What You Really Need To Know About Xylitol And Tooth Health

24 December 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

If you are constantly looking for ways to keep your teeth healthy while still enjoying sweet treats, you have likely come across products containing xylitol instead of sugar, sucralose, or other sweeteners. Xylitol has a reputation for preventing tooth decay, so it's been showing up in more and more products. But you must use it wisely to ensure you get the best result. Here's what you need to know about using xylitol and whether it would be a good addition to your tooth care routine. Read More 

3 Ways To Keep Your Teeth White With Braces

8 December 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Braces help to give you straighter teeth, allowing you to feel more confident in the quality of your smile. Another component of an attractive smile is healthy, white teeth. One concern for someone with braces is that the parts of the teeth that are not covered with bars and brackets will be a different color when the braces finally come off. It is important to practice good oral hygiene and to eat a healthy diet when you have braces to ensure that you have beautiful teeth at the end of it all. Read More 

Oral Health While Smoking: Giving Your Mouth A Fighting Chance

18 November 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

For oral as well as general health, it is recommended that you don't smoke or use nicotine products at all. However, there are an estimated 42.1 million adult smokers in America. Smoking puts added strain on the mouth by increasing the risk of such diseases as oral cancers, periodontal disease and ulcers. As a result, smokers need to take extra precautions when taking care of their oral health. So if you are among the millions of people who regularly, or even occasionally, enjoy a cigarette, pipe, cigar or chewing tobacco, here are some things you can do to give your mouth and oral structures a better chance at health. Read More 

How To Care For Your Child’s Teeth After A Pulpectomy

28 October 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Getting a pulpectomy isn't fun for anyone, but making sure that the tooth or teeth involved in the procedure are properly cared for is essential for your child's dental health all the way up into their 20s or later. The placement and health of all baby teeth is critical for your child's adult teeth to grow in comfortably, safely, and perfectly aligned, and getting a pulpectomy can make this goal more difficult to attain. Read More 

Pros And Cons Of Dental Veneers Versus Dental Crowns

14 October 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Dental veneers and dental crowns are both cosmetic dentistry methods used to correct imperfections and improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers and crowns can be made of similar materials, but the application methods and coverage area are quite different. How do you know whether veneers or crowns are right for you? Here are a few of the pros and cons of veneers versus crowns, but you should always consult with your dentist to find the right fit for your specific needs. Read More