New Year, New Toothbrush

Are you starting out the new year with a new toothbrush? That's great - but how often do you change your toothbrush? A recent study in Germany showed that the majority of Germans change their toothbrush every six months, which is waaaay too long between changes! People who use their toothbrush … [Read more...]

Think You Can’t Get Cavities In your 60’s or 70’s?

Think only kids get cavities? Think again. Many people find that when they get older the "golden years" bring lots of new cavities. Why would you suddenly start getting cavities when you are in your 60's or 70's? Often we can blame medications that are taken for other conditions. A common side … [Read more...]

Do I Need a Root Canal?

Your dentist might suggest that you need a root canal to save a tooth that otherwise might be lost. Root canals are needed when the pulp of the tooth has become infected due to decay or injury. The alternative to a root canal is usually removal of the infected tooth. Many people become fearful … [Read more...]

Back to School Sports – Got Your Mouthguard?

Back to school also means back to sports. School sports season is here again and pediatric dental groups are reminding parents about the importance of mouthguards for student athletes. Did you know that up to one-third of all sports related injuries involve the head or face. When a student … [Read more...]

Good News About Dental Health As We Age

The good news is that, on average, we are living longer and that dental health for most Americans has improved greatly over the past several decades. The bad news is that we still have a long way to go to stop tooth loss from entirely preventable conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease. In … [Read more...]