Top 5 Reasons Summer is Smile Season
Summer, that delightful time of year when the sun is shining and the beach is calling your name, is just around the corner. Just thinking about those vacation days spent reading in hammocks and sipping on fresh lemonade… Read More
Make Brushing Fun
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month It’s the perfect time to start teaching your kids about great brushing habits that will last a lifetime. It’s also an excellent opportunity for parents themselves to learn more about the paramount… Read More
What is the best diet for healthy teeth and long life?
More and more research has emerged demonstrating the correlation between dental health and your overall health. We asked you to look over the lunches of the dentists and the staff and decide which one you thought was better… Read More
My three year-old refuses to brush her teeth. Any ideas for how to convince her?
Here are a few ways to encourage your kid to brush their teeth that we’ve compiled. Hopefully some of them will work! 1. Play this YouTube video while they brush. It’s 1.33 minutes long – just the… Read More
American public gets a ‘D’ on basic oral and dental health quiz
Is sugar-free gum really good for your teeth? If I lay an aspirin next to my painful tooth, will it lessen the pain? When should my child see the dentist for the first time? Turns out these questions… Read More
My husband snores so loud our neighbors can hear him. I’ve heard dentists can help with that – can you?
Waking up the neighbors is definitely loud enough to be of concern. Snoring is annoying, but it can also be dangerous. Snoring is one of the tell-tale signs of sleep apnea – the condition that causes one to… Read More
If cavities are caused by bacteria, why can’t I eat sugar?
Jelly beans, Chocolate, and Peeps, Oh My! Like most of us, Mutans Streptococci, our bacterial villian, loves sweet treats. With Easter just around the corner he is firing up his jackhammer and getting ready for a feast! Sugar… Read More
I’ve heard that cavities are contagious? Is that true?
What causes cavities? Sugar right? Well, sort of. Ultimately the cause of cavities is bacteria that feed on leftover morsels of food in your mouth. Imagine them as tiny little creatures that love to eat and the more… Read More
The hygienist recommended x-rays for my teenager, but I’m reluctant to allow that. Can’t you see cavities visually?
We understand the concern, but digital x-rays are ultra low dose images, and allow us to see developing cavities long before they are visible to one’s eye alone. Once you become aware of a cavity, either through a… Read More
How can I schedule dental appointments for my large family?
We have many large families in our dental practice, and with school, activities, work, etc, it is a scheduling nightmare for dental appointments. If that sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place. We have up to 4 hygienists… Read More