News & Tips For A Great Smile

My Teeth Fell Out Playing Basketball

I was sixteen playing defense when a shooting guard’s elbow hit my chin and knocked out two of my lower front teeth. Frightening as that was, I now know what ...

Do You Know What Teeth Cleanings and Oil Changes Have in Common?

Teeth cleanings and oil changes-- those are two things you probably never thought you'd hear in the same sentence, but both bear several similarities. Let's look at a couple of ...

How to Help Your Child Get Over Their Fear of the Dentist

Most of us fear new things or things that intimidate us. So if your child is afraid of going to the dentist, it's totally normal! That being said, you don't ...

Oral Hygiene for Kids: How to Keep Tiny Teeth Healthy

Just because your child will eventually lose their baby teeth doesn't mean you shouldn't take care of them! Let's look at some things you can do to keep those tiny ...

What Are Cold Sores and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

What is a cold sore? Have you ever wondered why you get cold sores? These annoying little blisters are caused by one of two viruses: HSV-1 or HSV-2. A person ...

Is There Such a Thing as Brushing Too Hard?

We've all heard that brushing haphazardly is an ineffective way to clean your teeth, but is there such a thing as brushing too hard? The short answer is, yes. Here's ...

Does Brushing Your Teeth Actually Prevent Sickness?

As you probably know, everyone has bacteria in their mouth. Most of it is good, but some of it is bad. So does this mean that brushing your teeth and ...

How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

Smoking can cause multiple health problems including coronary heart disease, lung cancer, heart attacks, and strokes. But did you know smoke is also bad for your teeth? Unfortunately, smokers tend ...

Preparing Your Teen for Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Wisdom Tooth Surgery Wisdom tooth surgery can be an overwhelming experience for your teen. Despite the fact that it is a perfectly normal procedure, teenagers may still feel fearful and ...