Why Tooth Care is So Important Even When They're Healthy

  • 4 Reasons For A Deep Dental Cleaning

    29 July 2015

    Your dentist may choose to treat chronic gum disease with a deep dental cleaning.  A deep cleaning is not the same as the routine cleanings that you receive every six months. The procedure scrapes away plaque and bacteria that are located below your gum line. Here are a few reasons your dentist may suggest a deep dental cleaning: You have deep pockets in your gums. When you visit your dentist, he or she will examine your gums for signs of pockets, which are trenches that form where the teeth and gums meet.

  • 4 Ways to Maintain Dental Health That Don't Involve Going to the Dentist

    2 July 2015

    Going to the dentist, while necessary, is probably not your favorite activity. One of the best ways to minimize your visits to the dentist is to have good oral care at home. You've probably heard all the typical oral health tips before: brush twice a day, avoid sugary foods and drinks, and floss regularly. While all of these tips are important to follow, there are other, easier steps you can also take to maintain your oral health.

  • Make Toothbrushing More Effective With These 5 Tips

    9 June 2015

    Brushing your teeth is one of the things you do on a regular basis, if you're like most people. However, you need to be sure that you're doing the right things when you brush, so your teeth and gums can be at their best. Here are some brushing tips to make the process more effective. Start with a Soft Bristle Toothbrush You may feel compelled to choose hard bristles when selecting a toothbrush, but many times soft bristles are a better choice.

  • 3 Preventative Dental Services You Should Never Skip

    13 May 2015

    While every type of dental service is important, preventative dental services rank near the top. Preventative services are the things that dentists do at checkups to help people keep their teeth strong and healthy. These services are designed to prevent problems in the future. Here are three of the most common types of preventative services you should have done every six months. Teeth Cleaning Over time, residue left on your teeth can turn into plaque.

  • Fluoride: The Game-Changing, Cavity-Fighting Chemical Compound

    14 April 2015

    Prior to the discoveries of fluoride in the 1900s, about 95% of the population suffered from painful cavities. The addition of fluoride in public water systems and in oral hygiene products has since changed the face of dental health. What is Fluoride, Anyway? Fluoride is an abundant, naturally-occurring chemical compound found all across the globe. It has remarkable chemical properties that, when combined with the enamel on your teeth, actually "

  • Dental Treatment Tips When Your Baby Has Natal Teeth

    24 March 2015

    If your baby was born with teeth already in place, these are called natal teeth. The teeth usually appear on the lower gum line and can either look like shrunken down baby teeth or like yellowish sharp cone shapes. Development of baby teeth can cause feeding problems, resulting in malnutrition, and cuts to the tongue due to sharpness. The dental treatment route depends on the type of natal teeth your baby has and how the teeth are impacting the baby's comfort and development.

  • Dental Implants: Take Caution If You Have These Conditions

    6 March 2015

    If your missing tooth makes you feel self-conscious, a good solution would be a dental implant. However, if you have a medical condition, you might need to take caution. High-Risk Patients There are some patients who might need to be more careful when getting dental implants or any other type of prosthodontics. If you have any of the following conditions, you may need extra care or treatment: Periodontal disease Diabetes Heart valve defect Periodontal Disease