Dental Diary

Natural Remedies for Bad Breath

Ever exhaled into the palm of your hands for a quick “breath check”? It’s hard to smell our own breath, so sometimes we need to rely on others to inform us if we have an issue in that department, but what you want to do is try and fix the problem before it occurs. Bad… — read more

Managing Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common problems dental patients have. Tooth sensitivity can affect just one tooth or all teeth. Most people experience sensitivity when drinking hot, cold, sweet or sour, and that pain quickly spreads deep into nerve endings of your teeth. Tooth sensitivity arises when gums recede and expose the underlying... — read more

Dont forget about your appointment

Regular visits to the dental office are essential to properly maintain healthy teeth and gums. Your dentist will check for any tooth decay and see if there is any plaque or tartar build up on your teeth. By the way, tartar cannot be removed by simply brushing!  Plaque and tartar can lead to gum disease,… — read more

Brushing your teeth the right way

Brushing your teeth in the morning is just as important as having breakfast! Our parents may have taught us how to brush our teeth years ago, but are you brushing correctly? Time is key when it comes to brushing; you should spend two full minutes brushing your teeth. A mere 30-45 seconds of brushing is… — read more

Bruxism & Night Guards

Many people clench and grind their teeth, but are completely unaware they do it. Why? Most clench and grind while they sleep. Clenching and grinding of teeth, or bruxism, is considered a major cause of tooth problems. Bruxism can cause a multitude of dental problems: temperature sensitivity, pain due to the wear getting down to… — read more

Dry mouth: Xerostomia

Dry mouth, Xerostomia, is a condition where your mouth is unusually dry due to a decrease in saliva production. Signs and symptoms of dry mouth are dryness in your mouth or throat, sticky and stringy saliva, bad breath, difficulty chewing, speaking and swallowing, and problems wearing dentures. Having a dry mouth is uncomfortable and also… — read more

Sealants for children

Although cavities are almost entirely preventable, cavities can still form depending on your child’s brushing habits. One way to combat decay is to place sealants on your child’s teeth. The most susceptible teeth to decay are the biting surface of the rear molars because they are the hardest ones to reach with a toothbrush. Sealants… — read more

Manual vs Power Toothbrushes

Many people are curious as to how effective the power toothbrush is. And it’s a very good question! There are three kinds of toothbrushes currently on the market: traditional manual, rechargeable powered, and the battery powered toothbrush. Long story short, manual toothbrushes get the job done. Brushing twice a day for a full two minutes… — read more

A brighter whiter smile

Want to brighten your smile? Many people do! A whiter smile can boost confidence and self-esteem, make you look younger, and help you give a positive first impression. You may just want a whiter smile for an upcoming wedding or job interview. There are numerous ways your teeth can get discolored: wine drinking, coffee and… — read more

No shot no drill no fear

The Waterlase MD is a great piece of equipment we like to use in our office due to its versatility and benefits. It combines water, air, and laser energy for safe procedures on oral tissue. Since the Waterlase does not generate heat, vibration, or pressure (the primary causes of pain), procedures are virtually painless. Decay… — read more

Oral Health Benefits of Alkaline Water

Bacteria cause an acidic environment, which in turn cause cavities. Alkaline water has a basic pH, 100 times more alkaline than spring water. The basicity of the alkaline water neutralizes the acid produced by bacteria, promoting stronger teeth and bones. Alkaline water also stimulates saliva production, which also helps rid the mouth of excess bacteria…. — read more

Coconut Oil Pulling

Have you heard of oil pulling? Oil pulling is an old remedy to clean and detoxify your mouth. It has been discovered that coconut oil can decrease the amount of Streptococcus mutans, the main culprit of causing cavities. Oil pulling decreases other oral bacteria, which can result in gingivitis, cavities, bad breath and gum inflammation…. — read more

One Stop Shop: Cerec Restorations

Interested in one visit dentistry for your upcoming restoration? Whether you need a crown, bridge, or filling, we can prep and deliver your restoration in only one appointment. There’s no longer the need for temporaries or impressions. Our new Omnicam makes it even quicker. A precise scan is taken and a virtual impression is made… — read more


Have you met CAESY? CAESY is our educational video system specifically designed for patients. Video tutorials demonstrate procedures from fillings and crowns to professional hygiene care. CAESY makes it easy to understand any procedure you need. Ask to meet CAESY at your next visit!

Dark Chocolate Benefits

I get asked every day why I have dark chocolate in my office. Cocoa beans contain strong antioxidants benefiting both oral hygiene and overall bodily health. Dark chocolate is the least processed, containing the most cocoa and therefore the highest concentration of antioxidants. Three main antioxidants in chocolate are tannins, flavonoids, and polyphenols. Tannins are… — read more

Straight Teeth Are Healthier!

Did you know the benefits of straight teeth reach far beyond having a beautiful smile! Crowded teeth are much more difficult to clean, which can leading to swollen gums and bone loss. When teeth are in proper alignment our gums adapt to the teeth much better giving the best defense to periodontal disease and decay…. — read more

Got a Sweet Tooth?

Can a sweetener really prevent tooth decay? You bet it can, but not all are created equal. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that can actually prevent tooth decay from forming. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria living in a plaque matrix adhered to our teeth. The bacteria in plaque absorbs sugars from our diet and… — read more