Three ways Nail Biting affect your Oral Health

It seems like most people have at least one bad habit. When I was younger mine was nail biting. I have since grown out of it and I’m so glad I have since now I know there are things that could affect your mouth and teeth. 

The first thing that can be affected are your front teeth. The enamel on your teeth is pretty strong but if you’ve bitten your nails before you know how strong they can be also.   Read more »

The Whitening Process

Everyone wants whiter teeth. Zoom is an in office whitening procedure. If you are not up to date with you dental cleanings we always recommend having one done prior to getting Zoom. 

Let me tell you the process that happens with Zoom whitening. 

Your scheduled appointment will take approximately two hours. First, your hygienist will take an impression of your teeth…Which will be used to make whitening trays for you to take home along with a syringe of waiting gel for maintenance.   Read more »

5 Reasons to See your Dentist

 

So many of us have busy lives and end up putting off our needs because of lack of time. One thing you should not do is put off seeing your dentist when you’re having problems with your mouth.  Here are 5 signs you should buzz the doctor for an appointment. 

  1. Tooth pain- when a toothache starts it’s very difficult to ignore it. At first you try to deal with the pain with homemade remedies but if the pain persists it maybe time to call the doctor.
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Protect your lips

Whether outside working in your yard or on the beach catching some rays, SPF should be a very important part of your daily routine.  

If you have ever gotten a sunburn on your face or lips and he would agree it’s painful and no fun.

Protecting your face and the rest of your body is pretty self-explanatory when it comes to sun damage and cancer, but many people often forget about their lips. Read more »

Sour Lemons

What is more refreshing than a nice slice of lemon in your water or a piece of fresh orange?

With summer just around the corner and fruit in full bloom make sure you’re paying attention to how much you are eating and using in your water.

Certain citrusy fruits can be one of the leading causes to dental erosion.

Teeth have a very strong enamel; however, that enamel can be weakened and compromised when they are exposed to too much acidic substance. Read more »

Grinding and Night Guards

Have you ever woken up with a sore jaw? Are you getting earaches or neck aches? 

You may be grinding your teeth at night.

Teeth grinding, better known as Bruxism, usually occurs while you’re asleep ;however,  can happen while awake. 

The causes of Bruxism are not clear but stress is one possible cause. Other things that are thought to be associated with teeth grinding are anxiety, sleep apnea and misaligned teeth. Read more »

The ins and outs of a root canal

So you’re at the dentist, and in pain. Two words come out of the dentists mouth… Root canal. What are your first thoughts?? 

Well I’m here to calm those thoughts and tell you a little bit about root canals.

First off, there are many different reasons for needing a root canal. A few of those causes include deep decay, a chip or crack in the tooth, or trauma to the tooth that may have caused damage in the pulp area. Read more »

Why is a Sonicare/electric toothbrush better then the old standard?

Have you ever used a Sonicare toothbrush? If the answer to that is Yes then you understand how glorious the experience is. If you answered No then you should definitely make a trip into the office and purchase your very first. 

The Sonicare has a variety of oral benefits.  First off, you can help your teeth to become naturally whiter. At the speed the bristles go back-and-forth it helps to diminish stains which are difficult to remove. Read more »

Pregnancy and your Oral Health

So you have a bun in the oven… Should you be continuing your oral hygiene care?

The answer to that is absolutely! 

Make sure if you have started or discontinued any medications during your pregnancy, you inform your dental provider. 

Teeth may become more prone to decay during pregnancy due to many factors such as an increase of carbohydrate intake or morning sickness. Your normal dental routine may be disrupted due to a more sensitive gag reflex, Read more »

What do you know about Periodontal Disease

Believe it or not, Periodontal disease is very common. This disease has a wide range starting from simple gum inflammation down to the loss of tissue and bone that help to support our teeth.

Keeping good oral health is very important when keeping periodontal disease under control. Plaque is a huge factor in periodontal disease. Our mouth’s harbor bacteria that form on our teeth, also known as plaque. That plaque builds up and turns into a hardened substance known as tartar. Read more »