Archive for November, 2017

Do I Really Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Winter break is approaching, and for a lot of high school and college students, this may mean it’s time to have their wisdom teeth removed.  Does everyone need to have their wisdom teeth removed?  Not necessarily.  There are many criteria that dentists evaluate to determine whether or not a patient’s wisdom teeth need to be […]

Give Thanks for Your Teeth: They’ll Work Hard This Week.

Be Thankful for Your Teeth It is easy to take things, like good health, for granted. Here are a few reasons you should be thankful for your teeth this holiday season. Chewing – Teeth are absolutely essential for chewing food. Many people do not realize that chewing is the first step in the digestive process.  […]

Pizza Burns, Popcorn Shrapnel, and Tortilla Chip Daggers: Soft Tissue Injuries in Your Mouth

Have you ever been so excited for your pizza that you just could not wait for it to cool down?  You are starving.   You cannot wait one more second.   So you take a big bite of piping hot pizza, only to feel the searing pain of a tomato sauce burn on the roof of your […]

Caring for Teeth While in Braces

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Best Day Ever The day you get your braces off should be the best day ever. After months, maybe even years, of hiding your metal mouth and constantly digging food out of the brackets and wires, you will feel a newfound sense of freedom and won’t be able to pass a […]

Don’t Get Tricked by Halloween Treats!

Halloween: Making Good Decisions for Your Teeth Halloween is almost synonymous with candy, and most people know that candy can cause cavities.  What many people do not know is that some candy is worse and more likely to cause cavities than other types of candy.  As dentists, it is easy to be a killjoy on […]