Braces on a Budget: Tips for Affordable Orthodontic Therapy

Embarking on the trip to align your teeth with dental braces is not almost accomplishing a gorgeous smile yet also about making a financial dedication. Recognizing the complexities of the prices related to braces can help individuals make notified choices regarding their orthodontic treatment. From the kinds of dental braces offered to insurance coverage and … Continued

Why come and see me? Why am I different from “ABC” Dental?

Not too toot my own horn here (well, maybe a little bit!), but I’m special. Not only does my Mom think that (Hi Mom!) but for other reasons too. I’ll make this brief and to the point. You should also be considering this for any professional that you choose, whether its a Doctor, Lawyer, Accountant … Continued

Every 6 months, that’s a myth, right?

Just like “An apple a day keep the Doctor away” is popular saying, so is “See your Dentist every 6 months!”. I subscribe that you should see me every 6 months, if not even more often.  I know in todays modern, busy world six months doesn’t seem like a long time, but a whole lot … Continued

How to choose the right dentist for you

Let’s talk a little bit about how to choose the right dentist for you. There are some obvious things, like picking a dentist that’s convenient to your house or work, has hours that work with your schedule and perhaps accepts your insurance.  Those are easy, but how do you know if you’re going to be … Continued

Have small teeth or spaces in between them?

Having small lateral teeth, so called “peg” laterals is fairly common.  These are the two small front teeth on either side of your two front upper teeth. I mostly tend to see “peg” laterals in men, although they can certainly happen in women too.  I recently saw a young man who didn’t have peg laterals … Continued

Are you using your dental insurance?

Statistics say that half the people out there with dental insurance never use it.  To me this is mind boogling!  Not only does this mean that people are neglecting their dental health but they’re also paying for something that they’re not using.  (I suppose the same could be said for those on “auto-pay” at the … Continued

Six Common Myths About Dental Care

Thanks to the internet, news travels fast as the speed of light nowadays. However, rumors, urban legends, and myths spread quickly, too. That includes false beliefs about dental care. So we thought we’d take a few moments to clear up six common myths about caring for your teeth. 1. MYTH: Brushing my teeth several times … Continued

The Importance of Fluoride

People often talk about fluoride being important for the dental health of young children. That’s because fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque. It does this by remineralizing the tooth’s top layer, or enamel. Each day, minerals are lost from enamel by acid. Fluoride found in foods … Continued

The Importance of Wearing Mouth Guards

Mouth guards should be worn by everyone, both children and adults who play contact sports like football, boxing and soccer just to name a few. Even those enjoying non-contact sports and recreational activities like mountain biking could benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard. While mouth guards are not required equipment for some sports, wearing … Continued

The Benefits of Mouthwash

You brush twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist twice a year. Do you still need to use mouthwash? The answer: It depends. Here are a few ways mouthwash can be helpful: Helps fight cavities. A mouthwash with fluoride will help reduce cavities and periodontal disease. This is particularly helpful if you … Continued