Supernumerary Teeth

MOST PEOPLE WILL develop a total of twenty baby teeth that are gradually replaced by a total of thirty-two adult teeth. Sometimes those teeth don’t all appear, a condition called hypodontia. In even rarer cases, all the normal teeth will be present, plus at least one extra! These extra teeth are supernumerary teeth, and the […]

Five Types Of Dental Fillings

IT’S NEVER A GREAT feeling when the dentist tells you that you have a cavity, especially when you’ve been diligently brushing and flossing to keep your teeth healthy. The next step after a cavity is discovered is typically a dental filling. Fillings come in several different materials that have their own advantages and disadvantages, so […]

Seasonal Allergies And Your Oral Health

SPRING IS IN THE AIR…and that means so are allergies. Seasonal allergies affect millions of people every year, but did you know that they can also affect oral health? Why Do We Get Seasonal Allergies? While there are plenty of allergens that can make us sneeze year round, such as dust and pet dander, seasonal […]

The Anatomy Of A Tooth

TEETH ARE A LOT more complicated than they might seem from the outside, which is why we’re using this post to provide a brief dental anatomy lesson. Now let’s dive right into the structure of a tooth! The easiest way to do this will be to divide that anatomy into two main categories: the crown […]

Swimmer’s Ear? More Like Swimmer’s Tooth!

HAVE YOUR TEETH ever felt extra sensitive after a swim at the pool? That’s no coincidence, although it can take quite a lot of swimming before the effects become noticeable. What is it about the water in swimming pools that damages teeth? Chlorine: Good For Sanitation, Bad For Teeth That’s right: the same chemical that […]

Freshen Up Your Smile For Spring

WITH WHITE CLOTHES, SOMETIMES IT TAKES a little bleach and a little sunlight to bring them back to their beautiful brightness! The same goes for your smile! Your teeth may not feel the same as a cotton t-shirt, but they ARE porous, and they absorb the food colors that you eat each day. Daily Living Can Dull […]

Bleeding Gums and Your Oral Health

Bleeding gums can be alarming when you are performing your regular oral care. There are several issues that bleeding gums can be indicative of, but it is important to understand why it occurs and how it can be treated. If you have noticed your gums are bleeding when you brush or floss, rest assured that […]

Is Diet Soda Better for Your Teeth?

Most people are aware that drinking sugary drinks and eating sugary foods is bad for your teeth. Sugar builds up between teeth causing plaque and, as bacteria feed on starch, they produce acids which lead to erosion. It would seem then, that by taking the sugar out of soft drinks, the problem would be solved. […]

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

It’s likely that at some point in your adult life, you’ll want to pursue at least one form of cosmetic dentistry. Whether by having your teeth straightened, whitened, or replacing damaged or lost teeth, there are an array of cosmetic dental treatments available today. That being said, we wanted to spend some time highlighting some […]

Why It’s Important to Replace Missing Teeth

It might surprise you to learn that about half of American adults have lost at least one adult tooth. While there are obvious cosmetic downsides to missing a tooth, many don’t realize the effects that lost teeth can have on your overall oral health, as well. Whether it’s shifting teeth, jaw bone loss, or an […]