Many of our patients love having their teeth cleaned. We know that not everyone feels that way, though. For some, teeth cleanings are uncomfortable or even painful. The bad news is that avoiding teeth cleanings will only make matters worse. Continue reading What Does it Mean if a Teeth Cleaning Hurts?
As we approach the busy holiday season with an over-indulging celebration in each of the three Fall months, we must be aware of the potential for damage to our teeth. There are so many delightful things in which to partake that are so bad for your oral health. Continue reading Guard Your Teeth from the Holiday Season
Dental hygiene actually encompasses two realms. The first is a person’s individual practice of dental hygiene at home through brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash among other accessory methods and techniques. The second is the professional care provided for patients by registered dental hygienists during a dental visit. Continue reading National Dental Hygiene Month
The general answer is that a nightguard’s lifespan depends on a variety of factors, including how hard you clench your teeth, what dental work is present on the teeth, and of what material the nightguard consists. Continue reading How Long Will a Nightguard Last?
Teeth whitening has become widely available both over-the-counter and through your dentist with professional products. If you have noticeable or visible white spots on the teeth, there are some important things for you to know before you attempt any type of teeth whitening. In this week’s blog, we’ll explain what causes those white spots and what you can do about them. Continue reading I Have White Spots on My Teeth. Can I Still Whiten?
In today’s market, the number of brands and formulations of toothpaste is almost innumerable! It can be tough, standing in the dental care aisle of your drugstore, to know which one to choose. In this week’s blog, we will highlight a few important things that you should look for on your toothpaste label. Continue reading What to Look For in Your Toothpaste
If you bring your child to the dentist regularly, you may already be familiar with topical fluoride treatments. Sometimes we call these “professional fluoride treatments” or “fluoride varnish”. These preventive applications provide valuable benefits for the teeth, and they can help your child maintain healthy teeth for many years. Continue reading Should My Child Get Topical Fluoride Treatments?
There are a lot of misconceptions about dental sealants, including the idea that they are “just for kids”. Sealants are a great preventive dental treatment for a wide variety of situations. We’ll explain what sealants do and who should have them in this blog. Continue reading What are Dental Sealants, Who Should Get Them, and How Long Do They Last?
Seeing your dental hygienist for consistent teeth cleaning visits is essential to maintaining good oral health and preventing dental diseases. Some people end up missing a teeth cleaning appointment for one reason or another, and they forgot to reschedule it. Getting off track on your cleaning schedule can have a harmful effect on your health. Continue reading Why are Professional Teeth Cleanings So Important?
We know that many of you will be getting back into a routine this week as school is starting. Hopefully, you and your kids will have more consistent bedtimes and alarms in the morning. Having a schedule can be a really great thing for your oral health! Continue reading Back to School: A Great Time to Start Healthy Habits