A Healthy Smile and Body!

You know what you eat and drink has an effect on your teeth, but so do your lifestyle habits. If you use tobacco, in any form, let us know and we will offer suggestions on quitting. Prolonged use of tobacco can stain your teeth and your tongue, as well as give you bad breath. The chemicals in tobacco can cause... read more »

Healthy Dental Lifestyle

If we were to describe the perfect dental-health lifestyle to recommend to our patients included would be: Eating healthy foods Drinking plenty of water Staying physically fit Having your teeth professionally cleaned and examined regularly Daily hygiene habits of brushing and flossing Being tobacco-free Taking care of your mouth not only helps with your overall health, but with regular exams,... read more »

You Deserve A Beautiful Smile!

We offer veneers as an additional option for creating the beautiful smile you dreamed of having for years! If your teeth are cracked, chipped, or worn they can be restored to perfection with ultra-thin porcelain or composite veneers. This is usually done through a three-appointment process; we will first schedule a consultation to determine if veneers are a good choice... read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry?

Have you ever considered taking steps to improve the appearance of your smile, beyond your regular oral exams and professional cleaning?  You may be a good candidate for cosmetic procedures if your teeth are strong and healthy. If your teeth are discolored, chipped, broken or missing, you may be pleased to know most of these common complaints are easily fixed... read more »

A Whiter and Brighter Smile for Summer!

One of the ways our smile shows our age is the color of our teeth. Food, beverages, habits, and medications can affect the appearance of our teeth, discoloring them and making us appear older. Fortunately, there is a treatment for discolored teeth.  Whitening or bleaching is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures performed. You may have tried to... read more »

Oral Cancer Awareness

During April, we continue our focus on Oral Cancer Awareness. The lifestyle habits that increase the chances of developing Oral Cancer include the use of smokeless or chewing tobacco, smoking, and also exposure to the sun. It is a myth to consider chewing tobacco a ‘safer’ form of tobacco use as compared to smoking. The chemicals in the juice of... read more »

Wisdom Teeth Basics

How do you know if you are a candidate for wisdom teeth extraction? Dr. Petrusha and Dr. Selasky will recommend the procedure based on X-rays and your oral health. When examining an X-ray, the wisdom teeth can be seen, even if they have not emerged yet as they are fully formed under your gum line. If the teeth appear to... read more »

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Many common dental problems in children can be avoided with daily flossing and brushing, along with regular trips to the dentist. However, one of the most common dental troubles begins before the teeth emerge. “Baby Bottle Tooth Decay” typically occurs when a baby or toddler has gone to bed for the night, or for a nap, with a bottle filled... read more »

Children and Oral Care

You can help your child to take good care of his teeth by providing fun toothbrushes, allowing him to select the toothpaste and floss to use daily. If children are engaged in the process, the more excited they will be to take care of their own teeth. Encourage your child to take time to brush each individual tooth. We suggest... read more »

Celebrating February as Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and we love to support our patients who are parents to young children. Parenting is a tough job, and being responsible for your child’s dental hygiene can be intimidating! Especially if your child is not willing to comply with the routine you are trying to set. We are here to help! Ideally, we love... read more »

Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

Wintertime is the best time to enjoy hot foods and beverages, but this can be difficult if you have sensitive teeth. If you experience sharp or throbbing pain with hot or cold beverages, consider changing toothpastes to one specifically formulated to treat sensitive teeth. These toothpastes may soothe your pain, and with use over time can decrease your teeth’s sensitivity.... read more »

Hello, 2021!

Welcome the New Year with a renewed focus on health and wellness. Make a smart resolution to take better care of your smile in 2021. Parents, perhaps you have faithfully brought your children to our office for their cleanings and check-ups, but have put off making your appointment, now is the time to care for yourself. Start your year with... read more »

Your Teeth Aren’t Tools!

Your beautiful teeth can make your smile brighten someone’s day, chew your food, or properly pronounce your words, but avoid using your teeth as a tool.  If you are in the habit of using your teeth to open a snack bag or pry something open, you can damage your teeth. But what should you do if this does happen?  Let... read more »

Whiter, Brighter Smiles

Teeth bleaching does not refer to what we usually associate with the term ‘bleach’. Rather, it is a common tooth whitening technique to help our patients with healthy teeth achieve a whiter, more youthful smile. If you have an upcoming event for which you would like to look your best, you may want to consider cosmetic dentistry such as teeth... read more »

And That Means?

Bruxism Bruxism is the professional term for teeth grinding. Typically, people grind their teeth during the night and do not even realize they are grinding their teeth. How do you know if you grind your teeth?  Common symptoms are jaw pain and headaches. If you are stressed, or suffer from anxiety, you are more likely to grind your teeth. If... read more »

Dental Terminology Can Be Confusing!

We understand some of the words and terms we use in our office might be confusing to you and your family. This month we are focusing on a few of those terms and definitions so you will have a better understanding of dental terminology. Sensitive teeth Sensitive teeth literally means your teeth are sensitive to temperature changes in your mouth. ... read more »

Do Not Let the End of the Year Sneak up on You!

If your holidays are typical, then you will be busy in these next few months! The sooner you contact us for your appointment, the more we can do for you to help you take advantage of your dental benefits plan. When you utilize your plan, you can be confident that you are taking excellent care of your teeth, and helping... read more »

Planning for Halloween?

As you plan for Halloween, we suggest looking for a treat to give the children such as a small and inexpensive goodie like pencils or novelty erasers instead of candy. The toy items can be just as fun as candy and are not harmful to teeth. However, if your children will receive a lot of candy, we recommend limiting the... read more »

We Want Your Smile to Shine!

Proper tooth brushing is one of the best habits you can do for your overall health. The average person only brushes their teeth for only 60 to 90 seconds. To brush your teeth correctly, set aside a full two minutes. That's right! During that time, angle your toothbrush toward the gums and gently brush in a circular motion. Be sure... read more »

Can Stress Affect Your Dental Health?

Yes! When a person is stressed, they are likely to grind their teeth at night (this is called bruxism) which can wear down your teeth and cause problems. How do you know if you are doing this when you sleep? When you wake up in the morning or from a nap, do you have a headache, or does your jaw... read more »