Wisdom Teeth

Most of us have our wisdom teeth emerge in our late teens or early 20s. This can be a painful experience, and despite the name, they aren’t known to boost our IQ! They were given this name because of their late arrival – when we’re said to reach a more mature age. Wisdom teeth are the third and final sets …

Mouthguards

All it takes is one hit – it doesn’t even have to be that hard – to damage your smile. If you lead an active lifestyle, you already know that accidents happen. Not even professional athletes are immune to injury! One third of all dental injuries are sports related, according to the American Dental Association. But you can protect yourself! …

Brushing and Flossing

It’s absolutely a must to brush and floss daily to maintain your oral health and keep that smile sparkling. Just like after buying a new car, regular maintenance is necessary for longevity. But did you know … it’s possible to overdo do it? Some people use too much force (up to a pound of pressure!) while brushing their teeth and …

Dental Implants

Losing one or more teeth can make you self-conscious about your appearance. In addition to being dissatisfied with your smile, these gaps can make routine tasks, such as eating, difficult. It can even change the appearance of your face (even with your mouth closed). But there is a permanent solution, and it’s called a dental implant. In the US, more …

Teeth Whitening

As we get older, teeth can change color due to several factors. But our whitening procedure can turn back the hands of time to restore that bright contagious smile everyone will notice! How do teeth change color? There are three main causes of discoloration: Extrinsic – This is when the enamel is stained by beverages or foods. Smoking is also …

Nocturnal Bruxism

Between 30 and 40 million U.S. children and adults grind their teeth at night (nocturnal bruxism). This can be from stress and anxiety or caused by dental problems like missing or crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. Why is this a problem? Grinding sounds associated with nocturnal bruxism awaken and alarm sleepers in the same room as the tooth-grinderThe pressure …

Loosely Speaking

Dentures are a solution that many people turn to when they are missing some or all of their teeth. And like the rest of your teeth, they need regular attention – and maintenance. Regular attention: When you’re fitted with artificial replacements for all your teeth (dentures) or just some of your teeth (partials), look for signs of loosening or irritation. …

Teaching Your child To Brush

Excellent oral health is something we all aspire to and it starts with a good homecare routine. Brushing twice a day for two minutes, flossing daily, rinsing after meals and snacks with plain water, and attending regular dental visits is vital. As parents we need to teach our children many things. Here is a primer to help you start early …

What Your Mouth Tells Me – More than just words

This is a really important bit of information, so I’m very glad you’re reading this blog! Did you know that up to 90% of systemic diseases “show up” in the mouth? That’s a pretty incredible statistic and it’s why your regular dental checkups are often your first line of defense against systemic disease. The mouth is the gateway to the …