When Your Dental Work Falls Out

Over time, the space holding a filling in your tooth can get bigger, and the filling can fall out. Or the dental cement in holding your crown or veneer in place may wear away. In such cases, you should call and make an appointment with your dentist to have your dental work replaced or reattached. Normally, no pain is involved... read more »


Your Child’s Dental Visit

Ideally, your child’s first visit to the dentist should not be because she has a toothache or a dental trauma. The first dental visit should be within six months of getting her first tooth, and if possible before her first birthday. If you child has never been to the dentist before, you should bring her into the office prior to... read more »


Bruxism Damages Your Smile

Bruxism is an mouth disorder wherein you grind and clench your teeth, usually while you sleep. Unfortunately, because bruxism symptoms typically occur when you sleep, you are often unaware that it is happening! This can frustrating to patients and can make a sure diagnosis difficult. However, there are plenty of waking signs  to watch for. Be aware of these and... read more »


The Basics of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is an oral health disorder commonly found in children who often drink from bottles for extended periods of time. The reason the bottles can cause damage to a child’s smile lies in the liquids being used in the bottles and the amount of time they are in contact with the child’s mouth. The following is a... read more »


Should You Use Mouthwash?

Mouthwash is a great tool to use if you’re interested in keeping bacteria away from your teeth. However, with so many kinds of mouthwash available, how do you choose one that best meets your needs? For instance, did you know that some mouthwashes can actually fight off bad breath, tooth decay, and even bad breath? For instance, you may want... read more »