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Back To School!

Backpack? Check. Booster shots? Check. Teeth cleaning? Check!   Regular dental visits are important year-round, but a back-to-school checkup is key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children: cavities. In fact, dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year! Prevention and early detection can help avoid pain, trouble […]

Wedding Season Is Here! Wedding Teeth Whitening Tips For A Bright Smile

Whitening for the Wedding The dress isn’t the only thing that’s white at many weddings. Some couples whiten their teeth for sparkling smiles on the big day. If you were to whiten your teeth for a wedding, have a dentist do the whitening in an office, that way you can see results right away and […]

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a common dental condition that affects one out of every two American adults aged 30 and over. It’s no small thing. In fact, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the developed world. But it goes beyond teeth, periodontal disease has also been linked to Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, pancreatic […]

When Do You Visit The Dentist?

Most of you probably visit the dentist every six months for your cleanings and exams. But cleanings and examinations are not the only time you should see the dentist. If you notice any of the following issues, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as you can. Dry Mouth Saliva is […]

Halloween Candy & Your Teeth

Keep your smile healthy on Halloween & year-round Time It Right Eat Halloween candy (and other sugary foods) with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals. This helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles. Stay Away from Sweet Snacks Snacking can increase your risk […]

Why Choose Invisalign?

Did you know that when it comes to wearing metal braces, an overwhelming 92% of teens feel it would prevent them from fitting in with their peers? It’s no secret – metal braces are uncomfortable and embarrassing, and only add insult to injury for someone who is already uncomfortable with their smile. Invisalign® is the most advanced clear […]

Travel Tips for Dental Health

Vacation season is here! Here are 8 travel tips for your dental health before your big trip. Make Time for a Checkup Even when you’re dreaming about vacation, there’s no place like home–especially a dental home base. If you can, schedule your next regular visit before your trip. A thorough exam can spot any problems before they […]

Dental Tips for Summer

Summer is here, and your family’s schedule is topsy-turvy. That means getting your kids to eat right and maintain good oral hygiene can be a struggle. And with all this extra activity, there may even be a dental emergency or two. Here are a few oral health tips for summer that will help you protect […]

What is dry mouth?

What is dry mouth? Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a condition that results from a decreased volume of saliva in the mouth. Xerostomia can make it difficult to speak, eat, and digest food and can lead to malnutrition. Extreme dry mouth and salivary gland dysfunction can produce significant anxiety, permanent mouth and throat disorders, and can impair a person’s […]

Hydro Floss

The Hydro Floss® oral irrigator is the highest quality, most effective home treatment device of its kind. It cleans under the gum line and between the teeth to remove plaque and food debris and reduce the harmful bacteria that brushing and flossing leave behind.  With recent reports linking oral health to life-threatening diseases such as heart and lung disease, […]