Learning About Routine Dental Care

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 

Diabetes And Dentures - Tips To Retain Your Oral Health

If you have diabetes and have struggled with gum disease for a good portion of your life, then you may lose your teeth due to tissue recession and constant gum infections. Dentures may be a good option for you if your teeth need to be pulled. However, this does not mean that you can stop paying attention to your oral health. In fact, you may need to do more to curb oral health issues than you did before you received your dentures. Read More