What Causes Canker Sores?

Canker sores are usually not serious, but they can be a real pain. A canker sore is a small and shallow ulcer that erupts inside our lips or around the oral cavity. The specific, definite cause of most canker sores is still unclear, but there…

Protecting Yourself Against Oral Cancer

If there were a quick and painless way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the mouth of someone you loved, would you want them to try it? What if that person were you? The truth is, as uncomfortable as it may be to even think of the word “cancer,”…

Choosing the Right Toothpaste

A lot of folks ask us what toothpaste we recommend. Our answer? Any fluoride toothpaste that will help you maintain a good oral health routine! We know you have a million and one choices facing you in the toothpaste aisle, and it can be…

How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

Living with diabetes often means having to be especially attentive to healthcare and the prevention of infections. Successful management of blood glucose levels can make a world of difference in the systems of the body, and unsuccessful management…

Are you anxious about Dental Care? How Sedation Dentistry Can Help

If the thought of going to the dentist fills you with fear or anxiety, you’re not alone. Many people experience “dental anxiety,” often to the point where they will neglect care or avoid making regular appointments entirely. But this only…

Mouth Guards Matter: Protecting Your Child’s Mouth During Spring Sports

Spring is here, and so are spring sports! While you’re shuttling your little ones back and forth between practices and games, or making sure their helmets and pads fit well and do their job, it’s a good idea to consider the role that mouth…

8 Reasons to Love Your Smile

You’ve probably heard the expression that, “you’re never fully dressed without a smile.” Or perhaps you’ve heard “Smile, it’s free therapy!” Both of these smiley sentiments hold more truth than you may realize! Smiling improves…

6 reasons why you should see your dentist twice a year

The American Dental Association recommends that all adults visit their dentist for a checkup every six months, but why? Is it really that important to make an appointment twice a year? The short answer ? Yes, it absolutely is. You see, regular…

4 Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers

If you’ve considered porcelain veneers to take your smile up a notch, you’re not alone. Because of their stunningly realistic appearance, customization, and functionality, porcelain veneers are one of the most popular ways to correct a number…

Maintaining a Healthy Holiday Smile

There is nothing quite like a smile to express joy and excitement during the holiday season. While most folks are focused on gatherings, gifts, and grub, dentists and dental hygienists everywhere are focused on the impact all the extra treats…