecting Yourself Against Oral Cancer Dec 27th, 2021

If there were a quick and painless way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the mouth of someone you loved, would you want them to try it? What if that person were you? The truth is, as uncomfortable as it may be to even think of the word “cancer,” thinking about...

What You Need To Know About Crossbites Nov 30th, 2021

Typically, when a parent brings a young child to the dentist, the last discussion they’re expecting to have is one centered on braces and orthodontic appliances. Yet, even at ages three and four, a talk about braces, sagittal expanders, and retainers can indeed be front and center when a child...

How to Know if You Have a Cavity Oct 29th, 2021

According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay. It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime. So, how do you know if you have a cavity?...

Kicking the Tobacco Habit is Good for your Mouth Sep 30th, 2021

While the current percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes is the lowest it’s been in decades, those who continue the habit remain at risk for heart and lung disease. Additionally, while we know smoking is also bad for our oral health, most don’t understand just how bad it is… More...

Understanding the Five Stages of Tooth Decay Aug 24th, 2021

Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And, that in the first stage of decay, youcan actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stageof decay, whether you’re a child or an adult, the application of fluoride via...

What to Do When You Crack a Tooth Jul 23rd, 2021

Ouch! Chomp on something your tooth didn’t like? Or get hit in the mouth with a hockey puck? If you think you may have a cracked tooth, or if you’re holding a piece of your tooth in your hand, follow these steps! 1. Give us a call to schedule an...

Proper Brushing FAQs May 24th, 2021

Mouth open or mouth closed? After lunch or after dinner? Flat or at an angle? We brush our teeth every day (hopefully!), but who knew it was this complicated. Just grab a brush a get to work, right? Not so fast, my friend! There are actually some best practices to...

Electric vs Manual Toothbrushes May 24th, 2021

This is one of our most frequently asked questions! Our answer? It’s not the brush that matters, it’s who’s doing the brushing. Let’s break that down. The goal of tooth brushing is to remove plaque from your teeth on a consistent (daily!) basis, so that we prevent the buildup of...