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Snoring and Oral Health

Chances are, you’ve heard the unmistakable hoarse sound that happens when a person sleeps. If you guessed Snoring—you’re right. Snoring is extremely common. In fact, nearly 37 million Americans experience habitual snoring to some degree, with a greater percentage belonging to males over the age of 40. When it comes to oral health, however, many…

Porcelain Veneers: Instant Orthodontics

Often the material of choice, porcelain veneers give dental professionals the ability to design and even improve the natural look of teeth. Tooth shape, size, and color are enhanced, resulting in an “instant orthodontic” look that is brilliant and beautiful. Widely known for their aesthetic appeal, porcelain veneers are also successful options in situations where…

The Top 5 Foods and Beverages That Will Stain Your Teeth

There are various factors that can cause your teeth to become stained. The first factor is color. Food and beverages that contain intense colors can cause your teeth to stain. The color comes from chromogens, which are colored molecules. These chromogens will attach to the enamel (outer) layer of your tooth and lead to staining.…

Top Five Worst Halloween Candy for your Teeth

Halloween is almost here! Whether you are planning on buying candy for the trick-or-treaters, or going yourself, here are the top five candies you should avoid this Halloween. 5. Milky Way – The chocolate in a Milky Way contains a lot of sugar but the major cavity-causing culprit is the caramel filling, which will get…

Is It Worth It To Get Dental Insurance?

Is it worth it to get dental insurance? This is a question our front office manager receives every day. The short answer is probably not. What most people don’t know is that even with the increasing cost of dental insurance premiums, their yearly maximums and allowances don’t go up. Traditional dental insurance can become expensive…

Tips to Prevent Cavities When Drinking Soda

One of the main reasons people develop cavities is by consuming beverages that are acidic and high in sugar. These beverages include sodas, sports drinks, and fruit juices. It is best to avoid these all together, but if you plan on drinking them, here are some tips to prevent cavities. Do not sip on the…

My tooth just cracked and it hurts

Teeth are one of the strongest minerals produced in the human body, they are not however invincible. There are many ways for your teeth to become injured, and even crack. If you are saying “My tooth just cracked and it hurts”, it is important that you contact us immediately for evaluation and treatment. What if…

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