Four Types of Teeth and How They Function

Your teeth play very important role in every day activities. They Are needed to eat, speak and stay healthy.

First off, there are two stages and sense of human teeth. The first our primary, or baby, teeth and the second our permanent, or adult, teeth. These teeth develop in different stages and although have different timing each set of these teeth are similar.

There are four different types of teeth with very important roles to perform in your mouth. Read more »

Picking the Perfect Shade for Whiter teeth

I don’t know about you but I love make up. Sorry man but unless you’re wearing lipstick this blog is not for you. Here is a handy guide to help your smile look whiter.

First off wearing lipstick works similarly to other types of color correcting. Depending on the problem area, other make up is worn with warm or cool tones to correct different imperfections on the face.
Choosing a shade that helps bring out the white in your teeth can be a difficult thing. Read more »

Surprise! Your Oral health can affect your heart

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a disease involving the blood vessels and the heart. It represents almost 29 % of all deaths in the United States. Gum disease and heart disease have many similarities, for example, inflammation is common in both cases and can contribute to narrowing coronary arteries and also breaking down the tissue that holds teeth in place. There has been research recently that suggests there is an association with CVD and gum disease. Read more »

Six Links to Depression and your Oral Health

  1. A high percentage of patients who reported depression also reported an aching mouth. Also half a bit it to having their teeth to be in fair or poor condition.
  2. Depression can lead to temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders that can cause restriction of jaw and even pain.
  3. If you are taking medications for depression, the side effects can increase the risk of periodontal disease, oral infections and tartar buildup. Other side effects may even weaken teeth and gums and cause them damage.
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Six Tricks for Avoiding scary Halloween Treats

  1. Be selective with what you let your kids have. Some candies can cause damage to your teeth so try to avoid those at all costs. Some examples are caramels or hard candies, anything chewy or acidic. Try to stick with chocolates as they are soft, easy to eat and won’t stick on your teeth.
  2. Teach your children to eat in moderation. This isn’t just for Halloween but considering the amount of candy children receive,
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Scraping your Tongue: The Benefits

Believe it or not our tongue is a vital part of our oral and overall body health. Keeping your tongue clean is a very important part of your oral hygiene. The easiest way to do that is to brush your tongue. What you may not know is that our tongues hold over 10,000 taste buds, And double the amount of bacteria. Bacteria that hide out on our tongues can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. Read more »

When and why to extract a tooth


First off a tooth should never be extracted unless a dental provider has been consulted. With that being said there are specific reasons why it’s a better idea to extract the tooth. Most dental providers will not extract a tooth without discussing the pros and cons. Many will also recommend getting an implant in place of that tooth. An implant will help to keep healthy bone around the site where the original tooth was lost.   Read more »

Six quick dental tips

  1. Soft bristle toothbrushes.   Soft bristle toothbrushes are best because they do not cause gingival recession
  2. Discard brushes after sickness.   Toothbrushes can have microbal buildup, which can make you sick all over again. 
  3. Don’t brush too hard.     Over brushing can erode enamel and irritate gums. After time it can cause an increase sensitivity and recession of the gums.
  4. Drink lots of water.   Water is not only important for overall health,

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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 »