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Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening

Activated Charcoal for Your Teeth?

Activated charcoal has gained popularity in recent years as an oral hygiene product.  You may have seen posts on Instagram or Facebook where someone brushes her teeth with a strange, black toothpaste, bragging about this secret teeth whitening “hack”.  Some DIYers make their own charcoal toothpaste using coconut oil, activated charcoal tablets, and various other ingredients.Read More

Pregnancy & oral health

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Pregnancy is a time of change.  A mother’s body experiences many adjustments and transformations as new life develops.  Some of these changes can affect the oral health of both mother and child.Read More

Managing Oral Health With Diabetes

Diabetes and Oral Health

Over 30 million Americans have diabetes.  That is almost 10% of the U.S. population!  Another 80+ million are pre-diabetic.  Diabetes can wreak havoc on the entire body.  Many people know of the devastating effects diabetes has on the eyes, nerves, kidneys and heart.  Did you know it also affects your oral health?Read More

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