Nothing But the Tooth #5 – Holiday Candy

Be Careful with how much and what kind of Holiday candy you eat.

Nothing But the Tooth #4 – Pink While You are Brushing

Pink While You are Brushing When brushing your teeth, the bristles should never have a pink color. This is a sign that a more serious condition is occurring such as gum disease. Consult a dentist right away. Postponing a visit or treatment increases the chance of losing your teeth.

Why Should You Floss?

It is important for you to floss if you’re interested in maintaining a healthy mouth. Flossing can reach places that your toothbrush can’t get to. But there are many individuals who struggle with flossing for a number of reasons. Fortunately, alternative options such as water floss can help everyone maintain great oral health. If you… Read more »

Nothing But the Tooth #3 – Teaching children how to brush their teeth

Many of us have children. Teaching them to brush can be difficult because the child will either just bite down on the brush or lick off the flavored toothpaste. Want to know one way to teach your child to brush? Why not switch toothbrushes and brush each other’s teeth? You brush your child’s teeth and… Read more »

Nothing but the Tooth #2 – The powers of 2

In dentistry, I have my power of 2s. Brush 2 minutes at a time, brush twice a day and visit me at least two times a year. By brushing for two minutes, no matter how poorly done, one would have done a more than fair job of cleaning. Everybody should brush at least twice a… Read more »

Nothing but the Tooth #1 – Which comes first, the toothbrush or the floss?

I am not going to pretend that everybody flosses two to three times a day. If everybody did, my job would be easier! The real question is for when you are doing the brushing and flossing. Which do you do first? Or does it even matter? Out of habit, some people will brush first and… Read more »

Fluoride Can Save Your Smile

Your tooth enamel is composed of a dense matrix of mineral crystals. This is what gives your teeth the strength to bite, chew and grind hard foods. Poor oral hygiene and the regular consumption of acidic foods and beverages can deplete the mineral density of your tooth enamel, making them prone to tooth decay and… Read more »

When Listing What You’re Are Thankful for, Don’t Forget Your Smile!

In honor of the Thanksgiving holidays this month, our team want to encourage our patients in , , to consider how important a healthy smile is to their overall well-being. Did you know that Dr. Lissa Rankin in her bestseller, “Mind Over Medicine”, determined that happy people live up to ten years longer than unhappy… Read more »

Don’t Let a Cracked Tooth Dampen Your Thanksgiving

Welcome to , where Dr. and our team are thankful to be able to help our patients in , , with all of their oral care needs. If you feel a sharp pain when you bite down on your food which stops when you stop putting pressure on your tooth, your tooth may have a… Read more »

Are You Only Cleaning Half of Your Teeth?

When you brush your teeth, you may think that you are cleaning most of your teeth. You get the top, the front, and the back. How much more to your teeth is there? Believe it or not, in total, you have five sides to a tooth. If you don’t floss, you are missing two sides… Read more »