Dental Health

Gingivitis: Are Your Gums Trying to Tell You Something?

Posted August 13th, 2019

Gingivitis, very simply, is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection

Posted June 27th, 2019

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common,

What Are Those Bumps? Oral Tori

Posted May 13th, 2019

Unusual shapes and growths can be alarming anywhere in the body. If you’ve noticed hard bumps growing in your mouth, you might have oral tori. What are Oral Tori? Tori (or a single torus) are bumps in the mouth made

TMJ: The Root of Your Pain

Posted March 27th, 2019

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ.  That sounds more familiar—you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it. TMJ

Is Flossing Really Necessary?

Posted March 13th, 2019

How do you feel when you see that little plastic floss container in your medicine cabinet? Eagerness to achieve that clean feeling in your mouth? Or regret over a habit you have trouble keeping? Did you get excited about recent

Good, Clean, Wholesome Family Dentistry

Posted February 13th, 2019

You love your teeth. You brush them twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist regularly. Right? We love your teeth, too! In fact, there’s so much to know about caring for your oral health that dentistry

The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

Posted December 27th, 2018

Fresh breath sets the tone for every moment of your day: first thing in the morning, before an important meeting, after working out, or just before bed. Whether you prefer cool mint, invigorating cinnamon, or herbal anise, it’s your favorite

Dental Implants – A Security System for Your Smile

Posted December 13th, 2018

Your mouth is an intelligent system made to work with every piece doing its part. When you’re missing a tooth, the empty spaces are more than unsightly; they can be dangerous. Your other teeth, your gums, and even the bones

Oral Health Tips at Every Age

Posted November 27th, 2018

A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t

Is it Time to Straighten?

Posted November 13th, 2018

When to Straighten Your Teeth There are a lot of reasons to straighten your teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when