Why the American Dental Association Is Important When Choosing a Dentist

Many people have heard about the American Dental Association. However, not many people can tell you much about them. The American Dental Association, also known as ADA, is now the leading source of oral health information for dentists and their patients today. According to the American Dental Association, the ADA has put oral care first… Read more »

The Dangers of Tartar Buildup

What happens when tartar builds up in your mouth? Do you know what tartar is? When you eat food, tiny bits and particles are often left behind, usually between your teeth or teeth and gum lines. That and the excess sugar in your mouth are a haven for bacteria to flourish. Over time this buildup… Read more »

The Different Types of Dental Professionals

There are several different types of dental and oral health professionals. Your dentist might refer you to a specialist based on the focus of their practice or their area of expertise. A dental hygienist is the person you tend to see the most at your six month dental checkup. This person cleans your teeth, removes… Read more »

Should You Consider a Floss Pick?

There are some people who face a difficult decision. Namely, should the floss or should they avoid the discomfort. Granted, almost everyone knows flossing is extremely important, but some people struggle with dental floss. Typically, this difficulty stems from the use of standard floss—and fortunately there are other options available. For example, a floss pick… Read more »

Four FAQs about TMJ Disorder

If you are faced with TMJ, you may have a few questions you want answered. Our team is going to answer some of our most asked questions for you today. What is TMJ? TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joints. These joints and jaw muscles, located on both sides of your head, work in unison to… Read more »

Dealing With Toothaches at Home

Everyone knows that a toothache is an unpleasant experience, but it can also be an indicator of a more serious problem. If you have a toothache that lasts for more than a day or two, we recommend that you contact a dentist immediately. But, what should you do in the meantime? Here are a few… Read more »

Three Teeth Whitening Tips

Arguably, a smile is the first thing you notice when you meet someone new. That means that the reverse is likely also true. When you meet someone, he or she probably notices your smile right away. Unfortunately, several factors can detract from your radiant smile and lead to a less impressive first impression. In many… Read more »

Old Age And Dental Health

What are some of the oral health problems one can develop as they age? How can these problems be prevented? Oral Health Problems That Can Develop As you age, your body goes through several changes, some of which can negatively impact the health of the mouth. Here are a few problems the elderly may develop… Read more »

Are Bacteria Taking Over Your Mouth?

More than 700 different strains of bacteria have been found colonizing in the human mouth. Some bacteria are worse than others, but scientists have identified a few specific diseases that have developed through these specific bacteria living in the mouth. The top two bacteria found in patients’ mouths are Streptococcus Mutans and Porphyromonas Gingivalis (try… Read more »