What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Many dentists divide up their services between the categories of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Restorative deals with restoring teeth and cosmetic is all about improving aesthetics, so what’s the deal with preventive dental care? This type of dentistry focuses on preventing dental issues by keeping teeth and gums healthy from the get-go. Rather than […]

Family Activities that Promote Good Oral Health Habits

Let’s face it, kids just don’t understand the importance of dental hygiene at such a young age, and brushing teeth can be quite the hassle for some parents. If your tiny tot is not excited about brushing, then we have a few tips that can help make the process more fun and exciting! Take a […]

Do you have to toss your toothbrush following an illness?

Do you Have to Toss Your Toothbrush Following an Illness?

When you’re sick, your germs spread quickly: to doorknobs, to light switches, to your personal computer and even through your air conditioning. When you recover from an illness, what happens to your toothbrush? Do you think you can reinfect yourself with your germs after an illness if you don’t thoroughly disinfect your brush? Read more […]

Woman getting a dental exam with the text April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral cancer can be spotted in a dental check-up or during a teeth cleaning. Your dentist and dental hygienist are both trained to spot signs of oral cancer. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, earlier detection usually does correlate with higher survival rates. With April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, it is the perfect time […]

A Parent’s Tips for Getting Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

It’s been said that you can never be unhappy when brushing your teeth! If you disagree, maybe the first step toward encouraging your child to brush is to find things that you appreciate about your oral health. Sharing a positive attitude about the process goes a long way, but if you’ve tried sharing your own […]

Does Tooth Decay Run in the Family?

Does Tooth Decay Run in the Family?

Everybody’s mouth is different. In fact an imprint of your teeth is just as unique as your thumbprint, yet you’ve noticed that almost every member of your family has cavities. Regardless of how thoroughly you brush and floss, it seems like cavities keep being diagnosed. So what gives? Does tooth decay run in your family? […]