Signs of a Cavity

dentist pointing out signs of a cavity on dental x-ray

Cavities, or tooth decay, is a fairly common dental ailment, particularly in children or young adults. Even though most of our patients are familiar with what cavities are, we find that many are still surprised when we tell them they have a cavity! That’s because many cavities, especially early on, do not cause tooth pain & may not be visible to the untrained eye.


Why Summer Is a Great Time to Start Braces

Summer a great time for braces

Why not start getting your kids’ smiles in shape this summer? Kids, & often moms & dads, have a little more free time during the summer, so it’s a great time to get a jumpstart on necessary orthodontic treatment.


Toothbrushes Used to Be Made From Plants & Animals

a history of the toothbrush

The modern toothbrush has only been around for about 90 years, but it is the latest in a long evolution of tools to fight tooth decay, stretching back thousands of years and involving a whole range of flora and fauna! Pre-History – Chewing on Sticks Long before our ancestors used toothbrushes to ward off tooth decay, […]


The Facts & Mysteries of Bruxism

woman with bruxism grinding her teeth

Bruxism is what dentists call teeth clenching and teeth grinding. The symptoms of bruxism are fairly easy to spot, as are the complications that can result from it.


The Zen of Brushing Your Teeth


In the daily rush of modern life it can be hard to find time to care for yourself, and this includes taking appropriate care of your smile. Brushing and flossing your teeth properly each day is vital to avoiding tooth decay and toothaches.


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