Why the Grind?  

How To Deal With Bruxism (Tooth Grinding) Bruxism is the clinical name for tooth grinding or clenching. Bruxing often happens while you sleep but can also occur during the daytime. Many people experience sore chewing muscles, headaches, sensitive teeth or pain in the jaw joint hinges (TMJs) as a result of grinding. However, many people […]

Tongue Scraping: Tending To Your Tongue

Even if you are an avid twice-daily brusher, floss on the regular, and maintain routine dental visits, you may be missing one important step in keeping your mouth fresh and healthy. Have you considered tending to your tongue? Tongue scraping is a fast way to remove bacteria, food, and other particles from the surface of […]

Getting Kids off to a Healthy Start

If you’re like us, you are probably feeling disbelief that summer is already in the rear view mirror! As we enter a new school year, what better time to create some healthy habits to ensure our children hit the ground running. MORNING NUTRITION Start the day with a healthy breakfast. Our kids are rapidly growing […]

Getting a Grasp on Acid Reflux

At one point or another, we’ve all experienced it. After a big spicy meal, we feel the pressure, a small burp, and suddenly an acidic taste fills our mouths. Acid reflux, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), affects over 3 million people a year. In fact, over 60% of the population experiences it occasionally, and 30% […]

Saving Lives with Saliva…The Future of Health Care?

Over the years we have expanded the scope of our practice to focus on the oral systemic connection. This is the link between our mouths and our bodies. Now we can see signs of common systemic illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, acid reflux, hypertension, heart disease, and oral cancer. Historically, a true […]

Smile Your Heart Out!

If you’ve ever longed to have an extraordinary smile — one that gives you personal confidence and connectedness — let this be the year you make it a reality. With masks starting to come off, what better time to invest in your smile? One of the most rewarding aspects of our work is giving someone […]

Where Did Your Enamel Go?

Erosion From Acids May Be Destroying Your Enamel Many people recognize too late that their teeth appear darker, feel sensitive and/or have lost their shiny luster. If this describes your teeth, you may be experiencing a condition called erosion, where various acids are slowly destroying your teeth by wearing away at the enamel. There are […]

Get a WHIFF of this! What “Mask Breath” is Telling You

The Positive Side of “Mask Breath” When we wear our masks, there can be some health drawbacks, including breathing in a small amount of carbon dioxide which we are supposed to be exhaling. If you’re masking during a COVID infection, you may be increasing your viral load by re-breathing the very virus your body is […]

Prepare for that Mistletoe Kiss! Preventing and Treating Chapped Lips

With cold weather comes a familiar problem: dry, sore, and sometimes cracked chapped lips. Get prepared for that kiss under the mistletoe with these helpful tips! Most people worry more about treating chapped lips than preventing the damage beforehand. Summer or winter, the more time you spend outdoors, the more likely your lips are to […]

COVID-19: What To Expect At Your Next Dental Visit!

In a wonderful community like ours, going to the dentist is about more than simply getting your teeth cleaned or having a cavity filled. While services such as these are vitally important to one’s health, what people really look forward to is catching up with their dental hygienist they’ve known for years, seeing a neighbor, […]