Dental Blog

To Electronically Brush or To Manually Brush- That Is The Question…

This is one of our most frequently asked questions! Our answer? It’s not so much the wand that matters, but the magician! Let’s break that down. The goal of tooth brushing is to remove plaque from your teeth on a consistent (daily!) basis, so that we prevent the buildup of tartar which leads to tooth decay. […]

Stay Flossin!

Flossing 101 Of all the things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth, flossing has got to be the least expensive!  But many patients don’t take the time to floss. And if you do, you might not be doing it correctly! Welcome to Flossing 101… Why should you floss?  Your toothbrush isn’t enough to […]

Why Soda Is Bad For Your Teeth

Effects Of Soda (Or Pop!) On Your Teeth Ever seen those videos where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it decay? Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different. You have your saliva to help wash away the sugar, you eat other things throughout […]

Choosing The Right Toothpaste

A lot of folks ask us what toothpaste we recommend. Our answer? Any fluoride toothpaste that will help you maintain a good oral health routine (which includes flossing once and brushing for 2 minutes twice daily). We know you have a million and one choices facing you in the toothpaste aisle, and it can be […]

What to Do When You Crack a Tooth

Ouch! Chomp on something your tooth didn’t like? Or get hit in the mouth with a hockey puck? If you think you may have a cracked tooth, or if you’re holding a piece of your tooth in your hand, follow these important steps! 1. Give us a call immediately to schedule an appointment at (724)941-2200. […]

Foods That Cause Tooth Decay

When it comes to tooth decay, it’s important to know the main culprit – acid. Acid is what eats away at our enamel and causes cavities. Acid can enter our mouths in one of two ways: either directly through what we eat (citrus fruits, for example), or as a byproduct when oral bacteria consume the […]