How to Prevent Tooth Decay

tooth-decayEating habits and food choices can lead to tooth decay or cavities. Studies show that snacking on sugary foods and sipping sugary drinks all day long can damage your teeth. Plaque is a very sticky substance that adheres to a person’s teeth. Over time, the acid in the plaque will start to dissolve a person’s tooth enamel. This in turn leads to holes in the tooth, which are known as decay. There are a few measures you can take to prevent tooth decay.

Brush Your Teeth Daily
One of the most important things you can do is brush your teeth regularly and correctly. That is the first and foremost way to prevent against cavities, tooth decay and other unwanted germs in your mouth. Continue reading

Natural Oral Care Solutions for Whiter Teeth

white-teethOver the years as we grow older the enamel in our teeth begins to fade which results in staining and yellowing of the teeth. Many people resort to teeth whitening procedures to brighten their smiles back to their original shade. However, there are some things that you can include into your diet that can help brighten your smile.

• Pears, Celery And Apples – The high water content of pears, celery and apples helps stimulate saliva and cut down on acidity. Saliva helps clear your mouth of food debris, keeping your pearly whites clean.

• Water – Not only is water a good idea for health in general, it also boosts dental health. Water contributes to a white smile by decreasing acidity in your mouth. Acids can damage tooth enamel. Continue reading

I Want to Change the Shape of My Teeth: What Are My Options?

mouthwashA person’s smile has the ability to change their whole outlook on life. A winning smile is often seen as a sign of confidence. If you have unsightly, crooked or discolored teeth, your confidence level may not be at its full potential. This is where cosmetic dentistry can help.

What Treatment Options Are There For Changing The Shape Of My Teeth?
There are several different treatment options that can be used to help you get the look and shape for your teeth that you prefer. Whether you would like your teeth to be a little longer, have smaller spaces between your teeth or to repair and cover up chips. Continue reading

Mouthwash: Good or Bad for Your Teeth?

mouthwashYour dental health is important to you, and that is why you want the very best products to make it into your dental care routine. While you may have already found the best toothpaste or toothbrush, you may still be struggling to complete your dental care routine with a high-quality and enjoyable mouthwash.

Types Of Mouthwash

• Therapeutic Mouthwash
This type of mouthwash is meant to fight off dental diseases like tooth decay and periodontal disease. These will have antibacterial and anti-plaque properties. By reducing plaque and tartar you will decrease the risk of periodontal disease as well as decrease gum inflammation. Continue reading

TMJ Disorder: How to Relax The Jaw by Eating Right

tmjIf you suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, you know how painful it can be to chew certain foods. There are many possible treatment options to help alleviate the pain caused by TMJ disorder. One such treatment option is to modify your diet to see what affect that has on your TMJ pain.

Foods To Eat That Help With TMJ Disorder
The following soft foods can help you avoid opening your jaw too wide and putting extra tension on your jaw:
• Yogurt
• Soup
• Mashed potatoes
• Beans Continue reading

Signs You Should Visit Your General Dentist

dentistRegardless of your age, maintaining good oral health is important. While it is recommended you visit your dentist twice a year to keep your mouth healthy, there are some symptoms that require immediate attention.

Hot And Cold Sensitivity
Sensitivity or pain while drinking hot or cold beverages has many causes, including tooth decay, worn fillings, fractured teeth, gum disease and damaged tooth enamel. Continue reading

Options for Missing Teeth

dental-bridgeWhether you have a missing tooth or you are facing an extraction, you will have many tooth replacement options. We will discuss the pros and cons to each treatment. The condition of a patient’s mouth is definitely a contributing factor to what solution will work best. During your consultation, we will explore what would work best for your mouth and why. Below are options for replacing missing teeth.

Dental Bridge
A dental bridge can replace one or multiple adjacent missing teeth. Bridges usually use surrounding teeth for support, so these teeth will need to be strong and healthy. Continue reading

Why do I Need a Dental Implant?

dental implantsA wide variety of people benefit from dental implants. They are perhaps the most permanent and best functioning of all the teeth-replacement dental solutions. But are they right for you?

Whether from sports accidents, car accidents or any accident, teeth can get knocked out, leaving a person with embarrassing gaps and some difficult decisions.

Depending on the severity of the issue, we will offer suggestions as to what the best route to take. If the jaw has been damaged, there may need to be a healing time before implants can be considered. Dense, healthy jawbone is vital for a successful dental implant. Continue reading

What Are the Advantages Of Porcelain Veneers?

porcelain veneersWith the many advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, there are now many options for dental patients desiring everything from a subtle change to a complete smile makeover. One of the most popular options are porcelain veneers.Porcelain veneers can quickly and dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth.

Our patients have used porcelain veneers to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including:
• Chips
• Cracks
• Stains
• Worn teeth
• Uneven teeth
• Mild tooth misalignment Continue reading

Cosmetic Procedures to Achieve a Beautiful and Healthy Smile

healthy smileIf you are self conscious about your smile and are wondering what options are available to you, you came to the right place. Whether your smile is hindered by teeth that are short, long, chipped, broken, discolored, misaligned, or have a gap, there is a cosmetic procedure available that fixes it and gives you the celebrity smile you have always wanted.

Zoom is a whitening process completed in one hour. This procedure is quick, effective and safe and will lighten your teeth up to eight shades. Continue reading

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