3 Effective Tips To Reduce Your Child’s Fear Of The Dentist

As a parent, you most likely schedule routine checkups at your child's pediatrician. While the different vaccinations and medications may be frightening to your child, you understand the importance of these doctor visits. If your child is one of the 30 to 40 million individuals with a fear of the dentist, you may be inclined to put off tending to their dental health. However, skipping the dentist due to your child's fear will affect their belief in dental care as an adult, as well. Read More 

Getting Your Teeth Bleached In The Mall: Cost-Saving Option, Or Unsafe Scam?

Several years ago, if you wanted whiter teeth, you would head to your dentist's office for a professional whitening treatment. Today, however, patients seeking a whiter smile have another option -- heading to the local mall. Tooth whitening boots are popping up in malls across America, and at first glance, they seem like a cost-effective alternative to the dentist's office, offering whitening treatments for less than what you can expect to pay at the dentist. Read More 

No Whining Over Wine Stains! 5 Unique Tips To Prevent Tooth Discoloration While Still Enjoying Wine This Holiday Season

With the holidays approaching, you may be planning to host or attend numerous parties and gatherings. From get-togethers with friends and family to the exciting office Christmas party, these events most likely offer delicious food and refreshing drinks. Unfortunately, one of the most common beverages served at many dinners and parties can wreak havoc on the color of your teeth. Wine may be a favorite drink over the holiday season, but its acidic nature can erode tooth enamel, resulting in severe discoloration and stains. Read More 

Is Oral Surgery Safe If You Have Prosthetic Teeth?

You could be considering gum surgery for a variety of reasons – gum disease, overgrown tissue, and preparation for crowns are only a few. However, if you already have prosthetics in place, you may be wondering what the risk of surgery poses to them. While dentists do all they can to ensure that you get the treatment you need, you should also understand what treatments are safe and which should be avoided. Read More 

Making New Year’s Resolutions? Don’t Forget Your Oral Health

Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? Some folks don't bother, while others create a to-do list that they soon forget about as the year progresses. But if you really want to improve your quality of life for the coming year, include the following family dentistry and dental care best practices among your resolutions -- and then act on them! "I Will Keep Up My Routine Checkups and Cleanings" Read More