How Do You Know if You Have Bruxism?

Have you ever heard of bruxism? It’s a disorder that can occur in otherwise very healthy mouths, consisting of the involuntary grinding or gnashing your teeth, often while sleeping. Because the actual grinding often occurs unconsciously, it can be difficult to catch. But there are some tell-tale signs. If you suspect you may have bruxism, here are some questions you... read more »

How Do Teeth Benefit from Dental Sealants?

Are your teeth at an increased risk for tooth decay and cavities? There are many factors that can cause your teeth to fall in harm’s way when it comes to oral ailments. Age, eating habits, diet, diseases, daily habits, oral hygiene, genetics, environmental factors, and hormones can all affect your risk of developing tooth decay. Fortunately, dental sealants can protect... read more »

A Cracked Tooth Is a Very Serious Cause for Concern

The outer layer of each one of your teeth is made from a very durable material called enamel. Even though tooth enamel is very hard, it is possible for a hard fall or blow to the face to crack the enamel. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports without the protection of a mouth guard. The... read more »

The Beauty of Dental Sealants

The beauty of dental sealants is that they are a tool in one’s arsenal against cavities, along with meticulous brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings. Their proven track record goes back to the 1970’s—that’s how long they have been helping people achieve cavity-free molars and premolars. Also known as pit and fissure sealants, they act as barriers against the ravages... read more »

Protecting the Health of Mom and Baby During Pregnancy

So you are expecting a baby, congratulations! This is a special time for you and your developing baby. To make sure you have a healthy pregnancy and delivery, this is the perfect time to step up your oral care routine. You will want to see your dentist, along with your obstetrician, especially if you have not been in for a... read more »