Did You Miss Your Last Dental Checkup?

According to recommendations by the American Dental Association (ADA), you should visit your dentist at least once every six months for a dental checkup and cleaning. While you’re here, our highly-experienced dental hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth of plaque and tartar, which contain masses of harmful oral bacteria. The recommended six-month checkup schedule helps… Read more »

Be Better with Your Toothbrush

Practice makes perfect, even with your toothbrush and floss. While you may have learned the skill long ago, cleaning your teeth can become monotonous after a lifetime of daily repetition (at least twice, according to the recommended daily schedule). Mindlessly brushing your teeth might cover most of their surfaces, but the spots you miss might… Read more »

How Did I Get Gum Disease?

You’re pretty sure that you brush and floss your teeth every day, your teeth and gums don’t hurt, and as far as you know, you haven’t noticed any signs of an infection. So, hearing that you’ve developed gum disease and that your oral health is in dire trouble can be confusing, if not unsettling. “How… Read more »

Ask Yourself—Do I Grind My Teeth?

If the term “bruxism” isn’t familiar, then your first question might be, what is that? Clenching your teeth together on occasion, like when you’re mad, tense, or anxious, doesn’t usually pose a threat to your dental health. When you do it frequently, though, it’s considered a condition, and bruxism can lead to a host of… Read more »

Are Your Gums Going Somewhere?

The tightly-sealed tissue that surrounds the bottom halves of your teeth is the main protection for their roots. Unlike their crowns, your teeth’s roots aren’t protected by enamel, and when your gums begin to recede, they expose the vulnerable roots. Gum recession may occur gradually as you age, or can be exacerbated by dental diseases… Read more »

Why Treating Tooth Decay is Different for Everyone

Cavities aren’t fun. They can seriously take away from the joy of eating, or make everyday life just a little more uncomfortable. The threat of cavities can stop you from indulging in your favorite treats, even if you have no reason to diet. When tooth decay develops, treating it is essential to saving the tooth…. Read more »

Jaw-Dropping Facts About the Source of TMJ Symptoms

TMJ disorder exhibits so many diverse symptoms that accurately diagnosing it is sometimes challenging. Your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are the joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. When they’re damaged or not working properly, the pain can include chronic migraines, pain and ringing in the ears, and stiff neck and facial muscles, among… Read more »

Reasons to Find a Dentist

Finding businesses and services is easier today than it’s ever been. Simply ask your tablet or smartphone what you’re looking for, and it will promptly respond with viable choices around you. What technology can’t tell you, however, is when you should look for something specific, like a dentist to help you conquer a unique problem…. Read more »

Tread Lightly with Overly-Sensitive Teeth

Your teeth have a certain personality, with their own unique characteristics that are largely shaped by your daily hygiene routine and habits. Ideally, your teeth should be the strong, silent type, quietly going about their business without making much fuss. If one of them hurts considerably, then your toothache might indicate a developing dental issue… Read more »

Three Reasons Why You Should Choose Tooth Veneers

Although permanent adult teeth are meant to last for life with proper care and maintenance, they can still naturally change shape and color after a lifetime of use. Tooth wear from years of biting, chewing, and teeth-grinding can alter your smile’s symmetry, while stains from your food and beverages can dull your teeth’s pearly-white shine…. Read more »