Does diet affect my teeth?

Be aware trendy diets may have a negative impact on your oral health. Liquid cleanses low-carb diets like Atkins or Paleo, vegan or raw diets may be considered healthy but may not be so healthy for your teeth and gums. A liquid cleanse swaps meals for smoothies and juices which can cause insulin levels to peak and plummet, overtime, this... read more »

Cavities in Preschoolers on the Rise

I love having children as patients. They come into our office and bring such fun and energy. But, I am starting to see an increase in cavities among the smallest of my patients. However, with the right care, the costly and often painful dental problems are very preventable. I suggest you start brushing even before your little one has any... read more »

Another Reason Not To Smoke

Children living with smokers are more likely to develop cavities. Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan found young children living in homes with smokers are more likely to develop cavities. The American Dental Association states the study adds to the evidence, there is a correlation between secondhand smoke and cavities in children. ADA reports “infants exposed to secondhand smoke at... read more »

What Are Premiums and Deductibles?

As you are probably aware, you are paying a monthly premium for your dental benefits. Premiums are what you pay the company to carry your coverage. If you are paying your dental benefit premiums every month, you should certainly use your benefits. Whether or not anyone in your family has a dental problem, every family member should have regular dental... read more »

Be Healthy!

The saying goes, “You are what you eat,” so focus on high-performance food. Chips, candy, sodas, and sugary treats do not provide you with the nutrition and stamina to learn and perform well in sports or in the classroom. Be sure to visit our office on a regular schedule. When your child has professional cleanings twice a year you will... read more »

Your Child’s Dental Habits

Preventing cavities in a child’s teeth is a constant battle for most parents, and it is true that ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’. The best way to prevent problems in your child’s teeth is to help them develop their own good habits of brushing and flossing daily. But in addition to that, teach them the... read more »

Tooth Problems?

Have you ever wondered why tooth decay and erosion occur? Plaque, a sticky substance that covers teeth, begins to build up when we eat or drink. Plaque contains bacteria that eat away at the enamel of the teeth. Saliva helps in the battle against tooth decay by diluting the acid and the bacteria as well as keeping your mouth moist.... read more »