Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

Because we are committed to providing the best dental care, our office has chosen not to use amalgam (silver) fillings, in most circumstances. Amalgam fillings require the destruction of [...]

Signs you may have Periodontal Disease

Red, swollen, bleeding or even receding gums Bad mouth odors Loose teeth or large gaps Tender or painful gums Pus around gums or teeth Receding gums (thinning gum tissue [...]

How can I tell if I have gum disease?

Statistically speaking, four out of five people who have periodontal disease don’t even know it, because it is usually painless in the early stages. Having your dentist perform regular [...]

What can I do to prevent bad breath?

Practice good oral hygiene Brush at least twice a day with an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste and toothbrush. Floss daily to remove food debris and plaque from in between teeth [...]

What should I do if I have bad breath?

There are times when bad breath can occur regardless of the dental health of an individual’s mouth. Bad breath in a healthy mouth is largely a result of microbial [...]

How often should I brush and floss?

Brushing and flossing can help control plaque and gum disease. Food debris and bacteria combine with saliva on a daily basis to form a sticky film, called plaque, on [...]