Developing Good Dental Hygiene In Kids

One of the best ways to ensure that your children avoid dental issues in the future is to start them out with great dental hygiene habits. If your kids grow up knowing how to properly care for their teeth, they can avoid cavities and other problems down the road. Just as importantly, you will help them avoid having a fear of the dentist. Here are some of the best ways to instill strong dental hygiene habits in your children: Read More 

3 Options To Choose From When Your Child Has A Cavity On A Baby Tooth

When your child'spediatric dentist informs you your child needs a filling on a primary tooth, you may be wondering why the dentist would even want to fix this tooth. After all, it's just a baby tooth. The trouble is if you do not get the tooth fixed, the problem could get worse. When this happens, there are three options you have to choose from, but fixing the tooth is your best bet. Read More 

4 Tips For Fighting The Tooth Sensitivity Battle

Having sensitive teeth or gums is a common problem, whether it is a temporary problem in the weeks following a dental procedure or you have long-term problems with cold or sweet foods. A good oral care routine and lifestyle modifications that specifically target reducing sensitivity can have long-lasting effects on your comfort and dental health. Invest In The Right Toothpaste Your average toothpaste is not enough to help with sensitivity and some types can make the problem worse. Read More 

Hey, 20-Somethings: Oral Cancer Is A Thing

The 20-something years are often the life season in which young adults are pretty sure they know everything. It is the decade of making independent life decisions in areas such as college, career, and relationships. Unfortunately, many 20-somethings fail to heed the advice they learned in early childhood about the importance of seeing a dentist, believing they are impervious to the serious consequences of neglecting oral care. Further, the warnings they received about smoking (or chewing) tobacco are sometimes brushed aside. Read More 

Why Dentists Use Composite Fillings Instead Of Silver Ones

If you have silver-colored fillings (amalgams) in your mouth, chances are they have been there a while. Most dentists no longer use silver fillings because better options are available. If you find out that you have a cavity, you will need to get it fixed by having it removed and replaced with a filling. When this process takes place, you will most likely receive a filling that is white. White fillings are generally made of a composite material and offer benefits over silver fillings. Read More