Tooth Loss – think again: the truth about grinding

teeth grinding

Many of us grind our teeth without even realizing it until it is too late. By this time patients have severe wear and tear on their teeth. An example of long-term effects of grinding is presented below from one of our patients. You can see that the teeth have turned into small stumps giving an […]

It’s all about the presentation! Naturally brightening your smile…

brighten your smile

Oral hygiene and the appearance of our teeth leaves a lasting impression. So doing everything possible to improve our oral health is critical to creating a favorable impression! Fortunately, nature has provided us with solutions to keep the enamel of our teeth healthy and stain-free. You are what you eat! Starbuck’s is NOT your friend… […]

Do you need a crown after root canal?

root canal and crown

Many patients wonder why a crown is necessary after getting a root canal. Why can’t dentists just put a filling in? It’s so much cheaper… What is a root canal procedure and why is it needed? When a cavity in a tooth is left untreated, it enlarges and eventually reaches a nerve inside. The nerve […]

Brushing and Flossing: The Ultimate Dream Team

Think of brushing and flossing as the Tampa Bay Lightning’s championship winning offense and defense. Your toothbrush and floss are same! Flossing is the defense that skillfully takes plaque out and brushing is the offense that moves plaque away to take the lead in scoring the winning goal of oral hygiene. Individually, brushing and flossing […]

Happy Tooth-day! Let’s talk about Teeth Whitening.

It is a known fact that one of the first things people see when you look at them is your smile, and that smile can help you more than you think. Some studies suggest that your smile is indicative of how successful you will be in your professional career; if people see a healthy smile […]

Can Dental Fillings Fall Out & What to Do

Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures that general dentists do nowadays. It does not take a long time to remove the decay and replace it with composite, resin material. A bonding agent is applied that makes the tooth combine with the material, and it is almost as strong as the tooth itself. […]

Reasons Dental Checkups are Needed Twice a Year

 Patients always wonder why they need to get a deep cleaning at their dentist’s office twice a year. Often, dentists hear the phrase: “isn’t just once a year fine?” The truth of the matter is that six months appointments are needed to remove any tartar or calculus that has accumulated over the last six months. […]

Going to the Dentist… IT’S LIKE PULLING TEETH!

The Fear You Didn’t Know You Had… Isn’t it something how people are deathly afraid of going to the dentist?  It doesn’t matter why they are going…they are paralyzed in fear! So why is that? Childhood memories? The trauma of being injected and worked on while awake?  OR…the cost of the treatment plan!!! All joking […]

Time to “brush up” on your tooth brush knowledge

hard vs soft tooth brush

Selecting a toothbrush at the oral care aisle at the drugstore might seem as an impossible task. So many options… 😕 What kind should you get? Are they all the same? The reality is not all brushes are created equal. Only brushes that are listed as having soft or extra soft bristles should be used […]