4 Symptoms of Gum Disease to Watch Out For

Did you know gum disease is one of the top causes of tooth loss in adults? Gum disease, or periodontal disease, can easily be treated in early stages but how do you know if you have it? Read on below for the tell-tale signs that your gums are in need of professional care. Tartar buildup This is by far one of the most important signs that you’re heading towards gum disease. If plaque isn’t cleaned properly, it hardens over a process of 24 hours and the resulting tartar can only be removed by a professional. This is why you’re always … Continue reading

4 Reasons Why Invisalign is Perfect for You

Want to get that beautiful smile and straight teeth you’ve always wanted? There are different options you could choose from to get there but Invisalign is by far one of the best on the market! Here are some of the advantages of this option: It’s invisible Traditional braces aren’t very well known for their ability to be aesthetically pleasing- in fact, most people avoid braces because they fear the social anxiety it will cause. This is where Invisalign’s greatest advantage comes into play. They are completely clear, allowing all adults or young adults who opt for this method to go … Continue reading

Your Quick Guide to Dental Veneers

Are you ready to up your confidence and give yourself a complete smile makeover? Dental veneers might be the perfect choice for you! This cosmetic treatment, usually created in sets of 6 or more, consists of custom-made shells of material bonded to the surface of your teeth to improve their overall appearance. Still on the fence? Here’s everything you need to know: Placed on healthy teeth This isn’t a restorative treatment but rather a cosmetic adjustment to healthy teeth. If you have any pre-existing oral health issues like cavities or gum disease, you’ll definitely want to get these treated before … Continue reading

Fillings or Crowns: Which One is Best For You?

Have your teeth been looking worn down as of late? Or the dentist has just informed you of a cavity? If you’re on the edge between opting for a filling or a dental crown for that tooth, we’ll lay out a few determining factors on the table. Here’s what you need to know: The Damage First and foremost, you need to have a good idea of how much damage you’re dealing with. Is this a big crack or a lesser worrying worn down tooth? This matters because fillings are the go-to solution for smaller areas of decay whereas a crown … Continue reading

3 Reasons to Consider Dental Bonding

Have you been wondering how to get that dream smile? One of the best and proven dental procedures out there with the most impact on your smile is dental bonding! What exactly is dental bonding? This is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a tooth-colored putty to mould against your teeth to hide any underlying issues. It’s most commonly used to mask problems like: • Chipped teeth • Misshapen surfaces • Gaps between teeth • Exposed roots Much like white fillings, dental bonding tends to fuse to the tooth but you can rest assured that there’ll be no reason for … Continue reading

Healthy Teeth

Put Some “Teeth” Into Your Resolutions It’s that time again—the beginning of the New Year when resolutions are in full swing. We’d like to wish our patients a healthy and happy New Year and give you a few dental-inspired resolutions to consider in 2020. Commit to flossing. Brushing twice each day isn’t enough to keep plaque under control by itself. If you aren’t a consistent flosser—the New Year is the perfect time to form a new habit. Become a nonsmoker. Did you know that smoking increases your risk of developing gum disease? Plus it raises your risk of countless other … Continue reading

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Will Sweets Sour Your Smile? While we know it’s nearly impossible to stay completely away from those oh-so-tasty treats around the holidays, do your best to protect your smile by limiting your intake. You should also be cautious about biting into hard candies like peanut brittle or candy canes so as to not chip a tooth or two. Common candy offenders that can leave our teeth coated in sugar long after you’ve enjoyed them include chocolate covered pretzels, pies, marshmallow and caramel-based sweets and cookies. Remember to brush your teeth frequently this holiday season. If you don’t have a toothbrush … Continue reading

How to Take Care of Your Dentures

How to Take Care of Your Dentures For a lot of people, dentures are a part of everyday life. But when it comes to maintaining your dentures, there are a few steps you should take to look after them for years to come. Whether you have been wearing dentures for a while or are just learning how to care for your new teeth, here are a few helpful tips to keep them as good as new. 1. Brush your dentures daily. This is necessary to help remove food and plaque. If you regularly use denture adhesive, you’ll want to clean … Continue reading

Four Secrets of a Healthy Smile

Four Secrets of a Healthy Smile Have you ever wondered how someone with a beautiful smile keeps it gleaming? Or maybe you want a healthier smile and aren’t sure where to start? If you’ve ever found yourself a victim of smile envy, consider these four points to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. 1. A bright white smile isn’t always healthy. In fact, there is such a thing as over bleaching which can lead to oral health problems. If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, it’s important to learn about your options and the best treatment for you. … Continue reading