father and son flossing together.

What Do You Teach Your Kids About Flossing?

  • Sep 10 2021

If I go for all of my regular dental exams and cleanings do I really have to floss my teeth every day? Life has been rather different during our time spent dealing with COVID. Many of us ended up working at home. Kids, for the most part, stopped going off to school and switched to […]

Increasing Popularity of Botox for Men

  • Aug 7 2021

Is it true that more and more men are getting Botox treatments to reduce facial wrinkles? Is it vain to want to look your best? Is it less than honest to try and adjust your appearance so that the age you look on the outside more closely matches how you feel on the inside?  There […]


Soft, Medium, or Hard Bristles?

  • Jul 15 2021

How do I choose the right toothbrush to help me avoid dental issues and gum damage? We’re all familiar with the phrase “no pain, no gain”. We usually hear it from someone who wants us to do something that we don’t want to do. Benjamin Franklin used the version “there are no gains, without pains”, […]

gum health for woman

Scaling and Root Planing Can Help Prevent Gum Disease

  • Jun 7 2021

What is scaling and root planing and why would my dentist recommend it? If your dentist has recommended that you make an appointment for scaling and root planing and you aren’t really sure what that is, your initial reaction might include a certain amount of apprehension. Most of us have heard of scaling fish, which […]


Bacon-Flavored Dental Floss?

  • May 17 2021

There are so many different kinds of dental floss; how do I choose which one will do the best job?  Bacon-flavored dental floss? Yes, actually, that is a real thing. Not a good idea for everyday flossing, though, based on many of the reviews on Amazon. Seems to be a hit as a gag gift […]

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Time to Move On Your Dental Bucket List

  • Apr 21 2021

How can I decide whether I should choose dental implants or if veneers or dentures would work as well?  It’s been a long year. Thanks to the restrictions put in place to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, life as we normally know it pretty much ceased for the past 12 months. We stopped […]

dentist discussing periodontitis with patient

Periodontitis Linked to Severity of COVID-19?

  • Mar 17 2021

Have new study results found a link between periodontitis and more extreme COVID-19 symptoms? Whether they follow through or not, there aren’t very many who could truthfully claim to not know how important it is to practice good oral hygiene. This includes consistently brushing, flossing, and keeping those regular appointments for dental exams and cleanings. […]

chronic bad breath

Chronic Bad Breath May Be Telling You Something

  • Feb 17 2021

Should I worry if I have bad breath more than just once in a while? Everybody has an occasional bout of bad breath. Spending a fair amount of time wearing a face mask that covers our mouth and nose has made us all far too aware of the potential of having less than sparklingly fresh […]

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“Zoom Face” Increasing Demand for Porcelain Veneers

  • Jan 20 2021

How long can I realistically expect porcelain veneers to last? Life has certainly changed since the arrival of social distancing as a means of preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Whatever your situation, there is a good chance that you have had to cancel plans for trips and vacations and have spent far more time […]

teenager grinding their teeth

Grinding Your Teeth More These Days?

  • Dec 5 2020

Would a mouth guard help prevent me from grinding my teeth during the night? Have you found that you’ve started grinding your teeth in your sleep or doing it more than you have in the past? It appears that you are not alone. Dentists have been seeing an increase in patients displaying damaged crowns and […]