What is sedation dentistry?
Many people have an overwhelming fear of the dentist and tremble at the thought of a dental cleaning or treatment for an oral health care concern such as a filling or root canal. But did you know that dentists and oral health care providers have a variety of ways to make a visit to the dentist more comfortable and less stressful? Anxious patients of all...Read More
When should kids start going to the dentist?
Parents may not realize that their child’s first visit to the dentist should take place much earlier than they might expect. Children should visit the dentist by their first birthday or six months after the first tooth erupts, whichever occurs first. But don’t assume that a child’s first visit to the dentist is going to include all of the things that an...Read More
What could happen if I don’t remove my wisdom teeth?
It seems like almost everyone you know has a story to tell about wisdom teeth. Some people don’t have them. Some people have had them removed and share tales of woe about oral surgery recovery. Some people have wisdom teeth, but may only have two or three instead of four. And few people have wisdom teeth and have been able to keep them instead of...Read More
How to properly clean your tongue
You know that regular brushing and flossing can help remove harmful bacteria from your teeth and gums, which aids in preventing dental cavities, gum disease and other oral health concerns. But did you know that cleaning your tongue should also be a part of your regular oral health care routine? Similar to the way bacteria biofilms cling to your teeth...Read More
Is teeth whitening safe?
Bright, white teeth really are something to smile about. And there are many over-the-counter treatments and dentist’s office solutions to help you whiten your teeth if you have stains on your teeth due to food, drink, medications or other causes. But is it really, truly safe to whiten your teeth? Let’s take a closer look. The effects of hydrogen peroxide Many over-the-counter...Read More