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Are You Confident in Your Smile? Try This Test
November 15, 2017

It’s simple – give yourself a big smile in the mirror. Are you comfortable? Or are you eager to look away? Countless people put up with grins that they’re not completely happy with – but making a change doesn’t have to mean expensive, complex dental work. Learn more about affordable, straightforward ways to make aesthetic […]

Why a Cold Can Cause Tooth Pain
November 3, 2017

Everyone experiences that same moment of panic when you wake with a throbbing toothache, but don’t start stressing about a cavity just yet! If your toothache is accompanied by a stuffy nose, headache or sinus pain and pressure, then that tender tooth could be connected. When your body contracts a sinus infection, inflammation or head […]

How Often Should I Whiten my Teeth?
October 22, 2017

We all want that brightest-white Hollywood smile – but not at the expense of our dental health. Overdoing teeth whitening treatments can put your teeth at risk for other issues, some of which can be permanent, so it’s important to know how often you should be whitening before you’re looking at a big problem in […]

How Many Dental Exams Do I Need Each Year?
October 9, 2017

How often do you actually need to visit the dentist? We know the office isn’t most patients’ favorite place, and we want to help you get onto the exam schedule that makes the most sense. While there is an official recommendation for how often the “average” patients should visit, we’d love to give you more […]

How to Overcome a Fear of Needles
September 24, 2017

Do you have a phobia? More specifically – does it prevent you from receiving the level of healthcare that you deserve? For those with a fear of needles (known as trypanophobia), the struggle is ongoing. Something that seems relatively perfunctory to most of use – like a vaccination or giving blood – is a fight […]

Veneers: Fact vs. Fiction
September 17, 2017

We talk about veneers on this blog quite a bit – and that’s largely because we’ve seen them do such incredible things for our patients. But if you’re at all anxious about trying cosmetic dentistry, and just considering veneers for the first time, we definitely understand some hesitation. After all, these ceramic shells are going […]

Is Chocolate the Best Sweet for Your Teeth?
August 12, 2017

Struggling with a sweet tooth? When it comes to treats that won’t decay your teeth, chocolate is the right way to go. We’ve talked about chocolate being better for your smile before, but as we head into the sweet-filled holiday season it bears repeating. Make this Halloween the one when your kids don’t harm their […]


Our ancestors didn’t have toothpaste, electric toothbrushes or floss – but they still came up with some pretty ingenious ways to clean their teeth. Looking back at how ancient humans stayed cavity-free (or at the very least, retained their teeth) gives us incredible perspective on how our societies have changed. There are a few different […]


  Depending on who you ask, there are a million ways to improve your health and boost your longevity. And as your dental professionals, we’re obviously a little biased – but that doesn’t mean you should discount everything that healthy teeth and gums can accomplish for your overall wellness. Of course, getting healthy isn’t as […]


A teeth cleaning is all about plaque… right? While the scrape of the scaler against your enamel might leave the biggest impression, cavities and gum disease aren’t the only problems regular cleanings take into consideration. Your dentist actually has a window into your whole body health right there in your mouth. If you have certain […]


What if we told you that even the most anxious patient now has a way to completely redo their front teeth without stress? Let’s take a step back before we dive into this remarkable treatment option. There’s a dangerous cycle that patients with extreme dental anxiety fall into. Because they’re afraid of the office, they’re […]


  New parents know all too well that there are a million things to remember about your child’s healthcare. Don’t get bogged down by recommendations – instead, find streamlined guides that make parenting just a little bit easier. We’re offering one to help with the dental side of infancy, toddlerhood, childhood & beyond. Your kids […]

How to Prevent Jaw Pain on a Daily Basis
June 1, 2017

There’s a lot to remember when caring for your teeth each day. You need to brush twice and floss once. You need to eat right and get the right nutrients for your teeth and overall oral health. You should avoid using your teeth as tools and wear a night guard if you have problems with […]


We’re always asking whether you’ve been flossing at your dental exams. And whether you answer yes or no, your gums always tell the truth. In reality, many patients don’t floss regularly – and this is understandable. After all, picking up the floss can feel like an unnecessary extra step after you’ve finished brushing. What difference […]

How Pop Really Affects Your Teeth
May 2, 2017

You’ve been told to avoid pop since you were a child. But empty threats don’t really communicate the full extent of the damage that soft drinks can cause to once-healthy enamel. While sugar is a big culprit, it’s the acidity of soda that causes more serious damage. Every time you take a sip of soda, […]

Are Dental Implants Worth The Cost?
April 18, 2017

Don’t get bogged down by the dental implant decision. We know that there’s a lot to consider before undergoing implant surgery, from the downtime involved, to your candidacy, to the restoration that will accompany the implant. But as with so many decisions, one of the biggest considerations is probably the price tag. It’s always important […]

How Long Before Invisalign Straightens My Teeth?
April 7, 2017

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment, especially among adults. By using clear plastic trays instead of traditional metal braces and bands, Invisalign offers a nearly invisible treatment option. Invisalign can correct crooked teeth, gaps between the teeth, or bite misalignments more comfortably than traditional braces. Seeing Results with Invisalign To begin your Invisalign treatment, you’ll […]

How to Get a Cavity-Free Smile at Home
March 22, 2017

Nobody likes learning that they have a cavity (or 2 or 3). But only the extremely lucky seem to make it through exams without ever turning up some decay. How can you join that special group? Changing a few of your home habits could make a significant difference. When was the last time you checked […]

How Young is Too Young for Botox?
February 24, 2017

Nobody likes looking in the mirror and noticing new wrinkles on their skin. While there are thousands upon thousands of anti-aging creams, masks, and in-office treatments available, those are tackling fine lines & wrinkles that already exist. What if you could prevent facial lines in the first place? More and more people interested in preventative […]

Teeth Whitening Puts Your Best Face Forward
January 9, 2017

We all want to look our best. But sometimes, reaching that happy place can be an elusive process. Feel like you’ve done everything possible to give your appearance a boost, and still not liking what you’re seeing? It may be time to tend to your teeth. Our smiles are inherent components of who we are. […]

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