1. Baby Teething: Signs and Treatment

    by Emily Boge, RDH, BS, MPAc One of your baby's milestones during his or her first year of life is the appearance of the first tooth, yet baby teething can be a scary time for parents. Often baby can become cranky or irritable as he experiences tooth eruption. Soothing baby as he copes can be a challenging but manageable task. When Does Teething Start? The first tooth generally appears around the …Read More

  2. Are electric toothbrushes REALLY better than manual toothbrushes?

    Our experts weigh the pros and cons of each type of toothbrush. May 24, 2017 By Renee Knight Many patients don’t realize just how important it is to use the right toothbrush. They typically rely on the sample they get after their 6-month dental visit or pick up a cheap option at their local grocery store. To them, all toothbrushes are basically the same, and they don’t see a reason to invest i…Read More

  3. Discolored Teeth: Five Foods that Cause Stains

    by Margie Monin Dombrowski Proper oral hygiene is of course indispensable for maintaining a bright smile, but there is one other important bit of advice: Watch what you eat and drink. Certain foods and beverages can discolor teeth. If you want to protect your pearly whites, read on for some common culprits that stain your teeth. Pasta Sauce Because of their acidity, bright red hue and tendency to …Read More

  4. Toothache Causes, Remedies and Relief

    What Causes Tooth Pain? You’ve probably experienced tooth pain at some point, whether from a loose tooth, impacted wisdom tooth, or sensitivity when you bite into an ice cream cone or a hot potato. If you notice consistent pain in a tooth that lasts for more than a day or two, see your dental professional; you may need some dental work. Tooth decay causes pain in children, too, so the same rules…Read More

  5. How to Get Rid of Plaque and Remove Tartar Buildup

    How to Remove Plaque at Home Removing plaque at home on a daily basis lessens your chances of tartar buildup and experiencing more serious dental problems such as cavities, gingivitis, and bad breath. Healthy dental habits, such as brushing for two minutes twice daily and flossing after every brush, can help you prevent the harmful effects of plaque buildup. If you have kids, remember: It’s n…Read More

  6. Food for Teeth – the Christmas Way!

    As Christmas approaches, the thought which pops in our mind is Christmas gifts, Christmas cake, cookies and children being on their best behavior to be on Santa’s ‘Good List’ and avoid Santa’s ‘Naughty List’. In all this excitement we tend to forget about our teeth. So this Christmas we made our own list just like Santa. We often hear and know about food items which are good for our he…Read More

  7. Gingivitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

    By Christian Nordqvist Dentist working on a patient Gingivitis is a common type of periodontal disease. Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums (gingiva). It commonly occurs because of a film of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth - plaque; this is known as plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease. However, if left untreated, gingivitis can progres…Read More

  8. Fluoride in Water is Safe and It Works

    More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. Simply by drinking water, Americans can benefit from fluoride's cavity protection whether they are at home, work or school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community wa…Read More