What are my options for replacing a missing tooth?

Did you know that on average, adults between 20 and 64 have three or more decayed or missing teeth?  Besides being a cosmetic issue, large spaces between teeth can affect speaking and eating.  Teeth adjacent to the missing tooth will move…

New Year’s Resolutions for Better Dental Health

Do you have New Year's Resolutions?  Here are a few resolutions that will lead to better dental health in 2015 and beyond: 1) Quit Using Tobacco. Tobacco use causes stained teeth, dulls your sense of taste and smell, causes slower healing…

What to do in case of a dental emergency

Everyone knows that accidents happen. Knowing what to do when a dental emergency happens can be the difference between saving and losing a tooth.  In any dental emergency, it's vitally important to see your dentist as soon as possible.…

4 Myths About Gum Disease

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1) Gum Disease is uncommon. Gum disease is actually very common.  According to the CDC, half of all adults over 30 have some form of gum disease.  Gum disease is an infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth.  It is caused by plaque,…

Teeth Whitening in Time for the Holidays

During the holiday season, there are endless photo opportunities with family and friends.  And of course we all want to look our best!  If you want a beautiful, bright, white smile for holiday photos this year, now is the time to make an appointment…

5 Common Concerns for Elderly Dental Patients

1) The Link Between Medications and Cavities Cavities are most often associated with the teen and young adult years.  Many older adults are surprised to develop cavities later in life, especially if they've had good oral hygiene habits and…

Dental Health Myths

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Dental health changes as you age. Bone loss and gum disease can affect your quality of life.  Here are two common myths about dental health and aging: Myth One:  It doesn’t matter if I get calcium from my food or from supplements—it’s…

Anxiety About the Dentist? You’re Not Alone

Studies indicate that between 10 and 25% of adults avoid visiting the dentist because of anxiety.  There are different sources of this anxiety: Bad previous experiences Claustrophobia Fear of injections (Trypanophobia) If you avoid…

Pregnancy and Oral Health-What Expectant Moms Need to Know

Pregnancy affects the whole body and it's important for expectant moms to take good care of their dental health.  Elevated levels of estrogen and progesterone can cause gum tissues to overreact to plaque.  "Pregnancy gingivitis" appears as…

DIY Teeth Whitening, Yay or Nay?

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Everyone wants white teeth. The bright white smile is a long-standing fashion trend, and if you spend any time on Pinterest, you've probably seen a number of "DIY Teeth Whitening" pins that guarantee to whiten your teeth at home for only…