Treating Common Dental Emergencies

Treating Common Dental Emergencies

Let’s say you sprained an ankle. What are your first steps? Most of us probably would say something along the lines of plop down on the nearest couch, ice the ankle, elevate it, add some compression, and see a doctor if it’s a bad sprain. But what about a dental...
How to Wear Protective Gear: 5 tips from your Dental Team

How to Wear Protective Gear: 5 tips from your Dental Team

It used to be the case that the only time you would expect to see someone donning a mask and gloves was in a healthcare setting. Now the prevalence of these protective items is growing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, many people have not been properly...
The Dos and Don’ts of Proper Brushing

The Dos and Don’ts of Proper Brushing

Mouth open or mouth closed? After lunch or after dinner? Flat or at an angle? We brush our teeth every day (hopefully more than once!), but who knew it was this complicated? Just grab a brush a get to work, right? There are actually some best practices to be mindful...
7 Tips (Other Than Flossing) to Avoid Gum Disease

7 Tips (Other Than Flossing) to Avoid Gum Disease

To avoid gum disease, a solid oral care regime is imperative – brush twice a day, floss at night, and use mouthwash. This is the familiar refrain, so let’s step away from that simple 3-step plan and look at other ways to prevent gum disease. Gingivitis and...
Top 10 Dental Tips For Kids

Top 10 Dental Tips For Kids

1. Think “Clean not Green.” Teeth should be clean so there is no leftover food on them for the bacteria (bugs) that live in your mouth to eat. Bacteria cause decay by eating sugary leftovers and turning them into acid. The acid rots the teeth and makes holes...