Do I need to get my wisdom teeth removed?

Although some people never get any wisdom teeth at all, those who do often experience problems with them. If you visit your our office and you still have your wisdom teeth, chances are that our dentist will recommend removing them. Why do we even have wisdom teeth?...

What are sealants?

A sealant is a protective coating that can help protect your back teeth. It’s important to still brush and floss daily, but sealants can help to prevent cavities. Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars. According to the...

When should you wear a mouthguard?

Mouthguards should be a standard part of your athletic uniform! Collision and contact sports are at a higher-risk for mouth injuries, but dental injuries can also happen in non-contact sports. Mouthguards usually only cover the upper teeth. Your bottom teeth are...

What does a cavity feel like?

Sometimes people feel like they have a cavity when they don’t, and others may have cavities and not even know it! In the earliest stages of a cavity, there may be no symptoms. There are no nerves in your tooth’s enamel, so when the decay is in that layer,...

How do I care for my teeth when I’m sick?

1.Choose sugar-free cough drops 2. Swish and spit after vomiting to wash the acid off. Wait about 30 minutes to brush your teeth so you aren’t brushing the acid around. 3. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated. If you must reach for tea or sports drinks for...
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