Does Soda Hurt Your Teeth?

These days, it seems like just about everything we grew up eating is bad for us in one way or another. Or, some things we thought were bad are now seen as good. But there is one constant among the changing effects diets have on our health - soda isn’t good for your teeth. It’s been proven to have negative... read more »

Some Hacks for Flossing

Flossing is very important. In fact, it helps you have a strong and healthy smile and it even helps you avoid major dental issues, like cavities and periodontal disease. It’s best to have a top-notch flossing routine so you can properly clean and care for your teeth and gums. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Mark Andrews, is... read more »

A Temporary Crown Needs Mindful Care

Dental restorations that call for having a dental crown installed typically require two separate appointments. The first treatment session will involve removing the entire tooth enamel layer, leaving behind a small pillar of dentin, which is known as an abutment. This will eventually anchor your new crown into place. While our off-site dental lab technician works to prepare the crown,... read more »

The Facts About Canker Sores

Do you ever think about what you could do to deal with canker sores? Are you ever concerned about what might be causing these painful sores? Conversely, have you ever wondered if there could be something you should do to make canker sores more comfortable? Unfortunately, canker sores tend to be pretty common. However, these sores are not contagious and... read more »

4 Ways to Have a Healthy Halloween

As Halloween quickly approaches, it’s important to keep your smile in mind. If you don’t, there is a chance tooth decay and other dental issues can attack your teeth and gums and alter your oral health. So, to help you keep your smile healthy this Halloween, our Mark Andrews, D.D.S. team recommends doing the following things: -Brush your fangs: Make... read more »

A Few Facts On Tooth Anatomy

As you probably know, your teeth are extremely important to the health of your mouth, but did you know that they’re also very important to the health of your body? You also know that your teeth play an important role in chewing and speaking. But, do you know what your teeth are made up of or what you could do... read more »

Why Floss Really Helps

About 80% of American adults don't floss, which is an alarmingly high number. While your dentist likely reminds you to floss regularly, many people just don't. It does add a few minutes to your daily oral health regimen, but that time is negligible when you realize how much flossing benefits your overall health. Cleans where the brush can’t reach Floss’s... read more »

How Can Exercising Help My Oral Health?

Did you know that exercising can actually help you keep up your oral health? For example, exercising regularly can even decrease your risk of getting periodontal disease—which is commonly referred to as gum disease. Sadly, if unaddressed, gum disease can lead to a wide variety of problems. For instance, did you know that gum disease can lead to bad breath,... read more »