Nighttime Oral Care

Keeping your teeth strong, your gums healthy, and your smile bright is not just a day job; your mouth needs protection at night too. Nighttime oral hygiene is important because while we are sleeping, the bacteria in our mouths increase as they are left relatively undisturbed. The goal is not to leave anything that the […] read more

On December 10th, 2012, posted in: News by

Just Say “NO” to Bottles in Bed

Never put your baby to sleep with a bottle or sippy cup filled with milk, formula, fruit juice, or other sweet liquid. The sugar in these beverages can cause cavities in your baby’s teeth, leading to “baby bottle tooth decay”. Instead, let your child finish his or her bottle before bed time. If you must […] read more

On November 10th, 2012, posted in: News by

Get the Most Out of Your Dental Benefits

Most dental benefit plans have an annual maximum dollar amount that will be reimbursed for a calendar year. This dollar amount is set by your carrier, and whatever benefits not used by December 31, are lost forever and cannot be carried over to the next year. We urge you to check your coverage and see […] read more

On October 10th, 2012, posted in: News by

Diabetes and Your Teeth

According to an article from www.everydayhealth.com, Diabetes can cause a variety of other health problems, ranging from cardiovascular disease to nerve damage. Many people with diabetes don’t know that they are also susceptible to gum disease, that if left untreated, can lead to loss of teeth. What’s more, advanced gum disease can also cause diabetes […] read more

On September 10th, 2012, posted in: News by

Sports and Energy Drinks Responsible for Irreversible damage to Teeth

A recent study published in the May/June issue of General Dentistry, found that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teeth-specifically, the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel, the glossy outer layer of the tooth. The researchers found that damage […] read more

On May 11th, 2012, posted in: News by

Preschooler tooth decay

A story published March 6 in The New York Times indicated preschoolers at all income levels are experiencing a dramatic increase in cavities. The level of decay is so severe that dentists often recommend using general anesthesia because young children are unlikely to be able to tolerate such extensive procedures while they are awake. The […] read more

On March 14th, 2012, posted in: News by

If your teeth could talk

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but the mouth provides an even better view of the body as a whole. Some of the earliest signs of diabetes, cancer, pregnancy, immune disorders, hormone imbalance and drug issues show up in the gums, teeth, and tongue- sometimes long before a patient knows anything is […] read more

On February 2nd, 2012, posted in: News by

Teeth crowded in seniors, as jaws shrink

The size of our jaws decreases with age. This is shown in a unique study from Sweden that followed a group of dentists throughout their lives. www.sciencedaily.com read more

On January 15th, 2012, posted in: News by

Oral bacteria linked with pneumonia risk

Oral microbiota could play a role in identifying patients at risk for healthcare-associated pneumonia, according to a study presented at a recent Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting. www.bicuspid.com read more

On December 15th, 2011, posted in: News by

Have you maximized your Dental benefits?

Most dental benefit plans have an annual maximum. The dollar amount is set by your carrier and it runs out at the end of the annual contract period. For most plans this is December 31. This means when the new year, 2012, starts, whatever benefits you may have left will be lost forever. We urge […] read more

On November 15th, 2011, posted in: News by