Habits That Can Adversely Effect Your Oral Health

It is obvious that there is a lot that goes into cultivating a healthy smile. Apart from all the things you should do, there are many habits that you should stay away from as well. Many of the routine things that you do, some without even realizing it, are affecting your oral health on a daily basis. In order to... read more »

Toothbrushing Too Hard

When we were children, Momma told us that we should brush our teeth real good every day to keep from getting cavities. Because we like to please our parents, some of us took to the task enthusiastically. For years many people have been brushing their teeth too hard and causing damage to their teeth and gums. The reason why we... read more »

Improve Your Oral Health with Dental Sealants

If you wish to protect your child’s smile against the dental dangers such as tooth decay, it is important to make sure their teeth are not susceptible to cavities. Because cavities exist in the form of dental erosion to the point a hole is forming in your tooth enamel, protective treatments such as dental sealants should be placed to ensure... read more »

The Health Correlation Between Mouth and Body

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released data that lists the leading causes of death in the United States. Except for accidental deaths, many of the top killers listed can be associated with dental health, or the lack thereof. Diabetes Scholarly studies have come out showing that diabetic patients are more likely to have gum disease, and of those... read more »

Help Your Child Curb the Thumb Sucking Habit by Doing These Things

It’s cute when a child sucks their thumb, right? The smile might not think so if your child sucks their thumb at an older age while their smile and mouth are developing. This is because the unnatural pressure can affect the development. So, it’s important to help your child curb the habit. Our dentist, Dr. Steven Pooley, has some tips... read more »

Tooth Replacement Therapy

If you need tooth replacement services, should you pick dentures, dental implants, or dental bridges? Although all three choices are highly effective in providing an aesthetically pleasing look that can look and function like natural teeth, they do have their differences. If you are looking for dentures, very little work needs to be done to prepare your smile and gums.... read more »

Oral Cancer Facts

What is oral cancer? Cancer is the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade the surrounding tissue and damage them. Oral cancer can occur in the tongue, lips, floor of the mouth, cheeks, hard and soft palate, and throat. Oral cancer can be life-threatening if not detected and treated early. What are the signs of oral cancer? As early detection is... read more »

Are Your Teeth Failing Because You Are Getting Older?

Are your teeth failing because you are getting older? The constant wear and tear on your mouth from chewing and eating food can destroy your teeth and the joints in your jaw. However, that doesn’t mean your teeth will fall out when you are older, as everyday habits such as brushing and flossing can keep your teeth strong enough to... read more »

The Importance of Preventing Gum Disease

The importance of preventing gum disease is vital to your oral health care. If your gum tissue begins to decay, the likelihood of further damage, including tooth loss, increases. Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, happens in the advanced stages of tartar buildup that has continued its assault on your healthy teeth and gums. To prevent further damage, here... read more »

Give Yourself the Gift of a Lifetime of Smiles

Your diligent daily oral hygiene routine and bi-annual dental cleanings you do to achieve and maintain a healthy smile benefit you all year round. You don't want all that hard work to be derailed during the holidays, and you don’t have to! Simply celebrate the season mindfully by implementing the following strategies: -Eating sugar with your meal: If you are going... read more »