Six Warning Signs That Signify Gum Disease

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on November 25, 2014

Most people care about the appearance and health of their teeth.  From a young age, we are taught to brush twice a day, floss regularly and go to the dentist for scheduled checkups.  As a result, most adults have healthy, attractive teeth as well as a beautiful smile.  What most people don’t realize is that… Read More

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Did You Know That A Dentist Can Help Treat Sleep Apnea? Here’s How!

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on October 23, 2014

If you experience frequent fatigue and irritability when you’re awake, and loud snoring when you fall asleep, you may suffer from sleep apnea. This sleeping disorder occurs when a person stops breathing repeatedly during their sleep (usually up to 10 seconds or longer). When this happens, the brain and the rest of the body may… Read More

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5 Common Culprits of Stained Teeth

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on September 25, 2014

Everyone wants a bright, healthy smile! Yet many patients find that their teeth are slightly discolored or stained, even though they are devoted to the daily habit of brushing and flossing their teeth. What gives? Here are the five most common culprits that cause tooth stains. Tobacco Use and Smoking The chemicals in cigarettes and tobacco are… Read More

Categories: Dental Tips, Tooth Whitening

4 Tips for Strengthening Your Tooth Enamel

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on August 18, 2014

When tooth enamel becomes weak your teeth become susceptible to problems like cavities, chipping, and sensitivity. While you can’t regenerate tooth enamel there are things you can do to stop the weakening of your enamel and help to strengthen and re-mineralize it to avoid additional damage. Learn how to keep your teeth in their best… Read More

Categories: All Posts, Dental Tips, Dry Mouth, Grinding Teeth

3 Tips for Properly Storing your Toothbrush

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on July 17, 2014

Our bathrooms can be filled with germs, yet most of us store our toothbrushes there. Since the main role of brushing is to keep our mouths clean and bacteria free, where you keep your toothbrush and how you take care of it can make a difference in your oral health. Here are a few tips… Read More

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4 Things That Could be Causing Your Dry Mouth

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on June 20, 2014

Saliva plays an important role by moistening and cleansing out your mouth in order to digest food. Saliva also prevents infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth. However, when not enough saliva is being produced we can experience dryness of mouth, which is uncomfortable and can lead to bad breath and infection. Fortunately,… Read More

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How to Floss Correctly

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on May 27, 2014

Plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Thankfully flossing daily can help prevent both. If you know how to floss correctly, plaque and food particles can be easily removed from places that a toothbrush can’t reach (such as under your gums and between teeth). Flossing only takes a couple extra minutes to… Read More

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April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on April 21, 2014

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a time when the dental community comes together to shed light on the serious disease that affects more people than you may think. While it may be thought of as a rare form of cancer it actually causes over 8,000 deaths per year or the equivalent to one… Read More

Categories: Oral Cancer, Oral Cancer Screening

3 Considerations For Picking the Best Toothpaste to Meet Your Needs

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on March 21, 2014

Brushing our teeth is something we all do on a daily basis making toothpaste a definite household item. A reoccurring question many dentists get is what the best type of toothpaste is. There are so many options out there for toothpaste these days it can be a bit overwhelming when choosing which one is right… Read More

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3 Ways You Could Benefit From a Night Guard

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on February 24, 2014

If you suffer from nightly jaw clenching, tooth grinding, or TMJ symptoms, you know how uncomfortable the side effects can be.  Self-care practices at home such as eating softer foods, minimizing extreme jaw movements, treating pain with heat or ice packs, or controlling jaw tension with relaxation techniques can sometimes ease the discomfort.  Night guards,… Read More

Categories: Grinding Teeth, TMJ

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