The Intel on Removing Wisdom Teeth

Removing your wisdom teeth is like a rite of passage as we age. For many people, wisdom teeth can become painful and cause complications as they grow in or become impacted. That is why having them removed is essential to keeping your smile healthy and free from the damage that could occur. Our , Dr…. Read more »

Oral Health Care Plans: Dry Mouth Protection

Optimal oral health depends on making sure you are not suffering from what is known as dry mouth. Dry mouth, also commonly referred to as xerostomia, is an oral health condition in which your mouth does not benefit from an adequate flow of saliva. This can be caused by numerous risk factors in your life…. Read more »

Can Pregnancy Affect Your Teeth?

Did you know that pregnancy can actually affect your teeth? With your hormone levels changing, your dietary habits may also change. Hormones and habits changing can also lead to dental problems developing in your mouth. Today, we will give advice for those who suffer from tooth sensitivity, cavities and dry mouth. If you have experienced… Read more »

The Tooth Contract: How To Help The Tooth Fairy

For children, losing their first tooth is a major milestone. It means they will start to get their “big-kid” teeth! For parents, this milestone means they get to have their first conversation with the Tooth Fairy. Different sets of parents make different deals with the Tooth Fairy; all parents are tasked with helping her take… Read more »

Tips for What to Do When Your Child Hits Their Tooth

Children tend to fall often, especially when they are just learning how to walk. Sometimes when they fall, they can hit their tooth and damage it or even knock it out of place. Our dentists, Drs. Hawkins, Smith and Hassinger, are happy to help you in this situation by telling you exactly what to do…. Read more »

Superior Smiles Include Therapeutic Mouthwash

  Although mouthwash is a highly effective product for targeting bad breath, it can have other benefits as well. Depending on your oral health care needs, it’s always a good idea to speak to your dentist for product recommendations or suggestions to determine which form of mouthwash is best for you. If you’re looking for… Read more »

These are the Bruxism Facts

Do you often wake up with a sore jaw or morning headaches? Do you have earaches and teeth that are sensitive during the day? These and more could be symptoms of bruxism or a condition that causes teeth grinding. We encourage you to know the facts about bruxism so that you can have it treated… Read more »

Denture Wearers Might Want to Include a Tongue Cleaning

Your new complete denture is intended to replace the basic function of your missing teeth. Even though the dental appliance will not be susceptible to bacterial influence and oral plaque acids, it will still need to be cleaned and maintained each day. Rinsing and thoroughly brushing it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish that… Read more »

Dentistry Year-in-Review: Jaw Pain

Nobody wants to experience jaw or facial pain, especially around the holidays. However, if you are suffering any sort of jaw or facial pain, it may be an indication of a serious underlying condition within your body. Not only should you take the necessary steps to determine what is causing your pain, but you need… Read more »

Appropriate Dental Work for Pregnant Women

The wellbeing of your child is crucial, particularly so when you’re expectant. To keep your baby healthy during all the trimesters of pregnancy, it’s important to visit the dentist’s office for certain procedures like regular checkups and cleanings. We often get asked about X-rays by expectant mothers. Contrary to what you might think, X-rays are… Read more »