Category: General Dentistry

Colder Weather: Dry Lips And Dry Mouth

It is that time of the year when the air starts to feel a bit colder and our skin starts to feel a bit drier. Along with our skin feeling more dry, our lips and mouth can feel dry, too. Dry, cracked lips can often be managed with some moisturizing lip balm, but what do… Read more »

Use Your Dental Benefits Before 2019

According to the┬áNational Association of Dental Plans, fewer than 3% of people with a PPO dental plan participants met or exceeded their plans annual maximum. This means that millions of Americans are leaving money on the table. If you have a dental insurance plan, it is likely similar to others in that this year’s benefits… Read more »

Can Sparkling Water Harm My Smile?

You may have seen a lot more cans and bottles of sparkling water in the aisles of your grocery store. Water with carbonation is very trendy right now, and with all things trendy, there comes a question of whether or not it is a good trend. Some people have raised concerns that the added levels… Read more »

Is Medication Affecting Your Smile?

If you take daily medication, it may have effects on your smile that you haven’t considered. Unfortunately, as we get older, the amount of medication we take on a daily basis increases. With some medical issues, younger people also may need to take long-term medication. Whatever the situation is, it is important to know of… Read more »

What Makes A Routine Cleaning So Important?

Sometimes we hear advice so often that we forget why it is so important. While some advice like “look both ways before crossing the street” makes perfect common sense, some recommendations may be harder to understand their importance. Starting once the first teeth come in, a person should visit the dentist for an exam and… Read more »

3 Smile Changes In Aging Smiles

As we get older, there are some changes in our body that are more pronounced than other changes. For example, once you hit 40 or 50, you may feel your joints ache a little more for no real reason. The changes inside of your mouth may not be one of the most obvious changes in… Read more »

Reasons Not To Be Embarrassed At The Dentist

A very common reason for people to avoid going to the dentist is because they are embarrassed of the state of their smile. Either they are worried about what their dentist will think or they are worried that the dentist will judge them for how long it has been since the last dental visit. The… Read more »

Why Do I Need A Routine Dental Cleaning?

It is recommended that everyone visit the dentist at least twice a year or at least every six months. This visit will typically include a dental exam and a professional dental cleaning. A cleaning can be done by a dentist or an oral hygienist. Many people think that because they do such a great job… Read more »

Flossing For Your Smile’s Health

A lot of people joke about their flossing habits or their lack thereof. Maybe you already floss regularly or maybe you used to floss daily, but the habit didn’t stick. Maybe you never learned the importance of flossing and therefore never even started the habit in the first place. Flossing is just as important as… Read more »

Tips To Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Do you get a pit of butterflies in your stomach just thinking about booking a dental appointment? If you do, you are not alone. Many Americans get anxious about visiting the dentist. The anxiety for some people is so large that it turns into a full fear or phobia. Fear and anxiety can keep people… Read more »