Break These Bad Brushing Habits

You may think you’re keeping your smile healthy just because you brush your teeth each morning, but if you have bad brushing habits, it may be ineffective or even doing more harm than good. Here are some bad brushing habits to kick to the curb. Using the wrong kind of toothbrush: Toothbrushes that are too…

4 Fun Teeth Facts

You probably recognize that your teeth affect your appearance and help you to chew properly, but there are many more fascinating facts about the teeth that you may not realize. Here are a few interesting points about your teeth. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. Comprised of numerous layers of minerals,…

What Happens When You Don’t Floss?

Have you been forgoing flossing because you feel like it’s unnecessary or you can’t make enough time for it in your oral hygiene routine? You’re probably doing your smile an injustice. Here’s the harm that can happen when you don’t floss every day. Floss is an essential tool for removing the sticky plaque film from…

How Teeth Change with Age

As with the rest of our body, our teeth will change as we grow older. Aging has many effects on oral health, including our teeth. While our teeth are very strong, our modern diets and lifestyle habits will affect their structure over time. Our practice is committed to helping our patients establish and maintain good…

What causes tooth sensitivity?

The zinging sensation you feel from tooth sensitivity can be due to a myriad of causes. A visit with the dentist will determine why this is happening to you; and what can be done to bring you relief. One of the most common causes is due to gum recession. When the part of the tooth…

What is bruxism and why does it occur?

Bruxism occurs when the patient grinds their teeth or clenches their jaw on a regular basis. Grinding and clenching often begins during periods of sleep, so the action is done subconsciously. The patient might not even realize what is happening until their next visit with the dentist when the damage they have done is readily…