Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Tips ’ Category

How Does Eggnog Affect the Teeth?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  With it comes sweet treats and holiday parties and, for many, lots of eggnog.  We love to use it as coffee creamer, mix it with a cocktail, or just drink it straight. As your dental professionals, you know we have to warn you about the potential effects […]

Sugar-Free Stocking Stuffers

This is the week for Christmas shopping!  We will celebrate the holiday season with gifts for loved ones, and many of us do that by filling stockings up with goodies.  The easiest thing to throw in those big treat bags is candy.  But surely, you are all getting plenty of sugar this week without the […]

Insurance Benefits: Use Them or Lose Them!

Dental insurance can provide important financial assistance in getting the dental treatments or preventive care you and your family need.  If you have dental insurance that is provided through your employer, it is important for you to understand it so that you can get the most out of it. Maintaining consistent professional dental care is […]

Why Replacing Lost Teeth is Important

Many people, when faced with the extraction of a permanent tooth, consider the option of not replacing it.  It can be tempting to leave the space empty.  The reason you should replace lost teeth is that it is genuinely better for your oral health.  In this week’s blog, we will explain the why and how […]

Why are My Teeth Sensitive after a Teeth Cleaning?

If your teeth feel sensitive after you have them cleaned at the dentist, this article is for you.  Many people experience this phenomenon, and it can make some avoid having professional teeth cleanings.  This is a dangerous trade-off, that could allow dental disease to worsen. We will help you understand why your teeth may be […]

Five Things to Ask Your Dental Hygienist

Your dental hygienist is a wonderful resource for dental education and oral hygiene instructions.  When you see yours for a professional teeth cleaning, there are a few important things you should ask.  This week’s article continues are theme of National Dental Hygiene Month and, when implemented, will help you maintain great oral health! Where are […]

National Dental Hygiene Month

We know, we know. There are too many “fake holidays” rolling around on social media these days.  National Leave a Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day is a fine example of that. We know that the plethora of silly National Days can diminish the impact of ones that truly are important. When it comes to […]

What is a Dental Bridge?

Most people have heard the term “bridge” in connection with dentistry or dental treatment.  We have heard some use it incorrectly to describe dental work that is not technically a bridge, so we will clarify exactly what a bridge is in this week’s blog. What Dental Problem Can a Dental Bridge Correct? A dental bridge […]

Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

When it comes to over-the-counter whitening products, the options are almost endless.  There is a wide variety of brands and methods available at your local pharmacy and grocery store in the oral care aisle.  You can also find countless options for sale online.  So how do you know which one to choose? Whitening strips have […]