A Winter Vacation Doesn’t Mean a Dental Hygiene Vacation

The cold days of winter are here. If you live somewhere where the weather gets cold, icy, rainy or snowy, winter is something you may not look forward to. Winter can mean days of being cooped up inside if you don’t have a passion for winter outdoor activities. While those who enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities have been looking forward to this time of the year. Others, on the other hand, dread the winter. To them the cold is unbearable. Some are not physically able to handle the cold, the rain or snow. These individuals, affectionately called “snowbirds” [...]

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How Your Dental Habits Change Throughout Life

Most dentists recommend a child be brought into the dental office between one and two years of age. By the age of five kids know how to brush their teeth. Dental care in the early years of youth are simple. The teeth are still growing in and they don’t have years of wear and tear on them yet. The teeth and gums are healthy. As one gets older, however, the dental habits become more complex as the risks of dental issues increase. Childhood Proper dental hygiene is taught at an early age. Though small a baby’s teeth should be cleaned [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Oral Health|Comments Off on How Your Dental Habits Change Throughout Life

5 Reasons to Show Off Your Smile

You may be surprised at the power of a simple smile. It’s obviously a signal to others that we’re feeling amusement or happiness, but there are very specific physical and psychological benefits to turning up the corners or your mouth and showing off those pearly whites. When people feel self-conscious about their smiles, they may hesitate to show them off. Despite that, there are some great reasons to share your smile with others. Smiling is an international language How you express yourself is important, and most of our communications, and we’re talking about both verbal and nonverbal communications, start and [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Oral Health|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Show Off Your Smile

3 Tips to Teach Your Kids About Oral Hygiene

Kids are amazing-little critters. They bring joy to our hearts, laughter to a home, and say hilarious things. However, they are also wiggly, messy, and rarely have oral hygiene at the top of their to-do list. Teaching the importance of good dental habits is a challenge that most parents will stumble upon during the “hygiene IS important” phase. You’ll often find yourself constantly reminding your children to do everyday things, such as take a bath (because you haven’t all week) and brush your teeth (because they are filled with yesterday's cheesy puffs). Keep in mind that the first thing a [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Oral Health|Comments Off on 3 Tips to Teach Your Kids About Oral Hygiene

Do You Have Sensitive Teeth? What’s the Cause and How to Fight Back

Dread the ice-cold cup of water? Does the thought of a sugary snack send shivers down your spine? Tooth sensitivity is a common dental ailment that can be severe enough to drastically change your diet and lifestyle. Tooth sensitivity has many causes, which may help explain why the condition is prevalent. Sensitive teeth is not enjoyable. Regardless of the cause of your sensitive teeth, there are some personal diet and habits you can quit eating or doing to reduce or eliminate the pain and discomfort of sensitive teeth. What Causes Sensitive Teeth? Sensitive teeth are caused by a number of [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Oral Health|Comments Off on Do You Have Sensitive Teeth? What’s the Cause and How to Fight Back

Does Gum Chewing Really Help your Overall Dental Health?

What if your favorite sugarless chewing gum can also help prevent cavities? Seems too good to be true. But, it isn’t. While gum has gotten lumped in with candy, the sugar-free gum variety actually has many health benefits. Gum helps relieve stress and anxiety, helps keep one alert and improves brain function, making one think clearer and focus better. Nicotine gum also helps wean people off cigarettes and other tobacco products. Chewing gum has been around for a while, in fact, ancient Greeks chewed on tree sap, the first type of “gum.” Chewing gum is still very popular and there [...]

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How to Discuss Your Concerns With a Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic dental procedures have become more and more popular and commonplace over the past few years. With new technology, cosmetic dental work is no longer reserved for the wealthy. Teeth whitening, the most common cosmetic dental procedure can now be done at a more affordable price and only requires one dental appointment. While there are better technology and heightened knowledge of cosmetic dentistry among dental professionals, there remains some slight risks. Cosmetic dentistry, after all, involves transforming your smile. Any cosmetic dental procedures, like other dental procedures, can create a sense of anxiety for any patient. How do you discuss [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Oral Health|Comments Off on How to Discuss Your Concerns With a Cosmetic Dentist

How Sedation Dentistry Can Make Your Treatment Anxiety Free

Many people suffer from anxiety and there are a lot of everyday things that can trigger those stressful feelings. However, there is one thing in particular that seems to cause extreme anxiety in some people, the thought of making a dental appointment. A number of people associate being in the dentist chair with pain and feeling uncomfortable. Even the sound of dental equipment can cause someone to panic, so instead of making regular dental visits a part of their routine, they neglect their oral health and wait until something small turns into a problem requires extensive and potentially expensive treatment. [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Oral Health|Comments Off on How Sedation Dentistry Can Make Your Treatment Anxiety Free

Does Your Gender and Age Affect How You Should Take Care of Your Teeth?

Everyone knows (or should know) that oral health is an important part of our overall well-being, but have you ever wondered if age or gender has anything to do with dental health? You would think that gender wouldn’t play a role in this situation, but it actually does. Women: Studies have shown that women are more diligent when it comes to their dental hygiene routine, and have a better understanding of what oral health entails, including (and especially) the importance of regular dental visits. Men: Men tend to lean more towards the “if there is no pain, there is no [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Oral Health|Comments Off on Does Your Gender and Age Affect How You Should Take Care of Your Teeth?

What is Concierge Dentistry?

Concierge dentistry is a patient-focused philosophy that allows us to deliver high-quality services in a sophisticated and comfortable environment. The care and support you need shouldn't be dictated by insurance restrictions or promotional partnerships. It should always be based on delivering the kind of care that will improve your dental and overall health. Concierge dentistry is often compared and contrasted to corporate dentistry (sometimes called a managed group practice), which is not quite an apples to oranges kind of thing. The opposite of the corporate dentist would technically be the independent dentist, and being independent doesn't automatically mean that you [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Oral Health|Comments Off on What is Concierge Dentistry?