What Are Canker Sores?

If you’ve ever had a canker sore, you know just how annoying they can be. These small, shallow sores develop inside your mouth due to irritation. While canker sores typically go away on their own after a couple weeks, they can be painful in the meantime. Canker sores are relatively common, but they are not … Continued

Can Porcelain Veneers Get Cavities?

Porcelain veneers can completely improve your look, leaving you with a straight, sparkling smile. But a new smile does not mean you can neglect your oral care. Read on to learn more about veneers and why you should give them the same TLC you’d give your teeth pre-veneers, if not more! What Are Veneers? When … Continued

Post-Op Dental Implant Instructions

Dental implants are becoming the most popular way to replace a missing tooth. As a result, the procedure has become incredibly routine. Still, there will be a recovery period, and we’ve got some tips that will help you ensure your healing goes smoothly. Procedure Overview Before we get into our post-op tips, let’s quickly go … Continued

Tips to Make Oral Health Fun for Kids

We know kids can be hesitant about daily hygiene. Sometimes it just isn’t fun to stop all your playing to take a bath or brush your teeth. That’s where the fun comes in. Integrating play into the chores and hygiene in our kids’ lives can motivate them to care for themselves. Here are a few … Continued

Dental Benefits of Tea

Tea is often touted for its various health benefits, and that includes the good it can do for your teeth. So go ahead, brew a nice, warm cup of tea and read on to learn how it’ll help your oral health. Go Green If you’re looking for a tea with tooth-saving powers, stick to green … Continued

Are Bad Teeth Genetic?

We all know that genetics determine quite a bit about us. Whether you’re certain you’ve inherited your father’s chin or convinced that you’ve got your grandmother’s eyes, your genes are responsible for much of your appearance. One less obvious way that genetics influence how you look is through their impact on your teeth. Genetics Determine … Continued

Why Does My Jaw Pop?

Having a jaw that pops can be distressing, especially if it inhibits movement during daily tasks like talking or eating. If you’re experiencing a popping sound or feeling in your jaw, this could be a sign of TMJ. Read our blog post to learn more!

Consequences of Thumbsucking in Children

Young children have many ways to soothe themselves as they develop. Using pacifiers and thumbsucking are two ways that are most common. Although this is harmless when they are babies, after their teeth come in, sucking can present problems for teeth and mouth. Read our blog post to learn about the dental consequences of thumbsucking.

Healthy Holiday Treat Ideas for Your Family

Chances are your family, and especially your kids, loves to indulge in sweet treats during the holidays. But how do you swap their favorite sweets for treats that aren’t so bad for their teeth? Read our blog post for some healthy holiday treat ideas for your family so they can enjoy the holidays by satisfying their sweet tooth without bringing on the cavities.

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