Types of Mouthwash

Mouthwash is an easy way to help keep your smile clean. Typically used to freshen breath, mouthwash can also help remove food particles, keep your gums healthy and keep your teeth strong. There are several types of mouthwashes that can be used:  Fluoride Mouthwash  Fluoride mouthwash protects your teeth against cavities and can help those with gum disease. However, it is important to be …

Benefits of Invisalign®

Are you ready to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted? With Invisalign, you can! Invisalign can straighten your teeth in less time than traditional metal braces and are unnoticeable! Here are some of the many benefits of Invisalign®, and what a straighter smile can do for you:  What can Invisalign do for you? Don’t be afraid to smile anymore, show …

Cleaning your Invisalign Aligners

Yay to starting your Invisalign journey with us and achieving your dream smile! But, did you know that taking care of your aligners also affects your oral hygiene? In order to keep your aligners clean and prevent discoloration make sure to follow these steps: Soaking: Soak your aligners and clean them with a clear anti-bacterial soap, Invisalign’s cleaning crystals or …

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 …