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5 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

5 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

If you’re dreaming of a whiter smile, you’re not alone. Many patients report they want a brighter smile. That can be on your mind even more leading up to big get-togethers and events like holidays. There are lots of options available, but it can be difficult to know...

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Back to School Dental Appointments

Back to School Dental Appointments

Getting school supplies, new clothes and planning lunches. The list of things to get done before school starts can seem endless, so it’s important to prioritize what’s necessary. Here’s why back to school dental appointments should be at the top of the list. Before...

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What to Do if You Have an Abscess

What to Do if You Have an Abscess

Dental abscesses are one of the most common reasons people seek emergency dental care. Learning about the warning signs of a dental abscess can help you to catch the symptoms early and avoid further discomfort and infection. Let’s talk about what to do if you have an...

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Caring for Your Teeth on Vacation

Caring for Your Teeth on Vacation

Summer can take us to many new directions and places. With all the fun and change, it’s vital to keep up with the important parts of your normal routine to ensure that you’re taking good care of your wellbeing and health. Let’s talk about how that includes your teeth...

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5 Ideas to Help with Sensitive Teeth

5 Ideas to Help with Sensitive Teeth

Tooth discomfort is never fun, especially when you’re trying to enjoy your favorite food and drinks! If ice cream is making you wince, there are some things that might help. Here are 5 ideas to help with sensitive teeth and get you back to enjoying the foods and...

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Best and Worst Foods for Dental Health

Best and Worst Foods for Dental Health

The way that we choose to eat can affect us in many ways, including our dental health. Some foods can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease, while others can help to fight plaque. Let’s discuss some of the best and worst foods for dental health so you can make...

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Is Water a Good Source of Fluoride?

Is Water a Good Source of Fluoride?

Since the early 20th century, scientists have been studying the effects of fluoride in relation to tooth decay and cavities and discovering that it can remineralize the enamel of teeth and help make them more resistant to decay. Scientists began linking fluoride that...

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Is Gum Disease Curable?

Is Gum Disease Curable?

Have you suddenly noticed that your gums appear red, puffy or swollen? Do they feel tender when touched? Do they bleed easily when you floss or brush or do you notice pink on your toothbrush after brushing? Does it feel increasingly painful to chew? If so, you may be...

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5 ways to Calm Dental Anxiety

5 ways to Calm Dental Anxiety

Many people struggle with fear of the dentist. If you’re feeling nervous or even scared before going to the dentist and looking for ways to calm your nerves, you’re not alone. It’s important to us that our patients feel comfortable and we have some suggestions that...

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How to Upgrade Your Oral Hygiene Routine

How to Upgrade Your Oral Hygiene Routine

A new year is upon us again and you’ve probably got the itch to upgrade your life. Maybe you’re considering prioritizing self care, or investing more time in activities that bring you joy, or maybe you have new goals to exercise more or learn a new skill, maybe you’re...

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3 Ways to Whiten Teeth

3 Ways to Whiten Teeth

Searching for ways to get a brighter smile? You’re not alone. Many things can lead to our teeth losing their natural brightness. Americans spend billions of dollars a year on professional teeth whitening and at home whitening products. Each has their own pros and...

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5 Acidic Foods You Should Avoid

5 Acidic Foods You Should Avoid

We all know what we eat has an impact on our teeth, and can affect tooth decay. But are some foods more harmful than others? What foods should you avoid? Acid is one of the more destructive foods that can contribute to tooth decay. So if this is the case what are some...

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Opening Our Heart This Holiday Season

Let me take you on a trip back in time. The year is 2004 and the Groves’ little family of three was about to change. Unbeknownst to them, their decision to become foster parents would soon set off a series of events that would ultimately take their family of three and...

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Brushing Habits

Brushing Habits

The most important tooth-brushing habit is to use it twice each day, brushing for two minutes. But there are a few other habits, some good and some bad, to remember. Here they are… It’s possible to keep a toothbrush in use for too long. As a rule, it’s safe to...

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Habits to keep Your Mouth Healthy and Happy

Habits to keep Your Mouth Healthy and Happy

There are several everyday habits that can damage our teeth. We know that overconsumption of sugar, poor brushing/flossing habits, and drinking too little water can cause tooth decay. But there are other things that can harm our teeth, a few of which may or may not...

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Sealants to Fight Tooth Decay:

The main way to ward away tooth decay and dental disease is to brush teeth twice daily, and floss at least once. However, even a careful brusher may miss the nooks and crannies on the tops of teeth. Molars especially can have an irregular shape, and in the spaces...

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