Do I Need a Dental Exam or Cleaning?

We understand that dental appointments can feel inconvenient or make you anxious. Even if you notice no problems with your teeth and gums, procrastinating a cleaning or an exam is really not a good idea. Attending a cleaning or exam every six months helps you keep your teeth and gums in good condition. Regular cleanings remove plaque that you may... read more »

Reinvent Your Smile with Gum Disease Treatments

  Optimum oral health insurance that you are not only taking care of your teeth but you're taking care of your gums as well. Because plaque buildup in your mouth can severely hinder your oral health, not only are your teeth at risk but so too are your gums. A condition in which your gums are slowly damaged over a... read more »

Invisalign® for Your Healthy Smile

When it comes to aligning your smile, Invisalign® is not only good for your teeth but your oral health as well. The American Dental Association (ADA) has found that an aligned smile is good for your overall health, as well as taking care of those oral issues incurred from a misaligned bite, including chewing difficulties, problems with the jaw, and wear... read more »

Understanding the Progression of Gum Disease

Gum disease is the inflammation and infection of the gum tissues that needlessly afflicts the oral health of millions of Americans each year. When poor oral hygiene habits fail to remove plaque and stray food particles from your teeth and gumline, they inevitably harden into tartar. This constant bacterial exposure at the gumline causes inflammation and a potential infection of... read more »

Oral Health: Healthy Smiles for a Lifetime

If you desire a healthy smile for a lifetime, it is certainly within reach. In fact, maintaining oral hygiene habits for good oral health is important as you age, because as you age, the higher your risk for cavities and gum disease. Dry mouth is a common side effect of taking prescription medications, and healthy saliva flow is vital for... read more »

Can Teeth Weaken With Age?

Do you ever worry about your teeth? Do you ever wonder if there’s anything you can do to keep your teeth healthy and strong? If so, good for you—but did you know what happens to your teeth as you age? More importantly, do you know what you can do now to make sure your teeth are healthy when you age?... read more »

Make Sure to Include Your New Crown in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

Your new crown restores the full function and appearance of a tooth that was fractured, damaged or suffered from severe tooth decay. Even though your new crown is made from materials that are not subject to tooth decay, it will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine. Bacteria, food particles, residual sugar in the mouth develop... read more »

Plaque: The Substance that Destroys Teeth and Gums

Dental plaque is the sticky, tooth-colored film that forms on the teeth and makes your smile feel fuzzy. You can generally notice this film when you have not yet brushed your teeth. What causes plaque? Plaque develops on your smile when you consume carbohydrates, like sugars and starches. These foods give the oral bacteria the ammo to attack the smile,... read more »