Archive for August, 2020

The Answers to Xylitol FAQs

Maybe you’ve seen it as an ingredient in your sugar-free chewing gum.  Or maybe Dr. Chowning recommended it as a sugar substitute for you.  You might have seen it advertised as a “magic” ingredient in some oral care products.  Here’s what you really need to know about xylitol. What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a natural […]

Common Myths about Wisdom Teeth

Many people have had their own experiences with wisdom teeth.  This can lead to certain generalizations that are not necessarily true for everyone.  Some of this misinformation can cause people to make the wrong assumptions about wisdom teeth.  We will debunk several of those myths in this week’s blog. Myth #1: Everyone has wisdom teeth. […]

How Do Fillings Work?

Many people are familiar with the terms “cavity” and “filling” without really understanding the process.  Here is what you need to know when your dentist tells you that you need a filling. What is a Cavity? A cavity is a bacterial infection of the hard structures of a tooth.  The bacteria in dental plaque eat […]

How Many Times a Day Should I Brush My Teeth?

This is a question dentists hear quite often.  And would you be surprised to learn that the answer is not always the same?  We make a lot of general recommendations, especially in our website content.  However, we want to make sure that all of our patients understand that a customized approach is always the best! […]