Break These Five Bad Dental Habits

Did you know that your day-to-day habits may be putting your smile at risk? With the proper care, your teeth can last for decades to come and stay strong, healthy, and beautiful. Explore the five bad dental habits below to see if you can save your teeth by modifying your... Read more »

Solving The Equation Of Dental Calculus

Most of us equate calculus to an advanced level of mathematics that makes the brain hurt. But in the dental world, calculus is another name for tartar, which is a hardened plaque that can cause a lot of harm to your oral health. Pre-Calculus, Or Plaque Dental calculus starts out... Read more »

Preparing and Recovering from Gingival Flap Gum Surgery

Thoughtful preparation and aftercare greatly improves your chances for a quick recovery after gingival flap surgery. Let your surgeon know about any medications you are taking or medical conditions at the initial appointment. Tobacco use irritates gum tissues which increases healing time and can also cause infection in the gums... Read more »

How to Use a Teeth-Whitening Gel

A bright, white smile makes a good first impression and can say a lot about you. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that can contribute to keeping our teeth from looking their very best. Age, tobacco use and the staining caused by foods and dark beverages can dull your... Read more »

Playing Sports and Protecting Your Smile

What would it be like if you suddenly found yourself missing a few teeth? Did you know that if you play sports, this is a real possibility? To help you keep your smile safe, we recommend wearing a mouthguard when you play any sport. Please don’t misunderstand; this includes contact... Read more »

Lumineers® vs. Traditional Veneers

Dental veneers are a dental restoration which can transform how your teeth look. Lumineers® are a type of dental veneer, and like veneers they cover and alter the appearance of stained, gapped, crooked, crowded, worn, or chipped teeth. However, there are a few differences between traditional veneers and Lumineers. Thickness... Read more »

CEREC® And The Creation Of Your Same-Day Dental Restorations

Anyone who has needed dental crowns, bridges, or veneers knows that it takes several weeks for their creation at a dental lab. This long process also requires two trips to the dentist and the use of a temporary restoration to cover the teeth prepared for permanent work. However, Cottage Grove... Read more »

Do I Have Leukoplakia?

Brushing and flossing your teeth daily are optimal ways to maintain oral health, but problems may still develop such as sores in the mouth. One type of sore, leukoplakia, has been associated with oral cancer. Do you have leukoplakia? Leukoplakia Leukoplakia sores appear as thick, white or gray patches on... Read more »

What Smoking Does To Your Teeth And Gums

Smoking tobacco can wreak havoc on your health, including your dental health. Those who smoke put themselves at risk of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and more serious problems such as oral cancer. Here are some of the dental problems that can happen to those who smoke. Problems With Teeth Smoking... Read more »

The Debate That Can’t Be Brushed Aside

You’re standing in the toothbrush section of your local supermarket. You see two types of toothbrushes: manual and electric. Which one will you choose? Many people want a definitive answer to this question, but the first fact that you should know is that a toothbrush — regardless of its type... Read more »