Fruity Rumor: Can Banana Peels Whiten Teeth?

Have you heard about the latest breakthrough in teeth whitening? Someone started a fruity rumor that you can whiten your teeth several shades by rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for 2 minutes each day for a couple weeks. The claim is that the minerals in the banana peel (such as… Read more »

Dental Humor: Jokes to Crack-up Your Friends

What do you get when you mix plaque with mayonnaise? Tartar sauce! Where does the dentist go to get gas for his car? To the filling station! What should you do when you have yellow teeth, but don’t want to go to the dentist? Wear a brown tie! What did the dentist say to the… Read more »

Let’s Take a Look at Your Teeth

Have you ever stared into the mirror, trying to get a good look at each of your teeth? Did you realize that your teeth health is an indicator of your overall body health? It’s true! Medical researchers are currently studying the connection between the two. For years, doctors and dentists have seen the connection, but… Read more »

Tartar: Nasty Nemesis of Your Dental Hygienist

They come into the dentist’s office every day, armed and ready to do battle in your mouth. Their weapons are the latest dental tools and technology; scalers and scrapers, curettes and polishers. They are your valiant dental hygienists, and their mortal enemy is yellow tartar. Only these unsung heroes are able to remove the cement-like… Read more »

Sugar Feeds a Monster in Your Mouth

Bacteria is a hungry, yellow monster that lives in your mouth, hiding between your teeth and sneaking around the gum line—just waiting for you to drink a soda or eat candy. The name of this monster is Plaque. The more you feed him, the bigger he grows. Plaque has an even nastier girlfriend. Her name… Read more »

The Unfortunate Phenomenon of Pizza Palate Burn

An unfortunate experience that pretty much everyone has had the displeasure of enduring is commonly referred to as “pizza palate.” If you don’t immediately recognize what it is by the name, let me explain. You’re enjoying an evening out at the pizzeria with friends. The waiter brings to the table a mouth-watering, extra-large pizza just… Read more »

Cleaning Your Mouth Guard

Mouth guards make good defenses when you are playing sports, but if you do not keep them clean, they are not very helpful for you. Not cleaning your mouth guard can invite bacterial and fungal infections to party in your mouth. However, if you take these steps to sanitize your mouth guard, you can bar… Read more »

Handle a Dental Emergency on Vacation by Doing the Following Things

If you have experienced a dental emergency while you’re on vacation, then it’s important to properly handle the situation. The better you care for your smile, the better chance you have of restoring your oral health. Our dentist, Dr. , would like to help you know how to handle a dental emergency so you can… Read more »

Care for Your Smile by Learning About Dental Bonding

  Never sacrifice the health of your smile due to poor oral hygiene habits or a poor diet. In addition, limit the risk of dental damage by taking care of your smile whenever possible. However oral accidents and injuries do occur from time to time. If any dental damage should occur, consider visiting your dentist… Read more »

Restore Your Smile With a Crown

What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a dental restoration that covers the entire visible portion of a tooth. A dental crown, which is tooth shaped, is cemented permanently in place. When is a dental crown needed? Dr. may recommend a dental crown in , , in situations in which a tooth needs… Read more »