Thumb sucking and pacifier can lead to tooth problems.

Can Thumb Sucking and Pacifiers Impact Children’s Teeth?

It’s perfectly normal and natural for children to suck their thumbs and use pacifiers. When their baby and permanent teeth begin to come in, the cute habit can have detrimental effects on their jaws and tooth formation. Why Children Suck Their Thumbs It’s something most babies do at some point in their young life. They…

Wisdom teeth are often cut out, but do you know why?

Do I need my wisdom teeth removed?

We’ve all seen the funny videos on YouTube of people saying and doing crazy things thanks to the anesthesia after getting wisdom teeth removed. Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure, but many people wonder if they need to have them removed even if they don’t feel any pain. What are Wisdom Teeth? Baby teeth…

Tooth care while on vacation

Preparing Your Teeth For Vacation

Bags are packed. Mail is forwarded. Thermostat set to save energy. Time for vacation. STOP! What about your teeth? While it may seem like there’s little chance of a tooth emergency on vacation, it happens far more than you think. If you’re going on a vacation, then make sure you’re prepared before and during the…

DIY braces can be dangerous

Homemade Braces Are A DIY Don’t

The Internet has made life easier, but it’s also been the cause of dangerous fads that have injured people including do-it-yourself braces. There are videos and products online telling people to make their own braces at a fraction of the cost of a dentist, but these “braces” can lead to permanent damage and much more.…

Energy drinks can cause cavities and hurt your teeth

Energy Drinks: A Boost At The Expense of Tooth Enamel

The world just keeps getting faster and faster, leaving people little time for restful sleep. When everyone works and plays from dawn until dusk, it’s not surprising that energy drinks have become the go-to drink for the younger (and even not-so-younger) generation. Unfortunately, the energy boost comes at a price for your teeth and it…

replacing a missing tooth

Is Replacing A Missing Tooth Important? Yes!

When you break, chip or lose a front tooth, there’s little delay in getting it fixed. If it’s a molar or tooth that doesn’t have much of a smile presence, then you might think there’s no hurry in taking care of it. It’s not all that painful. It’s annoying, but doesn’t seem to impact much,…

When should you change your toothbrush

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

Your toothbrush is always there for you in the morning, but over time it can become ineffective and a breeding ground for bacteria. When was the last time you changed your toothbrush or your electric toothbrush head? If you can’t remember, then it’s probably past due. Many people forget about changing their toothbrush regularly and…

Motivating kids for good dental hygiene

Motivating Kids For Good Dental Hygiene

Kids are wonderful, but it’s not always easy to get them to practice good dental hygiene. With so many distractions from video games to YouTube, they likely don’t want to take the time out to brush their teeth after dinner. It could be they’d rather sleep a few extra minutes before going to school. Setting…

dental care during pregnancy

The Importance of Dental Care During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, there are a million things that go through your mind and there is a whole new world of rules and regulations soon-to-be-moms need to follow in order to have the best chances at a happy and healthy baby. You’ll see your doctor on a regular basis, but don’t forget about your dentist…

Sports can lead to tooth problems

Four Ways People Abuse Their Teeth

Your teeth take a lot of punishment throughout your life, but people routinely do things that unnecessarily add stress and higher chances of tooth decay. These are totally avoidable, but many people think their teeth are invincible. We see them come in with chips, breaks and cavities that didn’t need to happen. Your Teeth Are…