Having a Knocked Out Tooth Restored by a Bridge

There are many things that can potentially impart enough force to severe the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth in place and cause the tooth to be knocked out of its socket. Hard falls, blows to the face, and playing in contact sports without a mouth guard all have the potential to knock one of your… Read more »

How Wearing a Night Guard Can Help Your Smile

Grinding (and clenching) your teeth when you sleep is called bruxism, and it has various causes. But according to the U.K. based Bruxism Association, nearly 70% of sleep teeth grinding stems from stress or anxiety. Other contributing factors include sleep apnea, smoking, caffeine or alcohol consumption, or taking medications for sleep, depression, and anxiety. While technically there… Read more »

Common Considerations for Taking Care of Your Temporary Crown

Having a tooth restored with a crown by requires two separate appointments. The first appointment involves your dentist removing most of the affected enamel from the tooth, leaving behind an abutment that will later anchor your new crown. The abutment then has a hard plastic cap of a temporary crown cemented over it to protect… Read more »

How to Choose a Brand of Toothpaste

According to the American Dental Association, a truly effective daily oral hygiene routine starts by brushing and flossing your teeth twice each day. When brushing your teeth, you should use a soft bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. Toothpaste not only improves the brush’s ability to remove food particles and plaque from the surfaces of your teeth,… Read more »

The Three Over-The-Counter Tooth-Cleaning Instruments to Avoid

As you search for tools to clean your smile, it’s best to look for the products that are safe and effective. However, not all products are that way. There are some instruments that can harm and damage your teeth and gums. To help you avoid these tools, our team suggests staying away from the following… Read more »

All-on-4 Implants: What Are the Benefits?

If you’re missing teeth, there are a few things you can do. For instance, you may know about dental bridges, dentures, or implants, but have you ever heard of All-on-4 dental implants? If not, we recommend considering this restoration system to complete your smile. Unlike traditional implants, the All-on-4 system anchors your implants securely to… Read more »

Being Fitted for Your New Set of Dentures

Severe tooth decay on multiple teeth, advanced gum disease, and multiples fractures can severely compromise your mouth. If too many of your teeth have been compromised, your dentist might recommend having your remaining teeth extracted, before being fitted for a set of dentures. It’s not uncommon for someone to need only their upper teeth or… Read more »

Flossing Properly for Optimum Oral Health

We have made many advances in oral care, and one of the biggest is using dental floss to clean in between your teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once each day. Flossing does what your toothbrush can’t; it removes bits of food particles and plaque that stick to teeth. Although your… Read more »

You Dental Checkup Is Essential to Maintaining Good Oral Health

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice each day is and essentially activity for removing food particles and plaque from your mouth. However, it is only the first step in an effective oral hygiene routine. The American Dental Association also strongly recommends seeing your dentist every six months for a thorough cleaning and checkup. The initial… Read more »

How Does the ADA Seal of Acceptance Help Consumers?

Have you ever picked up a box of toothpaste and noticed something called the ADA Seal of Acceptance on it? Did you ask yourself who the ADA is and what the Seal means for you, as a consumer? The American Dental Association is a non-profit entity that has been around now for more than 125… Read more »