Posts Categorized: General Dentistry

Why You Should Schedule a Dental Cleaning

Your schedule is busy, life gets in the way, and before you know it, you can’t remember the last time you visited the dentist. Sound familiar? Don’t put off a dental cleaning: Schedule an appointment with your dentist today! Dental cleanings and check-ups improve your dental hygiene and help make your at-home routine more effective…. Read more »

The Purpose of Root Canal Treatment

Don’t let the phrase “root canal” scare you! While a root canal has previously been characterized as a dreadful dental procedure, the truth is that a root canal treatment is a common procedure that restores the health of your infected tooth and prevents infection from spreading. Thanks to modern medicine, you will not experience pain… Read more »

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

Some new patients feel apprehensive about experiencing a dental cleaning, but there’s no reason to be anxious: Having your teeth cleaned is a comfortable experience with serious benefits for your oral health. The most common oral diseases are tooth decay and gum diseases; these two ailments cause severe dental problems, yet they are easily preventable… Read more »

10 Simple Steps to Prevent Dental Disease

More people get tooth decay than any other disease, but tooth decay is one of the easiest health diseases to prevent. The most common dental ailments are tooth decay and gum disease, and both can be prevented by taking simple steps that are both easy and affordable. It all comes down to your daily habits:… Read more »

FAQs: The Types of Teeth Stains & Treatment

Teeth stains are an inevitable part of everyday life, especially if you indulge in some not-so-healthy food and beverages. Your morning cup of coffee, that glass of red wine at dinner, the piece of candy you ate for dessert — these items all cause external tooth stains. The good news? Many tooth stains can be… Read more »

How to Teach Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Brushing your teeth becomes second nature when you are an adult, but we all had to start somewhere: Children need the guidance of their parents to learn the proper way to brush. It’s important to teach your kids how to brush their teeth, so they establish healthy oral hygiene habits from an early age. The… Read more »

How to Make Tooth Brushing Fun for Kids

Establish healthy dental habits for your children while they’re young, and they’ll have good dental health for years to come. When your child reaches the age of 2, it’s a good time to visit a pediatric dentist and teach your child how to brush their teeth. Tooth decay and gum disease, the most prevalent dental… Read more »

Bruxism Frequently Asked Questions

Bruxism may not be a familiar word to the average patient, but it’s a familiar ailment: teeth grinding. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is characterized by unconscious grinding or clenching of the teeth. Patients who suffer from bruxism may not realize they are grinding their teeth at all until they notice jaw soreness, a misaligned… Read more »

When Should Children Go to the Dentist?

It’s important to establish healthy dental habits for your children early in life. When should children go to the dentist for the first time? The answer may be earlier than you think: Children should visit the dentist for the first time by the age of 1, if not earlier depending on the emergence of their… Read more »

The Stages of Gum Disease

We’ve covered the basics of gum disease, the inflammation of the mouth’s soft tissue and bone that holds the teeth in place, in our recent gum disease crash course, but it’s also important to know the stages of gum disease so you can stay on alert. Gum disease is a common ailment — half of American… Read more »