What to do when a child loses a tooth naturally?

For small children, losing baby teeth is as much a rite of passage as is their first day of school. It’s all part of growing up, but it can be a little uncomfortable at times. As a parent, it is helpful if you understand how the process works as well as how to help your […]

What the difference between teeth whitening and bleaching

The dazzling smiles of celebrities are often their most attractive features. It’s no wonder that ordinary people are taking steps to emulate the stars via teeth whitening kits and solutions. Although it is possible to buy products over the counter, a cosmetic dentist can provide a professional and longer-lasting answer. Tooth discoloration is a natural […]

How Do Sealants Help Prevent Tooth Decay?

One of the most popular spots for bacteria to settle in and cause cavities is on the molars. Just think of all those grooves – they’re tough to get clean! Regular brushing and flossing are your best bet against these cavities, but your dentist can also treat your teeth with a sealant to provide an […]

Non-Surgical Methods for Treating Gum Disease

Untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other health issues, but many people are fearful when it comes to treatment. Thankfully, there are several non-surgical methods for treating gum disease that are effective and nearly painless. At your next preventative care appointment, ask your dentist about these options: Professional Dental Cleaning While not […]

Dentures vs Implants: What’s the Difference?

Whether you’re missing one tooth or a few, you might be considering your options for replacement. Dentures and implants are 2 of them – read on to find out the difference. Dentures Dentures are artificial teeth that can be removed and replaced without help from your dentist. The 2 main types are full and partial; […]

Why Teeth Cleanings Are Just As Important As Brushing

If you’re tempted to skip your regular teeth cleaning appointment because you’ve been brushing and flossing at home, fight the urge. Brushing twice per day does not keep the dentist away! Routine professional cleanings are an important part of good dental care. Isn’t At-Home Care Enough? Dentists recommend brushing your teeth at least twice per […]

When Should You Encourage Kids to Stop Sucking Their Thumbs?

Many infants use thumb sucking to self-soothe – sometimes even before they are born! It’s a natural habit, but many parents become concerned, especially once teeth start coming in. Thankfully, there is usually no need for concern. Pacifiers are a popular option with parents, but thumb sucking has its advantages over them: thumbs are always […]

What is the “Eruption Sequence” and Why it Matters

While you may not have heard it called the “Eruption Sequence,” you’re probably familiar with the teething process. If your baby is still too little, don’t worry! You’ll experience it soon enough. What is the Eruption Sequence? The Eruption Sequence is the order in which teeth usually come in. The process usually begins at around […]

Helping Your Child to Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist

If your child is afraid of the dentist, they’re not alone! Kids often don’t know what to expect, so it can be scary. Thankfully, they don’t have to stay scared. Try using some of these tips to get your kids comfortable with their dentist. Start Early The earlier you get your child to the dentist, […]

When Wisdom Teeth Become a Problem

If you didn’t have your wisdom teeth taken out in your teen years, you might be facing this procedure as an adult. Part of good child and adult dental care is removing teeth when they become an issue. How can you tell if your wisdom teeth have become such a problem? Read on to find […]