Bruxism: Back to the Old Grind

Do you wake up with pain in your jaw or headaches? These can be symptoms of bruxism, more commonly known as tooth grinding. Bruxism is a common problem in adults and children, and can lead to serious problems if not treated. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to reduce tooth grinding. Bruxism has… Read more »

Bleaching Gel Can Whiten Significantly Stained Teeth

Dark stains on your teeth from things like tobacco use, dark foods and drinks can leave you with an unappealing smile. The depth and degree of staining on the teeth in your smile will go a long way towards determining which whitening products and procedures are called for to effectively whiten your smile. It’s a… Read more »

Correcting Bad Breath

Do you suffer from halitosis, which is commonly called bad breath? There are a variety of methods to reach a mouth that feels fresh and clean. Brush and floss more often. The buildup on your teeth, which is called plaque, collects the bacteria that causes halitosis. Be sure to brush your teeth twice daily and… Read more »

Dental Tooth Bleaching Procedure Creates the Whitest Smile Possible

It’s not uncommon for age, tobacco use, or dark foods and drinks, to dull your once bright white smile. Many people with dull or stained teeth choose to investigate their whitening options. Before starting any whitening regimen, you should first talk to your dentist. They are trained to help guide and assist you in reaching… Read more »

Insights on Getting a Root Canal

A root canal, also known as endodontic therapy is a procedure for repairing the root of a tooth that has become damaged or infected. Most root canals happen in two stages. At our office, we will want to take X-rays to help us determine how serious the root is damage or the infection is. If… Read more »

Are Mouthguards Right for You?

What would it be like if you suddenly found yourself missing a few teeth? Did you know that if you play sports, this is a real possibility? To help you keep your smile safe, we recommend wearing a mouthguard when you play any sport. Please don’t misunderstand; this includes contact sports like hockey and football,… Read more »

Guardians Of The Night: How A Night Guard Can Protect Your Teeth

When you sleep, your teeth have the opportunity to rest and rebuild after a long day of chewing and speaking. However, if you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, they do not get the rest they need. In fact, this grinding and clenching (called bruxism) can cause jaw pain, headaches, and broken teeth…. Read more »

How To Floss Your Child’s Teeth

Your teeth need to be flossed at least once a day, and this is the same case with your child’s teeth. Baby teeth are important for speaking, chewing, and acting as a placeholder for permanent teeth, so it is very important that they are kept healthy through good oral hygiene practices. However, you may find… Read more »

Toothbrush Bristles Over Time

Be glad of the toothbrushes we have today, you wouldn’t believe what people used to use for toothbrush bristles in the past. No Toothbrush, No Bristles The ancient Egyptians invented the fist kind of toothpaste around 5,000 B.C., yet they failed to invent a toothbrush to put this toothpaste on. Since there is no evidence… Read more »

Read to Your Kids and Improve Their Dental Health

A child who learns great dental health habits becomes an adult with great dental health habits. To this end, the American Dental Association sponsors “National Children’s Dental Health Month” every February, in hopes of raising awareness among children (and their parents) about the importance of maintaining good oral health. But how can a family incorporate… Read more »