Preventing and Treating Dental Erosion

Do you know what dental erosion is? This occurs when your teeth when the acid in plaque wears down your tooth enamel, leading to decay and attrition. One of the biggest benefactors to the plaque that cause dental erosion is acidic food and beverages. Here are some practical ways to prevent and fight dental erosion in your mouth: - Avoid... read more »

Braces and Brushing

Once your new braces are on, you might have trouble seeing your teeth for all of the hardware in your mouth. But trust us: your teeth are still there, and they still need you to take care of them. Before you have your braces placed, you should see your dentist for a cleaning and exam to make certain that any... read more »

Dental Floss, Toothpicks, and Water Picks

You probably know that there are a few things you should do every day if you’re interested in preserving a healthy, attractive smile. Flossing, which may be overlooked more frequently than brushing is, is important because food caught between your teeth can lead to decay. But, as you know, there are a few options available for removing food between your... read more »

Oral Hygiene Tips to Use When You Align Your Smile

As you may already know, oral hygiene is extremely important, especially when you have braces. If you properly clean your smile each day, you won’t need to worry about tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth discoloration. So, to help you keep your smile in tip-top shape while you align your teeth, your dentist, Dr. Holly Krystek, recommends doing the... read more »

The Dangers of Gum Disease

Gum disease is not an uncommon oral health issues. Tartar build up at the gum line is the most common cause infection and inflammation of the gum tissues. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Initial symptoms include red or inflamed gums that bleed easily during brushing and flossing. If gingivitis is allowed to advanced it can become... read more »

3 Reasons to Brush Up on Oral Care

With the holidays fast approaching it’s easy for people to lose track of important tasks. Oral hygiene is essential to a healthy smile and often over looked. With sugar on the rise, cavities are not far behind, which can lead to poor oral health. That is why it’s more important than ever to maintain proper oral care so you don’t... read more »