What is Involved in a Deep Dental Cleaning? (Scaling and Root Planing)

Root planing and scaling is a procedure that dentists use to treat gum disease. In general, if you are diagnosed with periodontitis, a gum disease that develops as a result of a buildup of plaque and tartar below the gum … Continued

Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards Help Stop Teeth Grinding at Night

Nighttime teeth grinding is a problem for many people, especially as we get older because our teeth become more brittle. Left untreated, teeth grinding, or bruxism, can lead to many other problems, such as teeth sensitivity, cracked teeth, headaches, TMJ … Continued

When Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

The toothbrush is the most effective tool in the fight against cavities and gum disease, but toothbrushes must be changed on a regular basis. Here are some facts about toothbrushes and some the reasons why they must be changed. How … Continued

A Smile Makeover

A smile makeover is an evaluation of a patient’s teeth and how best to make the smile more attractive while tackling any oral health issues. Some of the more common services used in a smile makeover are explained below. Crowns … Continued

Professional Whitening with LUMIBRITE

Everybody loves the idea of having bright, beautiful teeth, but for many, keeping the “white” in “pearly whites” is a constant battle against stains. For those disenchanted with less effective at-home products, hope is on the horizon with a chairside … Continued

Tooth Brushing Basics

Regular brushing is essential in maintaining a healthy smile; however, thousands of people are either brushing in vain or, in many cases, not brushing at all. While busy schedules can cause small tasks like this seem unimportant, they will eventually … Continued

Dental Health Tips at Halloween

Within a short time, kids all over America will excitedly don their spookiest and indulge in the tradition of trick-or-treating. However, while they’re in the back seat discussing which houses give the best candy, you’re silently cringing. You know how … Continued

Dental Sealants For Children

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are essentially painted on the chewing surface of the teeth to protect them from tooth decay, plaque and bacteria. Sealants are normally applied in the grooves of the back teeth, molars and premolars, which … Continued

The Advantages of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is the process of a resin, or other plastic materials, being adhered to the teeth and then set with a special kind of light. This procedure may be done for cosmetic purposes such as cracks or chips in … Continued

Possible Causes of Toothaches

Dental Medical History

The experience of toothache pain is distinctive and, in cases of severe pain, can seem interminable. The decision to get in to see a dentist can depend upon the cause of the pain. When in doubt, however, err on the … Continued