Navigating Your Way Around Tonsil Stones

A picture of an open mouth with a white tonsil stone protruding from the tonsil with a blue arrow pointing to it.

Tonsilloliths, commonly known as tonsil stones, are when accumulated debris of bacteria, cells or food particles are calcified on your palatine tonsils. Microorganisms, food and mucus can get trapped together in the nooks and crannies of your tonsils. If this becomes concentrated, it causes tonsil stones. Some people who suffer from tonsil stones report swelling of their palatine tonsils and … Read More

Why Dental X-Rays Are Needed Before Getting Braces

a dentist in pink coat showing a dental x-ray to a patient in a green shirt in the dental chair

Behind many otherwise brilliant smiles, there may be teeth that need straightening and repositioning. Luckily, technology is available to help those who suffer from teeth misalignment. X-rays can show the shape of how teeth are coming in and help guide orthodontists in how to help reshape for maximum effect. The process of installing braces entails more than binding bands, sticking … Read More

Traditional Braces vs Invisalign; What’s the Right Choice for Me?

lovely young woman smiling wearing braces

If you or someone you know has crooked or crowded teeth, you may be wondering what is the best method to fix them. In 1728, French dentist Pierre Fauchard, who is often credited with inventing modern orthodontics, published a book entitled “The Surgeon Dentist” on methods of straightening teeth leading. Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially … Read More

Why Baby Teeth are Important

As a parent, especially if you’re a new parent, you may wonder why baby teeth are important? You may also be wondering if it’s that vital to take care of them. Many, like yourself, might conclude, those baby teeth will eventually fall out anyway so what’s the big deal? Why is it so important to take care of them? All … Read More

Dental Emergencies While You’re Away – What to do…

A concierge can help you find a dentist while away

You decided to take a vacation and get away. You took all the precautions mentioned in the last blog. And yet, you still need more information to help you should you have dental emergencies while you’re away – What to do…   If you did arrange for additional insurance that covers you while you travel insurance; your first step should … Read More

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies when Travelling

Avoid dental emergencies while travelling

When you first decide to take a trip or be away from your home, there are many things to think about. Travel arrangements, cost of the trip, where to stay are all at the top of the list. If you’re like most people, thinking about a dental emergency while away is not high on the list at all. In fact, … Read More

Think Periodontal Disease Can’t Kill You? Think Again…

gum disease

Gum infection, also called periodontal disease, happens when the bacteria gets out of control underneath your gums and erodes your jaw bone. It’s usually relatively painless and unfortunately, it’s irreversible. Think Periodontal Disease Can’t Kill You? Think Again… This is actually more common than you might think… Tooth decay and periodontal disease are the 2 leading types of dental diseases. These … Read More

Tiny Tooth Worms – Seriously?

Do you have a tooth bothering you?

In medieval times, most people thought dental cavities were made by tiny tooth worms? Yes, seriously. Tiny Tooth Worms. They thought these little worms bore holes in the teeth and then hid, out of sight, beneath the surface. The wiggling they did inside the tooth was believed to cause the pain of toothaches. Thank goodness you don’t live in medieval … Read More

Gums Keep Your Teeth in Place…True or False?

If you were to ask your friends and family if they think that gums keep your teeth in place, many would say yes. But, they would be wrong. The correct answer is the jaw bone. It’s the jaw bone that holds everything together. However, there is a connect between the two. If your gums are not healthy, then the jaw … Read More