How to Have a Healthy Mouth This Spring

If you want a strong and healthy mouth this spring, then it’s important to clean and care for your teeth and gums regularly. Doing so can help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease and it can even help you reach your smile and oral health goals. So, our dentist, Dr. Mark Berard, would like to give you tips on... read more »

Making Happy Smiles With Tooth Replacements

Did you know that there are several options that can help keep your smile safe, even if you should experience an oral accident and injury? If you should ever lose a tooth, whether by dental damage or a needed tooth extraction, you do have options to replace it. A tooth can seamlessly be replaced with a customizable prosthetic, such as... read more »

Reassess Your Oral Health with Jaw and Facial Pain Treatments

To keep your smile safe, it is always important to analyze all aspects of your oral health care and improve any areas that may be suffering. In several instances, symptoms may arise to let you know of issues that have developed in your teeth and gums. One particularly common symptom is recurring jaw and facial pain. If you are suffering... read more »

Options for Dealing with Lost Tooth Enamel

The loss of a tooth or the natural processes of aging can sometimes change the structure of your mouth and the positions of your teeth. In time, this can cause minor deviations in your bite pattern. As the months and years tick by, the surface of one misaligned tooth can start to wear and grind on another. If it goes... read more »

Use Safety Gear During Sports to Prevent Dental Damage

Are you aware of the several causes of dental damage and what you can do to keep your smile safe? Dental damage often arises due to oral health risks associated with lifestyle choices and habits you keep. By implementing safe and effective daily routines throughout your life, you can lower your risk of dental damage and oral accidents and injuries... read more »

Achieve Optimum Holiday Health with Mouth Guards

How often do you wash your mouth guard? Do you ever clean your mouth guard after it's been in for a while, and rinse out your mouth both before and after inserting a mouth guard? Are you using any forms to clean devices on the mouth guard and are your storing storing them in a safe location to ensure can... read more »

Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Right for Your Cavity?

If you have a cavity in a back tooth, then an amalgam filling or one made of gold will serve you well. Those fillings are very strong, and since your back teeth handle a great deal of pressure, those gold or amalgam are great choices. But if you have a cavity in a tooth that is easily seen by others,... read more »

Holiday Hygiene Habits for Teeth

The holidays are busy, fun, and right around the corner! Check to see if you are following these principles to make sure you have a tooth-healthy holiday season. Brush: Remember, you should brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that is no more than 3-4 months old. If your family hasn’t replaced toothbrushes in... read more »

All About the Brush

Your brushing habits are only as good as the toothbrush you are using. If the brush is frayed or worn out, it will be ineffective. If it is old, it will likely be full of bacteria and needs to be replaced.   Taking care of your toothbrush starts with having the right brush in the first place. Choose a toothbrush... read more »

Protecting Your Gums

Many adults in the United States have gum disease. Although it may be painless at first, if it is not treated, you can lose your teeth along with the mass in your jaw. There can also be serious complications for other systems in your body such as your respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Some of the symptoms of gum disease include... read more »