Month: December 2015

How Often Do You Floss Your Teeth?

Preventive dentistry can extremely benefit your oral health – if executed properly. If you regularly visit your dentist, you’re already a step ahead in the game! But, your dentist can’t keep up with your teeth when you’re not around. Brushing and flossing your teeth is vital to your oral health. How often do you floss… Read more »

When Do You Need Pocket Reduction Surgery?

Plaque and tartar, a bacteria formed in your mouth, builds up overtime if left on your teeth. Without a professional cleaning to remove these bacteria, they can lead to an infection around your gum tissue. Gingivitis usually presents with swollen and bleeding gums that many patients notice when they’re brushing their teeth. Gingivitis can lead… Read more »

Can Your Dentist Save Your Teeth?

Have you noticed your gums have been bleeding when you brush lately? Or maybe, they’re a darker red than usual and are slightly swollen. In both cases, you should see your dentist as soon as you can. These are all signs of gum disease – or, periodontitis. If left untreated, you could end up losing… Read more »

How Can You Restore Your Smile?

Sometimes, gum disease can be tough to get under control and can take our teeth with it on its way out. Then, you’re left trying to eat or talk and realizing how difficult simple life tasks can be without these vital parts of your mouth. How can you restore your smile? You have several different… Read more »

What Are Your New Year’s Plans?

From our office to your family, Happy Holidays! We hope you and your family are enjoying these winter days and holiday cheer. If you don’t have any after-Christmas plans, we’ve got just the activities for you! With the New Year right around the corner, are there any things you want to fit in before 2016?… Read more »

How Do TAD’s Work?

Temporary Anchorage Devices are typically used to adjust your bite and alignment. They are also used in conjunction with braces to help speed up the process. These devices are implanted directly into your gum tissue to act as anchors for other orthodontics. How do TAD’s work? The device serves as a stability point for your… Read more »

How Does Your Diet Affect Your Teeth?

With the holidays coming up at the end of the week, you may be planning a big dinner and lots of sweets to follow. It’s important to remember at this time of the year that your diet directly affects your oral health. How does your diet affect your teeth? The food particles are left in… Read more »