Category: Preventive Dentistry

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore A Toothache

Do you do your best to pretend nothing is wrong when you experience a toothache? Is it because you are afraid something actually is wrong? Maybe you’re dealing with some dental anxiety, so you don’t want to schedule a visit. Perhaps you feel like you are overreacting and don’t want to embarrass yourself by giving… Read more »

3 “Why” Questions Answered

Do you have a variety of “why” questions about your oral health that you would like answered? Perhaps you feel strongly about ensuring your mouth remains in optimal condition but you’re a bit confused regarding why you need certain types of treatments, why we suggest consistent daily care, and more. Remember that the main goal… Read more »

2 Tips For When You’re Done Brushing

If you are like most patients, you are starting to get a pretty good grip on how to best brush your smile. You know that it’s important not to use the same toothbrush for a period of longer than three months, you’re figuring out which toothpaste you really like, and you’re getting yourself on a… Read more »

Protect Your Smile With Water

You have likely heard multiple times in your life that water is good for you. Did you know that water is good – no, great – for your smile, as well? What’s interesting is that drinking water on a daily basis can positively affect your oral health in more than one way. While it’s perfectly… Read more »

How Well Do You Know Plaque?

Do you think you know all you need to know about plaque? Are you sure about the best way to keep it off of your teeth? Do you know what happens if you don’t brush your teeth for a day or two? If you are unsure whether you are fully informed regarding the details of… Read more »

How You Should Floss

How much do you know about how you should be flossing? Have you been flossing the same way for most of your life, so you don’t give it too much thought? If you have experienced any hygiene-relates issues, such as tooth decay or gingivitis, it might be time to give your flossing method a quick… Read more »

Quiz: “Green” Dental Care

What better time to give some thought to how one might “go green” with dental care than on St. Patrick’s Day? While you’re literally seeing green around you, it’s a good time to reflect on your own practices in oral health as well as the efforts we make in our office to promote healthy smiles… Read more »

Bruxism Side Effects: Q&A

When you learn that you have bruxism disorder, you may not feel very concerned about the problem or the potential side effects. For patients who have not yet experienced significant consequences, this is understandable. In addition to the fact that you might not even know you’re bruxing – you don’t see any evidence to show… Read more »

Dental Cleaning Quiz

Have you been under the impression that dental cleanings are necessary only if you are not doing a very good job caring for your smile at home? Perhaps you are under the opposite impression and have been thinking that they are always necessary, even if your smile is healthy. To receive clarification regarding frequency (and more)… Read more »