As we enter the holiday season, filled with parties, work events and family engagements, a whiter smile is at the top of many Americans’ wish lists. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, more than 99 percent of adults believe a smile is an important social asset. Seventy-four percent of adults think an unattractive… Read More

What we think about our appearance, and smile, can affect our self-esteem, moods, attitudes, and even how we function in social and business relationships. It’s no surprise that a solution to correct flaws and malformations in a person’s teeth is the number one procedure in cosmetic dentistry today. Nearly half of individuals surveyed said a… Read More

While an excessive amount of sugar is never good for children’s teeth (or adults for that matter), even dentists know that candy consumption is likely inevitable this time of year. But what is the best plan for your family in dealing with all that leftover Halloween candy? And which types of candy are worst for… Read More

Studies show that your oral health can provide indicators about your likelihood to have or develop other diseases and conditions. For example, did you know that there is a relationship between the germs found in dental plaque and those in the lungs that cause pneumonia? Elderly people, in particular those who living in nursing homes… Read More

Did you know that wearing full or partial dentures actually accelerates the loss of your jaw bone? When teeth are lost, the surrounding jaw bone immediately begins to shrink. Over time, the loss of teeth, added to the loss of jaw bone, makes the skin and structure of the face sag or appear caved in.… Read More

As the summer fades and children and parents alike get back into the routine of the school year, it’s also a great time to brush up on oral health habits. Despite the fact that tooth decay is entirely preventable, it’s also the most common chronic disease in children – four times more common than childhood… Read More

A dental tooth implant is a natural looking titanium tooth root placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or teeth. Since the titanium in dental implants biochemically joins to the jawbone it provides along-lasting bonded artificial tooth that replicates the original teeth. Because the tooth implant connects directly to the jawbone, the implant looks natural,… Read More

Happy 4th of July — Here are some quick tips for keeping up your dental health. Rinse. If you love your BBQ and patriotic-themed desserts, remember to chase your meals with some water to give your teeth a good rinse. Limit Sugary Foods. Between sweets and BBQ, you’re likely consuming a lot of sugar over… Read More