A Smile a Day

Tend to that toothache.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 by

Abscessed teeth can affect your overall health when left untreated. Abscesses are an oral infection at the root of the tooth.  It can be caused by severe tooth decay, deep filling work, medical conditions that weaken the immune system, trauma, or fractures and breaks that may allow bacteria to travel to the pulp.  Symptoms can

Dry mouth is a feeling of not enough saliva present in the mouth. Its technical term is Xerostomia (Zera-stomia). Symptoms of a dry mouth can include: Saliva is an important attribute to the mouth. It helps with digestion, protects the teeth from decay, controls bacteria and makes chewing and swallowing easier. There are several causes

Go Wireless

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 by

On May 8, 2017 our office is having an Invisalign sale!  Have you been longing for a straighter, brighter smile? Are your teeth difficult to clean? Is the position of your teeth causing wear? This is the perfect opportunity to save $1000 while obtaining the smile you need and deserve. Invisalign is a clear appliance

Sports are an excellent form of exercise. Playing sports brings out endurance, talent and speed.  It takes training and practice each day.  When you learn the rules and correct forms to advance in your sport or sports, you’re protecting yourself from injury.  Your teeth should also be protected via use of a mouth guard. Mouth

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 by

April is oral cancer awareness month. In our office we do an extensive oral cancer screening, checking lymph nodes and glands on the neck.  We evaluate the soft tissues in the mouth including tongue, cheeks, lips, floor and roof of the mouth, and the tonsil area. During the evaluation we check for abnormal lumps and

Tartar vs plaque What’s the difference?   Tartar is composed of 4 minerals, cellular and extra cellular matrix. The cells are mainly bacteria and several species of yeast.  Tartar is a calcified deposit that forms on the teeth.  It is a nidus for plaque and can also create a breeding ground for plaque. It can

How lucky!

Friday, 10 March 2017 by

Advancements in dentistry have come a long way.  Dentistry dates back with evidence to 7000 B.C. The first dental filling was made with beeswax.  Barbers and general physicians were the ones to perform dental procedures prior to dentistry being its own profession. Barbers usually limited themselves to extractions.  Dental fillings weren’t introduced until the late 17th

Sensitive teeth.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 by

Teeth may become sensitive when dentin, the second layer of tooth structure, is exposed. If the tubules, (small microscopic porous holes in the tooth structure) open, then heat and cold temperatures can trigger nerve pain, as well as acidic and sugar foods. Dentin can be exposed by receded gums, fractured or chipped teeth, wear from

Fluoride

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 by

Fluoride is a natural element found in many things.  There are two different kinds of fluoride. They include topical and systemic. Topical is your most common type of fluoride, found at the dental office and at home products.  Topical is applied directly to the tooth structure.  It can be used in the dental office though gels,

Give Kids a Smile Day.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 by

February 15, 2017 we are holding our 8th annual, “Give Kids A Smile” day!  Each year in February or March we dedicate a half day to provide children 17 and younger with a cleaning, exam and xrays at no cost.  If your child has further needs, we will schedule them at a later date for

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