Blog Articles

Invisalign…Why more and more adults are opting in.

Orthodontics used to be kids’ stuff. Whether you’ve had braces or not, just about everyone associates the awkwardness of adolescence with a mouth full of metal. And while months or years of brackets and bands may have seemed bad enough as a kid or...

May 8th, 2017
Why Your Smile is Just as Important as Your Six Pack

You probably see it all the time: buff guys and girls in the gym, lifting impossibly heavy weights, sweating, grunting, and periodically flexing their muscles in the mirror. Or the fit, flexible, fierce cardio junkies shuffling from Zumba to kickboxing...

Mar 2nd, 2017
In-Office Teeth Whitening vs. Store-Bought Strips

Once upon a time, when smoking was chic and selfies weren’t yet a thing, sparkling smiles weren’t a major priority. Fast forward to the current millennium, and not only are white teeth as coveted as Ryan Gosling’s abs or Beyonce’s, well, everything...

Aug 14th, 2016
Should You Try Invisalign?

Maybe you had braces as a kid but you ditched your retainer as soon as you hit high school. Or maybe you had a flawless smile all the way through adolescence (lucky you), but things have…shifted. Whatever the case may be, now you’re a full-fledged adult...

Aug 2nd, 2016
Why Your Oral Health is About So Much More Than Your Smile

Why Your Oral Health is About So Much More Than Your Smile Maybe you’re not the most consistent flosser. Or, let’s be honest: you’re not a flosser, period; it’s a hassle that’s fallen entirely off your daily to-do list. And maybe you could be a bit...

Jul 14th, 2016
When Should I be Concerned About a Toothache?

As a dentist, it’s easy to preach about maintaining great oral hygiene. Every dentist does it. I have multiple conversations daily with my patients about brushing twice a day, flossing regularly and maintaining a diet that is ideal of your oral health...

May 31st, 2016
The Basics Behind Veneers, Crowns & Bridges!

What’s the Difference Between Veneers, Crowns, and Bridges? Whether your dentist made the suggestion or you simply suspect your smile is in need of a major overhaul, you may be toying with the idea of crowns or veneers...

May 18th, 2016
The Scoop on Cosmetic Dentistry

The Scoop on Cosmetic Dentistry Advances in cosmetic dentistry have exceeded anything the dental community could have expected as early as 10 years ago. In a recent poll by People Magazine...

Dec 2nd, 2015
The Secret to Banishing Bad Breath

The Secret to Banishing Bad Breath There is no way to sugar-coat it – bad breath is embarrassing. Fortunately, with proper oral hygiene and some helpful home remedies, you can avoid the embarrassment of bad breath forever. There are many reasons for...

Nov 17th, 2015
TMJ: Facts about Pain, Symptoms, and Treatments

emporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a group of problems involving the muscle and joints around the jaw. Patients who suffer from TMJ often complain of muscle pain while chewing, painful...

Aug 15th, 2015
Don’t Overlook Important Oral Health Habits for Young Children

I’m frequently asked by patients who are new parents how they can introduce good oral care habits to their children. Some of the questions I come across include 1) When is a good age to start brushing? 2)How can I get them to be consistent and care ...

Aug 12th, 2015
Use the Tooth Fairy as a Teaching Tool

Introducing children to the importance of oral health can be a tedious and frustrating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. In February 2014, Delta Dental published some quick tips on how to use the...

Aug 11th, 2015