Category: Preventive Dentistry

Want a Healthy Smile? Heed These Tips from Your Children’s Dentist

As a parent, you go through a lot trying to keep your children healthy. From making sure they spend time outside playing instead of in front of the TV, to making sure they eat vegetables that are not fried, insisting they wear their helmets when riding their bikes, and washing their hands before dinner, there… Read more »

Could You Do More to Care for Your Smile?

Most everyone wants to enjoy having a beautiful smile, but many people don’t realize that a great-looking smile starts with good oral health. Before you can reap the benefits of whitening treatment or even veneers, you first need to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. Are you doing all you can to take care… Read more »

Are You Tired of Jaw Pain? Could Bruxism Be to Blame?

Do you frequently wake up with a headache, or pain throughout your jaw? You might think you simply need more sleep, but the problem could actually be related to a dental issue. Bruxism is the term used to describe the subconscious act of teeth grinding that often occurs as people sleep. It’s a habit that… Read more »

How We Discovered that Fluoride Is Good for Teeth

For decades, cities across the United States have treated their municipal water supplies with the mineral fluoride to help their citizens combat tooth decay. In fact, water fluoridation became official US policy in 1951. Although small levels of fluoride have been proven to assist in the prevention of cavities, its benefits to oral health took… Read more »

Can a Dentist Treat Jaw Pain?

There’s no end to tips and home remedies for curing a toothache (some effective, some not), and it’s common knowledge that a visit to your dentist is in order if you can’t relieve it. Yet, when your jaw hurts, you might not find as much information about why or how to alleviate it. Aside from… Read more »

Clean Up Your Smile this Spring with Preventive Care

You may think of the spring as a time for cleaning house. And while your kitchen may need a deep scrub, your closets cleared of clutter, it could be that your smile is even more in need of a good spring cleaning. If it’s been more than six months since your last dental checkup, let… Read more »

Tired of Suffering from a Canker Sore? Here’s What Can Help

Ouch! Canker sores can be incredibly irritating, and they can also make mealtime more of a pain than a pleasure. Fortunately most canker sores will heal on their own, in a few weeks or less. They also don’t generally require restorative treatment from your dentist or doctor. But, if you want to speed the healing… Read more »

Can You Do More to Care for Your Smile? Part Two

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to take better care of your smile? If so, you may have already begun a diligent daily dental hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing. But if you wonder what more you could do to take great care of your teeth and gums, there are some tips from your… Read more »

Can You Do More to Care for Your Smile? Part One

Of course you want to know how to keep your smile healthy. It’s what your husband fell in love with, and how your friends describe you to strangers. As your most prized feature, surely you want it to look its best, and you know that begins with great preventive care. But are you actually doing… Read more »

Help Your Baby Develop a Great Smile with Simple Preventive Care

Are you welcoming a New Year’s baby this year, or expecting one later in the season? If so, and especially if it is your first child, you have probably already begun reading parenting books and soliciting advice from seasoned parents. But has any of that research covered your baby’s dental needs? Many first-time parents can… Read more »