Why is Oral Health important for men?

Why is Oral Health important for men? Men are less likely than women to take care of their physical health and, according to surveys and studies, their oral health is equally ignored. Good oral health recently has been linked with longevity. Yet, one of the most... read more

What is Invisalign?

What is Invisalign? Invisalign® is a state-of-the-art alternative to braces that is virtually undetectable to other people. Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, customized removable appliances called “aligners” without the hassle of brackets or... read more

When Should My Child First See a Dentist?

When Should My Child First See a Dentist? Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is the best way to prevent problems such as tooth decay, and can help parents learn how to clean their child’s teeth and identify his or her fluoride needs. After all, decay can... read more

What causes bad breath?

Bad breath happens to almost everybody, even to people who don’t care to admit it. While chronic bad breath (also known as halitosis) might have more serious causes, occasional bad breath can be prevented fairly easily with good oral care. WHAT CAUSES BAD BREATH? In... read more

What To Expect When Getting A Filling

What To Expect When Getting A Filling When your dentist tells you have a cavity, you really do need a filling to protect the tooth from further decay. When To Opt For Dental Filling In fact, if left unfilled, a cavity will only get worse and the decay might ultimately... read more

Diet and Periodontal Disease

Any food product that contributes to the growth of dental plaque has the potential to cause inflammation associated with periodontal disease that results from bacterial buildup in tooth biofilm (plaque). One of the sugars most responsible for enhancing plaque... read more

Diet, Caries, and Dental Erosion

Diet, Caries, and Dental Erosion Many years of research have established that dietary factors are directly related to dental caries and erosion. Significant risk factors for these abnormalities include fat and sugar intake in both children and adults. In fact, not... read more

Prevention and Treatment of Gingivitis

How To Prevent And Treat Gingivitis Fortunately, gingivitis is relatively easy to treat if you identify it early. The treatment starts with a trip to your dentist or dental hygienist for a thorough professional cleaning to remove tartar and plaque. Tartar is a hard... read more

Don’t Ignore The Signs Of Gingivitis

Don’t Ignore The Signs Of Gingivitis Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease, or periodontal disease. If you ignore the signs of gingivitis because you don’t recognize them or because you are worried about seeking care from a dentist, your condition will probably... read more

Dental Scaling and Root Planing Explained

Dental Scaling and Root Planing Explained   If you have a stubborn case of gum disease, your dentist may recommend a dental procedure called dental scaling.  This will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and help your gums regain health. The scaling process... read more