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.


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, […]


How What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

foods bad for your teeth

When most of us think of the affect of food on our teeth, we probably think of the age-old wisdom that sugar causes tooth decay. And while sugar is a notorious culprit, there are many other ways that the foods you eat affect your teeth, & not all of it is bad news.


Is Tooth Polishing Necessary?

woman with great dental health

We know that for most of our patients, their favorite part of a dental cleaning is how smooth and clean their teeth feel afterward, not to mention how shiny they are. Tooth polishing has long been part of the dental checkup routine


3 Dental Care Hacks to Keep Your Smile Healthy

sugar free gum is a dental care health hack

The best way to maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime is great dental health habits. Here are a few hacks beyond the usual brushing and flossing routine that can help prevent tooth decay.


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