• Can Chocolate Be Good For Your Teeth?

    (Oh please, let the answer be YES!) As a matter of fact, it CAN BE. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, that’s great news! Some chocolate does actually have properties that can help protect your teeth. And we have the science to back it up. Polyphenols Polyphenols are micronutrients with antioxidant activity that […]

  • What Causes Teeth to Yellow?

    Everyone wants white teeth… just walk down the dental aisle at your local drugstore, and you’ll see plenty of products that promise to whiten and brighten your teeth. Teeth whitening is big business, because people feel self-conscious about yellowing teeth. And you may have noticed that your pearly whites aren’t so white anymore. But do […]

  • The Magic of Gum Grafting

    Studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that approximately half of American adults over age 30 have some form of periodontal disease, and it’s even more prevalent in those age 65 and older. Gum disease can lead to recession of the gingiva (gum tissue), which can expose roots to damage from […]

  • Low Carb Diets and Bad Breath

    There are always going to be debates about which diets work the best for weight loss. Low-carb diets are very popular right now, as evidenced by the increase of trends such as the Atkins and Paleo diets. “Ketogenic” is a term for a low-carb diet, where you get most of your calories from protein and fat, […]

  • 5 Signs of a Healthy Mouth

    On our blog, we’ve talked a lot about how an unhealthy mouth can affect the overall health of a person. Today we’re talking about what a HEALTHY mouth looks like. A healthy mouth is often a sign of a healthy body! Your dentist will look for specific indicators of oral health during an exam: Healthy, […]

  • What We Can Learn From Diabetic Mice

    If you’ve got diabetes, you probably already know that diabetes can take a toll on your teeth and gums. There is a well-established connection between diabetes, tooth decay, and gum disease. Diabetes affects your body’s ability to process sugar, which results in high blood sugar levels. The higher your blood sugar level, the higher your risk […]

  • If Your Teeth Could Talk

    Are your teeth trying to tell you something? Maybe your gums are sore, your smile is a bit yellow, or a tooth is looking a little crooked. These could be small problems, or signs that you need to see a professional. An achy tooth Do you have throbbing or achy tooth pain? If it just […]

  • You May Not Know About This, But You Should.

    A whopping 62% of Americans know very little or nothing about oral cancer, yet the death rate for this cancer is higher than that of cancers which we hear about routinely, such as cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, cancer of the testes, and endocrine system cancers. A few more facts you may not know (but […]

  • Cosmetics: Making Your Smile More Beautiful

    Have you ever looked in the mirror, and wished you could make improvements on your smile? Periodontal therapy includes cosmetic procedures,  called Periodontal Plastic Procedures, that can often make great improvements. Patients young and old can benefit from some common procedures that can make a big splash! Root Coverage Grafting You’ve most likely heard the […]

  • Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual?

    Even though dentists tell us that we should all be brushing twice a day for at least 2-3 minutes each time, the average person actually only brushes between 45-70 seconds per day, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. Bacteria left behind on your teeth can increase your risk for cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis, and even more […]