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Dental Decay

Replacing sugary soda drinks with healthy drinks can noticeably improve your oral hygiene and overall health status 😊

Mesial Surface

Mesial” refers to the surface of the tooth that is toward the front of the mouth Overall, there are five surfaces to each tooth: Occlusal – the chewing or grinding surface of the bicuspid and molar teeth Mesial – surface toward the front of the mouth Distal – behind towards the back of the mouth. Buccal – the tooth […]

Dental Sealants

The deep grooves of teeth present the an ideal environment for bacterial growth, which can gradually lead to decay. Even if you are vigilant with your dental hygiene habits, bacteria can hide in the recesses where your tooth brush is unable to adequately reach.  Dental sealants have become a popular way of blocking tooth pits […]

Should I Brush Before Flossing?

The age-old question – should you floss before you brush or after? If you asked any one of our team members, you just might get a different answer on this one! Before you report them for not knowing their stuff, each response can be right! As long as you’re doing a thorough job, we don’t […]

Share these fun facts about animal teeth with your little ones to get them more excited about their own oral health!

Can you imagine having 20,000 teeth? What if you had to help your kiddo through that much teething? Imagine all the heavy lifting the poor tooth fairy would have to do! And how much you’d have to spend on toothpaste! Lucky for us, we humans only have 32 teeth. But there’s an animal out there […]

Why Your Child Needs A Mouthguard

A six-year-old missing their two front teeth can be quite the cause for celebration. Just think of all the tooth fairy visits and all relatives marveling at the new, hip look. Now if it’s a teenager without those teeth, well that’s a different story with much less celebration. And such tooth loss happens all the […]

Is Gum Recession Normal?

Gum recession is often considered a normal part of aging. Even the expression “long in the tooth” stems from our gum line receding and exposing more of our teeth as we age. However, there is nothing normal about gum recession. Luckily, for most of us it can be prevented. Though there are a host of […]

Bicuspids

Bicuspids are the two smaller teeth in front of the molars that are used for chewing. Instead of having four cusps (pointed areas) like a molar, bicuspids only have two cusps.  Adults have a total of eight bicuspids – two on the lower right, two on the lower left, two on the upper right, and […]

Why a Root Canal is Sometimes Necessary

Why a Root Canal is Sometimes Necessary  Root canal treatment is required when the nerves within a tooth’s root have been damaged by either trauma or decay. To repair this damage, the tooth would need to be treated in almost the exact same manner as a filling, except that treatment would extend to the tooth’s roots. […]

Full Mouth Debridement for Periodontal Evaluation – Dental Procedure Code Description

Periodontal disease affects the gums and bone to which a tooth is attached. It is a bacterial infection that causes tooth loss and gum recession, and is often the result of infrequent visits to the dentist for routine adult prophylaxis. The disease is also marked by excessive amounts of plaque and tartar that make evaluation of […]