Category Archives: Dental Health Tips

4 Ways to Keep Your Traditional Braces Clean

Congratulations! You have braces – you are taking the next step to improve the alignment of your smile (which can have an enormous impact on self-esteem) along with your overall health and well-being. Crooked teeth can cause speech difficulties, digestive issues, sleeping problems, and even headaches or muscle pain. Having braces placed and maintaining them […]

How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth When You Sleep

What is Tooth Grinding? Do you constantly wake in the morning with jaw or neck pain? Do headaches take over your day before it even starts? This is often a sign that you grind your teeth. Tooth grinding, also referred to as bruxism, is the process of repeatedly clenching and rubbing the top and bottom […]

Recommit to Routine Dental Exams in 2015

With the New Year underway, it is time to commit to your resolutions. This may often include a promised dentist visit after a long break, but unfortunately this is brushed off too easily as something that can wait. Do not make this vital mistake. Let us provide you with the confidence to take control of […]

Dental Benefits: Use It or Lose It

Another year is winding down! We wanted to remind you to make sure you take advantage of any unused dental insurance benefits or flex spending accounts. For most dental insurance plans, the benefits are defined as a calendar year (January 1 – December 31) and if benefits are not used by the end of the […]

Confessions of a Dentist: What Do We REALLY Think About Halloween Candy?

Let’s be honest, no dentist (me included) is going to tell you that candy and the sweet treats frequently associated with Halloween are good for you. Excessive and prolonged exposure to sugar can lead to decay, cavities and other preventable dental issues. Bacteria that is naturally occurring in the mouth feeds off of sugar, turning […]