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Adult Dentistry Blog


DEC 14 2018
Beating Bad Breath December 14th, 2018

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression! That’s why its so important to present your best self whenever you meet somebody for the first time. Whether you are preparing for a job interview, going on a date, or meeting new people in a social setting, you will be Most pe...

DEC 11 2018
Whiten Your Teeth Over Dinner December 11th, 2018

There’s no better feeling than looking in the mirror and seeing a beautiful smile, showcasing gleaming white teeth. Unfortunately, with so many delicious foods and beverages that cause plaque buildup, it can be difficult to maintain that perfect smile. Per the AARP, coffee, tea, red wine and ...

DEC 3 2018
The Truth About Scurvy December 3rd, 2018

You’ve probably heard it since you were a little kid: calcium will make your bones strong! A healthy supply of vitamins and minerals is essential for nutritional balance and optimizing your body’s natural processes. Calcium, or Vitamin C, is one such vitamin that plays an essential role...

NOV 20 2018
Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening November 20th, 2018

Your teeth can stain over time from coffee, wine, cigarettes, and other products, which may make you feel self-conscious and threaten the integrity of your tooth enamel. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products offer a convenient way to brighten your smile at home, but using these too much can be ...

NOV 16 2018
Dental Caries: Treatments, Signs, and Symptoms November 16th, 2018

Dental caries, which are also referred to as tooth decay or cavities, are one of the most widespread diseases today, but also among the most preventable conditions. When you eat certain foods, the bacteria on your teeth breaks them down and produces acids that have the ability to seriously damage t...

NOV 14 2018
Am I at Risk for Gum Disease? November 14th, 2018

A few decades ago, it was believed that the biggest risk factor for gum (periodontal) disease was aging. Today we know that aging in itself doesn't put you at risk for gum disease, and that other conditions may increase your susceptibility. Luckily, knowing the risk factors and being proactive can ...

NOV 6 2018
Cold Food and Sensitive Teeth November 6th, 2018

Winter may be upon us, and it’s pretty easy to beat the cold by adding on an extra layer or two of clothing. However, if your teeth are sensitive to the cold, you may want to think twice about having that snowball fight! Even one sip of an cool drink or bite of a cold dessert can send shockwa...

NOV 1 2018
Keeping Your Guard Up Against Sports Related Dental Injuries November 1st, 2018

Over the years, sports participation by youths has grown steadily. It is estimated that 20 to 25 million youths participate in competitive sports. As a result of this growth in participation levels, incidence of injury has also increased. Some have reported sports to account for approximately 36 pe...

OCT 30 2018
Tips and Techniques - Holiday Tooth Care to Make Your Smile the Brightest! October 30th, 2018

The vast majority of holidays are upon us, and for many of us that means engaging with plenty of friends, family and rekindling old connections. Although we should be excited for all of these forthcoming events, it behooves us to remember all of the goodies that can be detrimental to the health of ...

OCT 23 2018
The Function of Each Tooth October 23rd, 2018

Teeth help you chew your food to make it easier to digest, and each type of tooth has a slightly different shape for their respective job. They also help make your smile great! The five types of teeth include: Incisors Canines/Cuspids Premolars Molars Third Molars Incisors Often the firs...

OCT 18 2018
Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed? October 18th, 2018

Throughout your life, you’ve probably heard someone, somewhere say, “My dentist said I need to have my wisdom teeth taken out.” Perhaps even your dentist has said this to you! Oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth is a standard practice, and hopefully it’ll be the last time yo...

OCT 16 2018
Dental Probing: What’s the Point? October 16th, 2018

Have you ever wondered why your dentist pokes your gums? What your dentist is doing is checking the depth of gum tissue pockets that surround your tooth. It's a proactive way to identify your risk for gum disease, and when done regularly, can help catch the condition early. Dental probing can save ...

OCT 11 2018
Eating Without Teeth - Don’t Try This At Home! October 11th, 2018

Just because you have lost your teeth and have had difficulty applying dentures, or haven’t had dental implants, doesn’t mean the smell of a home-cooked meal no longer makes your mouth water. The aroma of food still makes it tempting to try and eat without teeth. Who knows, you might ev...

OCT 4 2018
Understanding Nitrous Oxide October 4th, 2018

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is a gas most commonly used by dentists to relax their patients, helping them enjoy their dental appointments. While it is not a strong pain-killer, it is a great tool to help induce relaxation. Since it is available to all our patients who request it, we wanted to help the unde...

OCT 2 2018
Dental Implants: Traditional Vs. Mini October 2nd, 2018

Replacing missing teeth via dentures, bridges and dental implants is no foreign practice to modern day dentists. If you are in need of an implant, your dentist may present two options: traditional and mini. Traditional dental implants are the best choice to guarantee a durable, natural-looking repl...