Ways to Cut Sugar

Consuming too much sugar will have a negative impact on your overall health and dental health. Consistently high sugar levels result in increased blood glucose levels and weight gain. As for your dental health, bacteria in your mouth takes the sugar you consume and produces acid. This acid eventually breaks down your teeth and causes tooth decay/cavities. Thus, it is …

Oral Cancer Warning Signs

Like all cancers, detecting oral cancer early greatly improves the likelihood of successful treatment and remission. However, oral cancer can sometimes be difficult to identify because symptoms are similar to a common cold. So, how does oral cancer form and what are the warning signs? Let’s take a look: Formation of Oral Cancer Oral cancer can form on your lips, …

Vitamin C and Your Oral Health

We all know Vitamin C has many health benefits. It’s good for your skin and eyes, strengthens your immunity, and can even help prevent cancer and strokes! Vitamin C is truly amazing. But how does it help your dental health? Let’s find out:  Benefits of Vitamin C Vitamin C creates a protein called collagen, which is also infamous as the …

Dental Visit: What to Expect

Visiting us twice a year is important for your dental health. Regular dental examinations ensure that your teeth are healthy and strong. If there are any issues with your teeth, such as cavities, a dental exam will help our dentists seek them out and correct them right away. So, what can you expect from your dental visit with us? Let’s …

Impacted Teeth

So what exactly is an impacted tooth? An impacted tooth is a tooth that does not pass through the gums completely. An impacted tooth may never erupt or partially grow in. Impacted teeth occur because there is not enough space in your mouth (crowded teeth), your jaw is too small, or your teeth are tiled/sideways. Third-year molars (aka wisdom teeth) …

Post-Op: Dental Extractions

There are many reasons to undergo dental extractions, with most cases arising from tooth damage from decay or infection. A tooth may also need to be removed if your mouth is crowded or you have experienced trauma. Taking care of your teeth following an extraction is extremely important. Below are common steps that should be taken after a dental extraction …

Good Fruits and Veggies for Your Teeth

Eating foods rich in vitamins and nutrients aren’t only good for your overall health, they are essential to your dental health, too! In honor of National Nutrition Month, we are breaking down the top fruits and veggies that help keep your teeth strong! Let’s take a look:  Apples, Pears, and Watermelon  Crunch! Apples, pears, and watermelon are nature’s toothbrushes! Because of their …

What is Root Scaling and Planing?

When you visit us twice a year for a regular cleaning, our dentists scale your teeth to flush out bacteria. When our dental experts do this, they are cleaning your teeth all the way down to your gum line. When a patient has gum disease, however, a different type of procedure is used. This is called root scaling and planing.  …

Heart Health and Oral Health

February is American Heart Health Month, but did you know that your heart health is linked to your oral health? Gum disease is a serious dental condition that can increase your chances of heart disease! If left untreated, gingivitis can then turn into periodontal disease. While those with periodontal disease must be extra careful, shockingly, people with minor gum disease …

Tips for Teething Babies

Teething can be an uncomfortable time for your baby. It is important to soothe your baby and to help ease teething symptoms. Typically, your little one will start teething at about 6 months old, although it can start earlier at 3 months. Signs that your baby is teething include:  Excessively Drooling (This can lead to skin irritation on the face …