What are Dental Caries, and What Can I Do About Them?

Dental caries are simply another term for run-of-the-mill "cavities." So, what you can do to keep from getting them is just what your mother told you. Don't eat too much sugar, brush and floss every day, and see your dentist regularly. Once you have them is another matter altogether. If... Read more »

What Soda does to your Teeth

Soda is one of the most popular drinks in America. Adults and kids alike drink hundreds of gallons of soda every year. Aside from the other health problems it can cause, soda also does a real number on your teeth. There’s a reason our dentists, Dr. Sellers, Dr. Platt, Dr.... Read more »

Why you Need Regular Checkups

A regular dental checkup consists of having your teeth cleaned, x-rays taken to ensure there aren’t any cavities and advice given on your brushing and flossing habits. Aside from the x-rays, what can’t you do on your own at home? This is a common thought process we encounter a lot,... Read more »

Oral Health Quiz: Thumb Sucking

When you think about the risks associated with thumb-sucking, it is important to realize that not only can it cause problems to a child's teeth or even affect the alignment of their teeth, it can even lead to changes in the roof of their mouth or present harmful bacteria and... Read more »

Oral Health for the New Age: Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

Are you familiar with the links between pregnancy and your oral health? Due to the fact that a pregnancy can greatly increase your risk for several types of oral hygiene and oral health risks, you will need to improve and enhance your cleaning care and lifestyle to prevent further dental... Read more »

Fluoride Supplements Can Help You Maintain Strong Teeth

The health of your teeth can have a significant impact on your overall quality of life. At the same time, healthy teeth rely on strong tooth enamel to help break down food efficiently while also resisting tooth decay. A consistent daily oral hygiene routine and regularly attending your dental checkups... Read more »

Tobacco-Stained Teeth Often Require Professional Whitening

Using tobacco introduces a plethora of tar and complex chemicals to your mouth. Over time, these chemicals can have a profoundly negative effect on the health of your mouth and the appearance of your teeth. Frequent tobacco users are at heightened risk of suffering from these problems; however, even occasional... Read more »

Mouthguards Make Teeth Safer

Unlike football and hockey, many sports do not require mouthguards for safe play. Yet, so much pain and suffering would be alleviated if more did. Everyone should agree that protecting the teeth and keeping them where they belong, in the mouth, is the happiest outcome. Not surprising, studies show that... Read more »

A Tooth with a Failing Dental Filling Needs to Be Professionally Treated

Dental fillings are commonly produced from composite resin, metallic amalgam, a gold alloy, or special dental grade porcelain. They are typically married to the surrounding tooth enamel to effective repair a physical defect, or cavity that affects the tooth’s enamel layer. If you struggle to maintain a good oral hygiene... Read more »

Signs of Erupting Wisdom Teeth

Have you wondered if you have wisdom teeth? And how will you understand when it's right to remove them? There are some things you can monitor to tell if you have wisdom teeth but to really recognize them, you should consult a dental professional. Try a couple of these at-home... Read more »