Brushing/Flossing

Molar Hypomineralization (MH) or Chalky Teeth

In this condition, the permanent teeth appear soft and discolored (white, cream, yellow or brown) and sharply bordered against normal enamel.  One or up to all four molars may be involved, as well as, the anterior incisors.  This criteria separates

Diabetes and Gum Disease

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases diagnosed within the United States and around the world. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to process sugars. Many people who have diabetes don’t realize that it can also affect their mouth and

Why Does My Mouth Hurt?

When we complain about mouth pain we usually assume it is tooth related. However, there can be other causes to consider such as: • Canker sore or apthous ulcer on gums or tongue • Cavity or decay • Food impaction

What is Decalcification?

Decalcification occurs when calcium and phosphorous minerals are removed from the tooth surface. These minerals are a normal part of your tooth’s composition but can be depleted or lost due to plaque accumulation. When plaque is allowed to sit on

Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays (radiographs) are a very important and necessary piece of your dental exams. X-rays are taken to diagnose conditions that your dentist is not able to diagnose clinically. The safety of x-rays is often questioned by parents when they

What is Gum Disease? Do I have it?

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and protect your teeth. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. At this stage, the disease is still reversible. You will need to be diligent about brushing twice

Causes and Treatment of Sensitive Teeth

Many people suffer from sensitive teeth making it difficult to eat, drink, and even brush their teeth. In most instances tooth sensitivity can be treated. The treatment recommended will usually depend on what your dentist feels is causing the issue.

Electric Toothbrushes vs. Manual (Hand) Toothbrushes

Electric and manual (hand) toothbrushes are equally effective. It is not the brush itself that determines proper brushing, but rather the brusher and where it is directed. However, some benefits of an electric toothbrush are that almost all will have