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Answers to 5 of Your Common FAQ

1. My gums bleed when I floss and brush, what’s going on and should I stop?

Have You Listened to Your teeth Lately?

Did you know your teeth can talk? Maybe “communicate” is a better word but you should be aware that your teeth have a lot to say about how they are feeling and when they need help. Paying attention can make all the difference to your dental health.

Modern Dentistry Has Come a Long Way!

Those of a certain generation may remember visits to the dentist as being a little scary and sometimes painful.

Googling “dentist jokes” almost always reveals cartoons depicting patients going through the roof, literally, along with jokes about how much it hurts to go to the dentist. Considering search engines are the face of the modern Internet it’s too bad they haven’t kept up with the times.

Eating Tips for Whiter Teeth – Naturally!

Research and our own experience suggests that other people notice our teeth when they first meet us. It only makes sense to want the best and brightest smile we can have in order to ace that all important first impression.

Oral Care Plays a Part in Cancer Treatment

Did you know that your dentist is responsible for more than making sure your teeth are healthy? During your regular checkups your dentist also checks for overall oral health and looks for early signs of oral cancer.

Flossing – Why You Can’t Fool Your Dentist!

Here’s a little secret, if you don’t floss regularly and think you can pull a fast one on your dentist by flossing and brushing the morning of your checkup, it won’t work! Dentists can tell when you’ve been flossing and when you haven’t and the way they can tell that you’re not flossing is if your gums bleed during your cleaning and dental exam.

Sugar & Spice is Not Always Nice!

Sugar tastes wonderful and since there is usually a holiday or birthday just around the corner you might want to learn a few tips on how to indulge while still taking care of your teeth. Ignorance is bliss, as are homemade butter tarts, but before you pop that piece of birthday cake or Black Magic truffle into your mouth you might want to arm yourself with a little “tooth friendly” information.

Toothbrush 101

Most of us have been using a toothbrush since we were old enough to hold onto one and you may be asking yourself what you could possibly find out about it that you don’t already know? You may be surprised. For instance, did you know that you should rinse your toothbrush BEFORE and after brushing? Airborne bacteria and other particles like dust can settle on your toothbrush between brushings. Get in the habit of rinsing your brush under hot water while briskly rubbing the bristles back and forth both before and after brushing.

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

If you have lost one or more teeth and are looking at options to regain your smile you might want to consider dental implants as your long term smile solution. A dental implant is a high-tech solution that can help to preserve your natural jaw bone while restoring your natural looking smile.

Teeth Whitening 101 – Know the Basics

“And I have the sunset and the Tuscan wine and the white teeth of the women in Rome. I am a traveler in Romance.” 
W. Somerset Maugham