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Defend Your Smile!

This is the time of year that we start to think of winter sports and the one piece of equipment that we want our patients to include in their purchases – mouth guards! Risk Management Most sports related activity carry some element of risk for injury. The more contact involved in the activity the higher the risk. We’ve certainly […]

How often should you go to the dentist?

Your Smile is important and the health of your teeth has an impact on your overall health. But what if your teeth feel and look great to you? Many people still believe that unless they are experiencing pain or have broken a tooth, it’s not necessary to see a dentist for regular examinations, but in a […]

What’s Brewing in your Mouth?

GERMS! You can’t see them, but you can sure feel, taste and even smell the hundreds of different types of germs that make their home in your mouth. While many of these bacteria are harmless, others wreak havoc in the mouth causing tooth decay, inflammation of the gums and bad breath. Let’s talk about bad […]

11 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Take care of your teeth Achieving healthy teeth takes a lifetime of care. Even if you’ve been told that you have nice teeth, it’s crucial to take the right steps every day to take care of them and prevent problems. This involves getting the right oral care products, as well as being mindful of your […]

Bulimia’s Effect on Teeth

A life of bingeing and purging Bulimia is an eating disorder in which people binge-eat large amounts of food. Then they purge — throw up, fast, or engage in some other “purging” behavior such as using laxatives or exercising to excess — in an attempt to rid their bodies of all the extra calories. Constant cycles […]

How to Get Rid of Cavities

What causes cavities? Dental cavities, or caries, are tiny holes in the hard surface of the teeth. They are caused by bacteria on the surface of teeth creating acid out of sugar. The most common culprit is a bacterium known as Streptococcus mutans. The bacteria form a sticky film known as plaque. The acids in plaque […]

Chipped Tooth

Overview Enamel — or the tough, outer covering of your teeth — is one of the strongest substances in your body. But it does have it limits. A forceful blow or excessive wear and tear can cause teeth to chip. The result is a jagged tooth surface that can be sharp, tender, and disfiguring. Causes of […]

Identifying and Treating a Dead Tooth

Overview Teeth are made up of a combination of hard and soft tissue. You may not think of teeth as living, but healthy teeth are alive. When the nerves in the pulp of the tooth, which is the inner layer, become damaged, such as by injury or decay, they can stop providing blood to the […]

Guard Your Health: Health and Wellness for Soldiers and Families

Maintaining mission readiness, while balancing dual responsibilities as citizens and Soldiers, can present challenges for Army National Guard (ARNG) Soldiers and their families. Enter Guard Your Health, a website dedicated to the unique health and wellness needs and experiences of Army National Guard Soldiers and their families. The website provides a central online hub for the […]

What does a physician have to say about teeth? Lots!

Our friends at The Mighty Mouth have done a fantastic job using video to promote good oral health. Some of our favorites are those featuring Dr. Ben Danielson, a pediatrician in Seattle, Washington with lots to say about the oral health of kids and expectant mothers. Dr. Ben Danielson reviews smart snacks for a healthy mouth: Choosing […]