The Problem with Dry Mouth

If you experience dry mouth you are not alone. Dry mouth is a common problem stemming from a decrease in saliva produced by the salivary glands. It can arise as a side effect of medication or by a condition that directly affects the salivary glands. Proper saliva production is vital because it helps prevent tooth decay by neutralizing acids produced... read more »

Do You Have Receding Gums?

Do you have red, swollen, tender or bleeding gums? Or have a bad taste in the mouth that won’t go away, along with bad breath? These are indications of gum disease, especially if you can actually see your gums receding from the teeth. What are receding gums? This is when the gum tissue surrounding teeth pulls back from the tooth, exposing... read more »

Do Your Pearly Whites Look More Like Pearly Yellows? Try Teeth Whitening!

Everyone wants to have a white smile, but you may notice that your pearly whites have started to look more like pearly yellows. You always want to look your best, so here is some information about the substances that stain teeth and how you can reverse this process. What Causes Tooth Stains? How does a white, shining smile darken and... read more »

Your Smile and Teeth Sensitivity

  What can you do about teeth sensitivity? Fortunately, our dentist will be able to give you specific advice—however, not before discovering the root of your problem. To help you know what to expect, we’re happy to give you an idea of what to expect. Would you be surprised to learn that your teeth could be sensitive because you are... read more »

Routine Care Tips for Your Crown

A crown essentially replaces the enamel of a tooth that has been damaged by injury or tooth decay. Most crowns are made from materials like gold, base metals or porcelain, which are not subject to tooth decay. While the crown itself is not subject to these problems you still need to offer it routine care to maintain the gums around... read more »

Causes of Gum Disease

Gum disease is caused by improper oral hygiene. When plaque and bacteria linger in your mouth to long, it inflames the gums and causes an infection. Gum disease is not always painful but it’s still a serious condition. In fact, many people are unaware they have gum disease until the symptoms become extremely severe. If left unchecked, gum disease can... read more »

How Dental Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

Do you wish you had a smile you can be thankful for this holiday season? If so, you are not alone. Our team is here to tell you about dental veneers and how they can truly enrich your smile and boost your confidence. That is why more people are turning to dental veneers in order to have the perfect flawless... read more »

Brush Up on Oral Care

There are many reasons why people go to the dentist. Unfortunately, too many people wait until they have severe pain or tooth decay before they take the time to schedule an appointment. However, it’s important to remember your oral health care needs. Oral care is often overlooked as the busy holidays approach. With sugar on the rise, cavities are not... read more »

All You Need to Know About Properly Wearing Dentures

Dentures are strong, successful appliances that can improve your smile’s appearance and oral health, but there are times when the appliance slip and slide around your mouth, making the denture inconvenient and bothersome. To help you during these times, we are happy to provide the following denture tips: 1. Eat the right foods: When you first start wearing your denture,... read more »

Space Maintainers: Guiding Your Permanent Teeth into Place

Space maintainers are beneficial appliances that save your child’s smile if they have lost a baby tooth prematurely. Although not every child needs a space maintainer if they lose a tooth, it is wise to consult with the dentist and decide if this is the best option for your child’s smile. Space maintainers are small, successful appliances that fill the... read more »