Archive for February, 2016

Is Invisalign Right for You?

Monday, February 29th, 2016
Invisalign braces keep you smiling

Invisalign braces can help get you the smile you want while saving you from the embarrassment metal braces can cause!

When it comes to choosing the right kind of orthodontic care, the majority of people come down to selecting between two choices: traditional braces and Invisalign. As traditional braces have been around for a much longer time, it is understandable why some people would tend to sway towards this option. They believe they can trust the effectiveness of traditional braces and that there must be a reason they are still around after all these years! (more…)

Proper Night Guard Care

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Your night guard is your best protection against bruxism, a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth. During the night it sits between the surfaces of your teeth and prevents the constant grinding and clenching from doing any significant damage to your teeth. To that effect, it is wise for you to perform proper night guard care. The better you take care of your night guard, the better it will take care of you.night guard

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What Should You Be Doing to Get A Brighter Smile?

Monday, February 15th, 2016
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What should you be doing to achieve the brighter smile you long for?

With Valentine’s Day in the rear view mirror for another year, it’s a great time to take stock in your smile and learn what you can do to help brighten it. Your pearly whites, at this point, may not look as pearly as you’d like. Without proper attention, your smile may begin to show its age, Luckily, there are several simple steps you can take to help improve your smile and restore much of its lost luster. (more…)

How to Floss Teeth Properly

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Flossing correctly is incredibly important for your oral health. Proper teeth flossing removes unwanted food particles and plaque from places in your mouth that a toothbrush cannot easily reach. These include under the gumline and between teeth. A buildup of plaque over time can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so daily flossing is necessary for healthy teeth. Follow these how to floss steps in order to take the best care possible of your teeth.  how-to-floss

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What Are “Hidden” Sugars and How Can They Hurt Your Teeth?

Monday, February 1st, 2016
You know this is horrible for your teeth, but so are many other foods and drinks that you think are harmless!

You know this is horrible for your teeth, but so are many other foods and drinks that you think are harmless!

Even though you know how bad sugar is for your teeth, and even though you go to great lengths to avoid it in great quantities, the sad fact is that even passing up candy, ice cream and cake isn’t necessarily enough to ward off cavities and other sugar-related tooth issues. Many foods have “hidden” sugars that will cause cavities and tooth decay just as surely as downing spoonfuls of unadulterated sugars will. Learning what those foods are will help in the never-ending fight against cavities. (more…)

Don’t Let Gingivitis Invade Your Mouth!

Monday, February 1st, 2016
Gingivitis

A daily oral health routine is instrumental in preventing Gingivitis.

Simply put, you don’t want to mess with Gingivitis. It is the precursor to periodontitis, better known as gum disease. In the earliest stages of gingivitis, bacteria in plaque builds up, which causes the gums to become inflamed. (more…)