Category Archives : General Oral Health

Get the Facts on Bruxism: 5 Things Every Patient Should Know About Teeth Grinding

There are approximately 40 million Americans who live with bruxism today. Could you be one of them? Here are a few things you should know about this relatively common oral health issue. 1. Bruxism can often occur in your sleep. Shockingly enough, you could be a teeth grinder and not even realize it! Most people […]

Is it Time to Throw Away Your Toothbrush?

Brushing your teeth is one of the most important ways you maintain your oral health. However, if you’re brushing your teeth with an old or dirty toothbrush, you might be doing more harm than good. Answer the following five questions to see if it is time to swap out your toothbrush for a new one! […]

How to Alleviate Your Fear of the Dentist

Fear of the dentist is more common than you may think—about 9-15% of American adults suffer from it, in fact. However, avoiding the dentist as a result of dental anxiety can have serious impacts on your oral health. Therefore, consider trying the following methods to reduce your dental anxiety prior to your next appointment. Read […]

5 Ways to Know if You Have a Cavity

If you haven’t been able to visit the dentist for a while or you’ve noticed some abnormalities in your teeth, you might be wondering if you currently have a cavity. While the best way to diagnose a cavity is to see your dentist, there are a few signs you can look for in the meantime […]

Common Oral Health Issues in Seniors (And How to Prevent Them!)

As we age, there are a number of oral health issues that may crop up. The good news is that there are also ways to prevent these problems from causing long-term damage to your oral health. To help maintain your oral health at any age, make sure you’re taking the proper preventative measures against these […]

Your Child’s Back-to-School Dental Refresh

The new school year is starting, and that means new books, new backpacks, and new clothes for your growing kids. But the start of the next chapter in your child’s life should also mean a trip to the dentist for their twice-yearly checkup. As you’re refreshing your little ones’ wardrobes and responsibilities, don’t forget to […]

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Correctly? Your Questions Answered!

Chances are you’ve been brushing your teeth since you were a toddler. However, even with years of experience in this part of your dental hygiene routine, some questions can always crop up! Here are a few answers to common questions we hear about brushing your teeth. Q: How often should I buy a new toothbrush? […]

If You’re Asking Yourself Any of These 5 Questions, It May Be Time to Visit the Dentist!

We understand that sometimes it may be easier to ignore an oral health issue and hope it goes away. However, if you’re asking yourself any of the following questions, it is probably better to schedule a dentist appointment sooner rather than later! 1. “Why are my teeth sensitive to hot and cold temperatures?” If you’re […]

Want to Keep Your Teeth White? Be Sure to Avoid These Foods!

A bright white smile can leave a lasting impression. So when our patients come in for a professional whitening treatment, they’re thrilled to find we can brighten their teeth up to 10 shades whiter. Once we’ve finished applying the Boost whitening system, however, we often hear the same question: how can I keep my teeth […]

All About Sugar: Tips for a Teeth-Friendly Halloween

The arrival of fall means one thing: Halloween! From costumes to pumpkin carving, there are plenty of fun activities to do this upcoming spooky holiday! However, one of the greatest challenges that a parent can face is the sugary treats that are handed out during Halloween night. Below, are some of our recommended tips for […]