Cavities: Is It Sugar?

You probably learned your dental hygiene habits as a young person. But now as an adult, you have some questions that went unanswered. Do you really need to limit your sugar? Is it sugar that causes cavities? This is a good question. The more you know about cavities and how they form, the more prepared you are to NOT get... read more »

What Causes Gum Disease?

Did you know that approximately 75% of Americans over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease? Naturally, gum disease could cause problems—such as swollen or bleeding gums—or other serious problems that could lead to tooth loss. Sadly, gum disease can be difficult to identify. In fact, many people aren't even aware of what gum disease is. In... read more »

How Often Should I Visit My Dentist?

The American Dental Associations recommends visiting the dentist twice a year for a teeth cleaning and checkup. Your visit generally has two stages. In stage one a hygienist cleans your teeth using a few basic tools to help remove plaque and tartar that has built up since your last cleaning. While regular brushing and flossing can remove a lot of... read more »