The Importance of a Dental Exam

Visiting Premier Dental Associates for regular exams twice a year (or otherwise recommend by our dentists) is important for your health. Dental cleanings ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. Dental exams can also detect other dental issues such as tooth impaction and loose teeth. Let’s take a closer look: Tooth Decay  Some areas of your teeth are hard …

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve the smile you always wanted! From veneers to teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry can help improve your teeth’s appearance, mood, and confidence! Let’s take a look into the world of cosmetic dentistry and its main procedures: Invisalign Dr. Steven Ritholtz will help you achieve the smile of your dreams! Uniquely designed for your situation, you will wear …

Summer Treats that Harm Your Teeth

Summer is finally here! That means fun in the sun and spending time outdoors with family and friends. The summer season is also filled with sweet and refreshing foods, such as ice cream. But, be careful; these treats can be harmful to your dental health. Let’s take a closer look: Soda, Lemonade and Ice Coffee  There’s nothing better than relaxing …

Wisdom Teeth: Post-Op

Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third molars, commonly grow in between the ages of 17 to 21. There are a number of reasons why you may have needed to have your wisdom teeth removed, such as: Your wisdom teeth may be impacted (when they remain partially beneath your gums or jaw) There is not enough room in your mouth to …

What is Wearing Down your Enamel?

Your tooth’s enamel is the strongest substance in your body. Keeping your enamel strong is important because it protects your teeth when chewing and crunching foods. However, over time our daily habits cause our enamel to weaken and break down. Let’s take a closer look:  Food and Beverages  When acids from food and beverages wear down our enamel, this is called …

Brushing your Teeth

Brushing your teeth every day is important to your dental health. It helps get rid of harmful plaque that can build-up and cause tooth decay, gum disease and many other dental complications. But, are you brushing your pearly whites properly? Let’s find out:  How to Brush To keep your teeth shining and healthy, it is best to brush them twice a day for two minutes. …

White Spots on Teeth

Do you have stubborn white spots on your teeth? These white spots can be due to plaque build-up, excess fluoride intake, and many other causes. Let’s take a look: Demineralization Demineralization occurs when you do not take proper care of your teeth. When you do not brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis, plaque grows and white spots …

Summer Smile Whitening Tips

Ahhh, it’s that time of year again…summer! Summer is all about beautiful weather, being with family and friends, and attending outdoor events! To keep your smile looking bright and fresh all summer long after a whitening treatment at our office, we’ve gathered together our top tips.  But first, what causes your teeth to become discolored anyway? Stains can develop on your enamel, …

Diabetes and Your Teeth

Diabetes is a condition in which your body has difficulty processing sugar. While it is unfortunately easy to consume too much-refined sugar, sugar is important to your body because it helps generate energy. To convert sugar into energy, your body produces insulin which helps transfer sugar into your cells for energy. Diabetes is presented in two conditions: If a person has Type …

How Smiling Affects your Health

Smile and it will brighten your day, seriously! Smiling is actually good for your health and will positively affect your mood. Still don’t believe us? Here’s what the power of a smile can do to your health:  Your Body Smiling may be the best medicine after all! Did you know that smiling increases your white blood cells? Yes, it’s true! Smiling helps …