What Should Healthy Gums Look Like?

Most people spend more time looking into the mirror while brushing their teeth than they even realize. Noticing things like the appearance of your teeth is essential, but so is taking a closer examination of your gums. If you see anything that looks out of the ordinary, like swelling, bleeding or gum recession, these indications […]

Social Media Trends That Can Damage Your Teeth

TikTok and other social media platforms are full of the latest tricks and trends. While we love some of the incredible recipes (Hello feta pasta!), others are incredibly dangerous. The latest viral trends focus on so-called beauty hacks that have dentists concerned. From DIY “straightening” to filing teeth down with a nail file, these trends […]

Tips and Tricks For Keeping Invisalign Aligners Clean

If not cleaned often and adequately, Invisalign aligners will begin developing stains, become discolored, and be more noticeable while wearing them. Invisalign aligners are designed to be easy to maintain. By cleaning your aligners, you will help to prevent bacterial growth and foul odors from occurring. Frequently cleaning your aligners also prolongs the life of […]

5 Home Remedies For Dry Mouth That Really Work

Suffering from dry mouth can lead to severe damage and various issues with your oral health. When your body cannot produce enough saliva, tooth decay and gum disease often follow, and a dry mouth is typically an indication of ill-working salivary glands. There are many successful and proven home remedies and treatments for those suffering […]

Gingivectomy Vs. Gingivoplasty For Gum-Related Issues

Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty are both dental surgical procedures used to treat periodontal disease and other gum-related issues. Periodontal disease takes form when there is an infection of the gums, tissue, and bone that hold your teeth in place. While this disease can be effectively treated if caught early enough, neglecting to treat gum disease will […]

How To Manage Bruxism Triggers

Any clenching or grinding of the teeth that happens involuntarily is considered to be bruxism. If you find yourself waking up in the morning with headaches or experiencing chronic soreness in your jaw, you may be unknowingly grinding your teeth in your sleep. While teeth grinding may seem like a minor issue, bruxism can take […]

4 Types of Mouth Sores and How They’re Treated

Mouth sores can be painful, annoying, and unsightly, depending on the type of sore you have. Some appear inside the mouth on the gums, tongue, lips, or cheeks. Others, like cold sores, can appear outside the mouth, such as on and around the lips, under the nose, and on the chin. Mouth sores can be […]

Are Stress and Anxiety Destroying Your Oral Health?

It can be difficult for most people to identify how daily stress can impact their overall health. However, during routine dental exams and cleanings, your dentist is often the first person to detect the many ways stress can impact the body visibly. Learn the many indications that stress is causing damage to your smile, as […]

Will Teeth Whitening Damage Previous Dental Work?

Professional teeth whitening treatments are one of the quickest and most effective ways to transform your smile. A beautiful, bright smile can light up a room and completely change how you feel about yourself. Professional teeth whitening treatments are the fastest way to remove years of surface stains and discoloration in just one appointment. If […]

Molar Cupping: What Is It and How It’s Treated

Tooth cupping is a common dental condition in which small indentations or cups begin to develop on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Deep cups and grooves appear for various reasons and are considered a rare form of enamel and dentin erosion. Once the holes reach the dentin, the tooth enamel starts to collapse, allowing […]