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In Honor of the World Series: Winning the “Tooth Series.”

We all know that our dentist always recommends that having teeth cleaned every six months.  Sometimes we think, “Yeah, yeah. They just want the money.”  But there is a lot to be said about protecting your investment in your teeth. This is an investment you will make […]

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Dealing With Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is uncomfortable, annoying—and dangerous for your teeth and gums. There are numerous causes of dry mouth, some temporary and some long term. Temporary causes may include dehydration or a side effect to a medication. Longer term causes may include nerve or tissue damage, symptoms of […]

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Being Wise About Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, or your third set of molars, are commonly the cause of problems for many adults. Wisdom teeth come in typically between the ages of 17 and 25, although in 35% of the population they do not develop at all. Lack of space can cause wisdom […]

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With Invisalign, Experience Counts

Invisalign “invisible” braces continue to grow in popularity, and more dental professionals are offering them as part of their practices. But for dentists who don’t have much experience with the Invisalign system, there’s a tendency to shift patients to traditional metal braces if they don’t think Invisalign […]

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How Your Dental Health Can Affect Your Entire Body

Lewis Grizzard, Jr. was a legendary American humorist.  His column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was eagerly awaited by fans, and his books, like Chili Dawgs Always Bark at Night, and Aim Low, Boys, They’re Riding Shetland Ponies, sold millions. Lewis Grizzard died at the age of 47, […]

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You Are What You Eat. (And So Are Your Teeth.)

What you eat has a tremendous impact on your teeth, both in terms of potential damage and contributing to their long-term health. Since you were a kid, you’ve likely been told to avoid sweets, because they can cause cavities.  That’s true–but there’s a little more to the […]

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Cavities: Not Just For Kids

It’s a myth that most of us buy into:  Once you’re past your teens, you don’t have to worry much about tooth decay anymore. Actually, once you’re an adult, you should worry more. For grownups, decay can have greater, more serious consequences. And most people over the age of […]

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For The Love Of Floss

Many people have a love/hate relationship with flossing.  It’s a chore, but one that pays big dividends in dental health.  And—if you’ve avoided flossing because it’s uncomfortable, take a look at new ideas that make flossing easier.  Some floss brands now use high-tech materials like Gore-Tex to […]

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How An Implant Can Restore Your Smile

Have you lost a tooth (or teeth) and are looking for the best approach for replacement?  We suggest that you take a close look at dental implants. A dental implant is a way of replacing a tooth by implanting a root-like anchor in the bone.  A prosthetic […]

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Have You Tried Our “Ask The Expert” Feature?

Have a question about your teeth (or the teeth of a family member) and don’t know where to get an accurate answer? Ask us. Just visit our website and click on “Ask The Expert.”  This allows you pose a detailed question (with complete privacy) to our professional […]

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