8 12, 2019

Dental Emergencies & Mouth Guards

By |2019-12-08T17:29:26+00:00December 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The best way to prevent a dental emergency is to avoid them from happening in the first place. There are some steps to reduce risk of dental emergencies such as: • Use scissors, never your teeth to cut things. • Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candies • Finally, wear a protective mouthguard when participating in recreational activities or sports. Your dentist can create a mouthguard that is custom to your mouth and can [...]

8 11, 2019

Flu Season

By |2019-11-08T17:57:48+00:00November 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kids are back in school, leaves are changing color and the flu virus is beginning to gain steam. Public Health officials in this country are expecting a bad flu season given how severe and early the flu has hit Australia this year. Protect your family, friends and co-workers by getting your flu shots early this year. We want our patients young and old to have a healthy flu season. Also, we don’t want to miss [...]

7 06, 2019

Teething

By |2019-06-07T20:33:22+00:00June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When kids begin to get their teeth it can be a difficult time for both parents and the baby! Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of serious injuries to children and infants caused by bracelets and necklaces marketed to families as methods to relieve teething pain. Unfortunately, these products have caused chocking and strangulation in some children. Teething jewelry can be made of a variety of materials including wood, marble, silicone [...]

7 05, 2019

Oil Pulling…. useful or not?

By |2019-05-07T20:30:36+00:00May 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recent media reports have indicated the health benefits of oil pulling. Oil pulling is the practice of swishing oil in the mouth and some claim this daily routine can protect and whiten teeth. The practice of oil pulling has been around for centuries, and has been practiced in countries such as Asia and India. Typically, a small about of oil is taken into the mouth, and swished around and through the teeth for 1 to [...]

7 04, 2019

Xylitol Chewing Gum

By |2019-04-07T20:27:53+00:00April 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you suffer from dry mouth chewing sugar free gum may help increase your saliva flow. Many Americans suffer from dry mouth which can have multiple causes, including prescription drug use. People who have dry mouth are at greater risk of developing cavities. Chewing a sugar free gum, especially gum that contains Xylitol, can increase saliva flow and help prevent cavities. When choosing sugar free gum, look for the American Dental Association (ADA) seal so [...]

7 03, 2019

Mouthguards

By |2019-03-07T20:25:20+00:00March 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Well, this winter turned out to be a wet one. Who else besides me is ready for spring?! As the weather gets warmer and we begin to dry out from this winter, many of our youngsters will return to playing outside more. With an increase in outdoor recreational activities and sports comes the occasional injury. Mouthguards can help prevent, or lessen the severity of facial injuries to the jaw and mouth. In particular, mouthguards help [...]

1 11, 2018

Tooth Whitening Trends

By |2018-11-01T15:58:28+00:00November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You may have seen advertisements, or your favorite celebrities using all sorts of “natural” products to whiten their smile. It may be tempting to think of these products might be safe, or better than traditional whitening products found at the market that are approved by the American Dental Association, but in fact some of these natural products may cause more harm than good. One of the most popular scrub now is activated charcoal. It appears [...]

1 10, 2018

What are Root Canals?

By |2018-10-01T22:20:43+00:00October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teeth have nerves just like other parts of the body. When bacteria cause cavities in teeth they can irritate the nerve of the tooth. This happens when cavities get deep inside the tooth. When cavities are caught early, we can use fillings to restore teeth. By the time cavities get really painful, those affected teeth may require root canals. During a root canal, we numb the affected teeth and remove the nerve and blood supply [...]

1 09, 2018

What is a crown?

By |2018-09-01T21:57:38+00:00September 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Most people know crowns as “caps” on teeth. The goal of any tooth restoration is to preserve as much tooth structure as possible. Small cavities can be fixed with fillings. When cavities get too large to be fixed with a filling, a crown becomes a good solution to restore a tooth. Very large fillings on teeth increase risk of fracture. Caps or crowns are effective restorations for large cavities because they cover the whole tooth, [...]