Making Dental Appointments Easy for Kids

Here are our additions to these great tips from the Delta Dental Tooth Fairy:1) Make their first trip to the dentist around their first birthday.  Kids who get used to dental visits as young toddlers have an easier time than kids who…

When should children have their first dental visit?

According to a 2009 study, most children in the U.S. don't see a dentist until they over two years old.  This is far later than recommended by medical and dental professionals.  The study found that the average age of children's first dental…

Chemotherapy and Dental Care

Cancer sucks.  Sadly, 40% of people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lives. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with cancer, there are some things you should know about how cancer treatment can affect dental health.Chemotherapy…

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…