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Trendy sparkling waters are popping up everywhere you look. From grocery stores to gas stations, these sugar-free (and many calorie-free!) seltzer waters are helping many kick their soda habits, and make staying hydrated a little more exciting. But do these fizzy drinks have the same damaging effects on your teeth?   Carbonation and Cavities While […]

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Know These Early Signs of Gum Disease
July 29, 2018

Hearing the words gum disease come out of your dentist’s mouth is a sure way to send panic through your body. Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and puts you at risk for other serious systemic diseases. Knowing the early warning signs of gingivitis is key to ensuring you help your […]

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Why are there White Spots on My Teeth?
July 8, 2018

While most patients can all agree that visible white spots on the surface of your teeth are less than desirable in appearance, the good news is medically they aren’t considered a serious cause for concern. When it comes to what’s causing your teeth to develop white spots, there are a few underlying causes behind why […]

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How to Safely Whiten Teeth at Home
July 1, 2018

Just a simple scroll through social media can lead to patients seeing posts about how to get a beautiful, white smile all while only using common household ingredients. While it’s true, you can achieve a bright white hollywood smile from the comforts of home, it’s definitely not recommended to dig through your pantry to make […]

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You’ve probably been hearing the phrase “twice a day for a full two minutes” for most of your life when it comes to how long and how often you should be brushing your pearly whites. But other factors can lead to the need for you to brush more often than the American Dental Association generally […]

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction Healing Hacks
May 23, 2018

Getting your wisdom teeth removed has become something of a right of passage for adolescents and young adults, and it’s one of the most common dental surgeries performed. Most patients’ wisdom teeth erupt between the ages of 17 and 25, while some patients’ never erupt (or never form in the first place). If you’re preparing […]

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Is This Cavity-Fighting Candy For Real?
May 6, 2018

Every adult can remember their parents telling them as a child that eating too much candy will rot their teeth and leave them with a mouthful of cavities. And if you are a parent now yourself, you probably catch yourself citing this same statement to your own children. Certain types of candies are worse for […]

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If you’ve suffered from dental anxiety for years, your teeth unfortunately have probably suffered too. Staying away from the dentist office in order to avoid what might happen once you sit down in the dental chair will likely lead to missed opportunities for the dentist to catch issues while they are still small, and inexpensive. […]

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Do This Today to Reduce Your Risk of Cavities
April 12, 2018

The choices you make every day in your daily life and diet affect your systemic health, but they also determine the state of your mouth and how healthy your teeth are. If you’re frustrated every time you leave the dentist’s because the condition of your teeth seems to always be less than perfect, it’s time […]

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Will My Dental Insurance Cover Implants?
March 18, 2018

If your dentist recently recommended a dental implant to replace a missing tooth and restore your smile, the first two questions on your mind were more than likely “How much is this going to cost me?” and “Is this going to be covered under my dental insurance?” Read on to learn about what to expect […]