Foods That Stain Teeth

Do you know what foods and drinks you enjoy are likely to erode your tooth enamel and leave stains? A good rule of thumb is that if it can stain your clothes or the tablecloth, it can stain your teeth. Similarly, if it turns your tongue different colors, it will likely discolor and stain your… Read more »

Brushing With Braces

When you have braces, it may be difficult to figure out how to floss with those wires, brackets, bands, and appliances getting in the way. It is important that you don’t neglect flossing, however, in order to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Flossing is especially important while you’re wearing braces because it can easy… Read more »

How Clean are Your Teeth?

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is important for maintaining good dental health. But did you know that good brushing hygiene is also dependent on how you maintain and store your toothbrush? Keeping your toothbrush in an upright position where the brush can dry out can prevent the growth of bacteria or mold… Read more »

Spring Clean your Teeth

If you’re busy spring cleaning, why not add a spring dental cleaning to your to-clean list? We know how important a healthy smile is, and we’re happy to help you out with your spring cleaning (of your teeth, that is)!Visit us for a cleaning so we can remove any plaque and tartar buildup that brushing… Read more »

How to Prevent Damage to your Teeth from Easter Treats

Did you know that Easter is the second largest holiday for candy purchases in America? In fact, only Halloween beats out Easter when it comes to an abundance of sugary treats.  We don’t expect you to give up candy all together (who could?!), but we do want to remind you that candy can cause tooth… Read more »

Why Chewing Ice is Bad for your Teeth

Using your teeth as tools is tempting sometimes, but it causes damage that you can’t see right away. When you chew on ice, you are causing extreme temperature and pressure changes, thus creating micro-cracks in your tooth enamel. It can chip your teeth, as well as cause gum injury, too. If you have sensitive teeth,… Read more »

Is Chocolate Good for your Teeth?

With Valentine’s Day in February, you might have received a delicious box of chocolates from your sweetie. Or maybe you just like to indulge in the occasional chocolate, regardless of Valentine’s Day. Well, did you know that chocolate can actually be good for your teeth? It’s true; your dentist is recommending chocolate for your teeth!… Read more »

How does Cold Weather Affect our Teeth?

With this cold weather upon us, we are being gently reminded just how much the cold can affect us. Temperatures can have a lot of affect on your teeth, especially when it comes to the extremes. You’ve probably always heard that chewing ice is bad for your teeth, but do you know why? The truth… Read more »