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Valentines Day 2018

Helpful Valentine’s Day Dental Tips

With Valentine’s Day only just around the corner, we remind our patients to be extra careful when choosing their treats! You’re probably looking forward to spending some quality time with your sweetheart, as well as indulging your sweet tooth with some chocolates. Of course, it’s important to remember to show your teeth some love as well!Read More

What is TMJ and TMD?

TMJ stands for TemporoMandibular Joint. Each person has two of these joints located just in front of the ears. The TMJ is the junction between the temporal bone of the skull and the mandible or lower jaw. The mandible is a horseshoe shaped bone that contains all of the lower teeth.Read More

Dental Abscess

What is an dental abscess?

An Dental abscess is a collection of pus inside the tissues of the body, usually accompanied by redness, swelling and pain.  Pus is a liquid formed by dead white blood cells, bacteria and tissue debris.  The white blood cells are sent to an area of the body in response to an infection. Read More

plaque removal

What is Plaque?

Plaque is a sticky film that collects on teeth.  It is comprised of bacteria, the bacteria’s acidic by-products, food debris, and sloughed-off cells from the tissue lining the inside of the mouth.  Plaque can be colorless, white or slightly yellow in color.Read More

Grind Your Teeth

Bruxism Symptoms and Signs

Many people recognize that they have the bad habit of clenching or grinding their teeth during sleep.  This habit is called bruxism.  Bruxism encompasses any types of abnormal use of the jaw muscles during sleep, including side-to-side grinding,Read More

Need a Root Canal

Need a Root Canal

 Think you might need a root canal? It’s not the end of the world, nor is it as torturous as you might think! Even though a root canal is usually the need last resort for decayed teeth, when comparedRead More
Handle a Dental Emergency

How To Handle a Dental Emergency

All emergencies can be stressful, traumatic, and painful for anyone involved – no matter how old or young you are. As with any type of emergency situation, knowing how to handle a dental emergency before one occurs can help to ensure Read More