All About Chipped Teeth

Even though teeth are tough, they can still be chipped, which means that a small piece of tooth material can break off. A chipped tooth can be caused by:  Falling and striking your tooth on a hard surface. Biting on a hard substance like ice or candy. Grinding your teeth. Tooth decay. Do you have…

If Brushing Twice a Day Is Enough, Why Do I Still Have Cavities?

If you’ve been brushing and flossing and still have a cavity, you could be understandably frustrated. You’ve been doing everything right, so why is this happening? You thought you had control over this area of your life.  To understand what may be the cause of your cavity, you need to understand why cavities occur, how…

The Truth About Dental Veneers and You

From the side of the dental practice, it’s easy for us to tell you how beautiful your teeth will look with veneers. Your teeth can look whiter, straighter, more even, and much more. We can even close up the appearance of gaps, along with shaping any individual tooth to look its best. But as a…

The Safety of Teeth Whitening

Some people talk about “teeth bleaching” when they talk about whitening. Is it safe to have bleach in your mouth? Isn’t that a harsh chemical?  The benefits of whitening are hard to ignore, though. You might have seen a friend who suddenly had gorgeous, whiter teeth and wished you could have the same. So, let’s…

How Does Teeth Whitening Actually Work?

Teeth whitening is a common process, asked for by quite a few of our patients. Not only is it available in dental procedures, but you can also buy over-the-counter whitening strips, or even whitening toothpaste.  With all of this available to anyone who takes a trip to the grocery store, we often get asked the…

What Your Tongue Could Be Telling You About Your Oral Health

The tongue is an amazing organ, covered in 5,000 to 10,000 taste buds. Every day of our lives, it is involved in our talking, eating, and certain facial expressions. You’ve probably never looked at your tongue to diagnose health conditions, though. You won’t become an expert just from reading a blog post, but you can…

Is It Past Time to Replace Your Toothbrush?

The humble toothbrush. It’s a small instrument with a huge impact: it’s your first line of defense against plaque and gingivitis. Along with flossing, brushing two to three times per day can help to prevent costly problems. Using your toothbrush can help you avoid the dental drill, root canals, fillings, and gum disease treatments. But…

How a Great Dental Office Screens for Oral Cancer

Sometimes, you just know you’re sitting in a great organization. Every team member knows his or her role. There’s a plan behind every service. The teamwork is obvious. And when the goal is preventing oral diseases—especially oral cancer—it’s vital that your dental team has a thoughtful plan and excellent teamwork. You need them to catch…

Did George Washington Actually Have Wooden Teeth?

There are a number of interesting stories about the first President of the United States. We’ve heard that he skipped a silver dollar all the way across the Potomac, or that he chopped down a cherry tree, as a child, but then confessed to his father, saying, “I cannot tell a lie.” Many of these…

Going Green With Digital X-Rays

The shift to digital x-rays has been amazing for the dental industry in quite a few ways. They save you time in the dental chair. They save us the hassle of sending or storing copies. We all save money!  All in all, going digital is a win for everyone. However, there is another amazing aspect…