Shift Into Your Dream Smile With Invisalign

Invisalign® is a remarkable, modern-day orthodontic system that consists of a series of virtually invisible plastic retainers which cover the teeth, slowly realigning them into their proper positions. These retainers (also called “aligners”) can be removed for eating, brushing teeth and flossing, posing for photographs, and so forth. We use a custom-made series of aligners… Read more »

Preventing Tooth Decay with Dental Sealants

It’s not uncommon for the biting surface on your back teeth to have deep pits, fissures and contours. This can make these areas quite hard to clean. If plaque and food particles linger in these areas, it increases your chances of developing large cavities. This often requires large fillings that could prove to be problematic… Read more »

How to Properly Remove an Object that Is Stuck in Your Gums

It’s rather common for pieces of food like popcorn hulls, meat fibers, seeds, and fruit peels to get stuck between your teeth. Your chances of getting something stuck between your teeth increase if you have a habit of chewing on fingernails, pencils, and pens. Small pieces can sometimes break off and get uncomfortably stuck! If… Read more »

Including Your New Dentures as part of your Oral Hygiene Regimen

The new set of dentures Dr. fitted you with, represents a serious investment in restoring the full function and appearance of your teeth. Even if you only have dentures replacing your top or bottom teeth, they will still need special focus in your oral hygiene routine to help them last for many years to come…. Read more »

How to Properly Deal with a Lost Filling

Fillings are made from artificial materials that are not subject to normal tooth decay. While a filling is intended to last a long time, it’s not uncommon for one to be lost or fall out. Large fillings and old fillings tend to fail more easily than small fillings. This is often a product of the… Read more »

Brushing 2X a Day

What happens when you skip brushing? It might not seem like a big deal if you fall asleep before brushing your teeth from time to time or if you sacrifice brushing your teeth in order to be on time for work in the morning. However, each time you don’t brush your teeth allows more plaque to build… Read more »

How to Properly Deal with a Cracked Tooth

The enamel layer of your teeth is composed of a microscopic mineral crystal structure that is very hard and durable. Unfortunately, there are still times when something like a fall or a blow to the face can cause a crack in the enamel layer of one or more of your teeth. A sharp or persistent… Read more »

How to Effectively Clean Your Tongue

If you have dentures, or you have struggled with chronic bad breath in the past, cleaning your tongue as part of your daily oral hygiene routine can benefit your oral health. Your tongue has a lot of rough surfaces that can harbor bacteria, which might make it easier for plaque to form in your mouth…. Read more »

A Partial Can Restore the Function and Appearance of Multiple Lost Teeth

If you have multiple teeth in one spot in your mouth that have been lost or compromised due to advanced gum disease, fractures or severe tooth decay, it can have a serious impact on your quality of life. While the loss of function certainly impedes your ability to chew food, it can also cause you… Read more »

Key Considerations for a Truly Effective Oral Hygiene Routine

Poor oral hygiene from inadequate oral care promotes tooth decay and increases your chances of developing periodontal disease. There are several key considerations in a truly effective oral hygiene routine. This extends to the quality of oral hygiene products you use, frequency of brushing, the effectiveness of your flossing technique, and attending your regular dental… Read more »