Aim for no cavities!

Aim for no cavities! Cavities, which are decayed areas of the teeth, are one of the most common oral health problems faced around the world. If not treated, cavities can cause infection, toothache and ultimately total tooth loss. It is important to your overall health...

What are scaling and root planing?

What are scaling and root planing? Scaling and root planing removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line to control the growth of harmful bacteria and restore health to the teeth and gums. It also helps the gums reattach firmly to the teeth by scraping and...

TMJ and Bruxism

TMJ and Bruxism (Tooth Grinding Syndrome) Do you suffer from pain in your face, jaw, or teeth, have trouble chewing, or hear popping and clicking noises in your jaw? Can you see your teeth shortening or chipping? These could all be symptoms of a temporomandibular...

Seven easy steps to improve your smile

Seven easy steps to improve your smile It’s probably no surprise that a bright, white smile can make you appear younger and more attractive, but good dental health goes beyond the way you look. The mouth is the gateway to the body, which means the state of your...

Gum disease

Gum disease Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, affects the structures of the mouth that support the teeth. It is caused when bacteria in the mouth form a sticky film (plaque) on the teeth and gums that are not properly cleaned off, which then hardens into...

Air abrasion to remove tooth decay

Air abrasion to remove tooth decay Air abrasion is a gentle spray of an air and powder mixture that removes tooth decay. It is a fast, pain-free alternative to a typical dental drill to repair small cavities. It is recommended for very small cavities as it removes...