Q&A: Brushing Teeth

We know that brushing teeth is the foundation for good oral health. But if you have improper technique, it can lead to an ineffective routine. At best, this is a waste of time, and at worst, it can actually do active damage to your smile. Here are some common questions... Read more »

A Rundown of Dental Cleaning Appointments

It’s about time for your routine dental appointment with our dentist and team. You may be wondering what to expect at your twice-yearly appointments. We are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have about your upcoming appointment. Professional Dental Cleaning When you come in to Carey... Read more »

Outlining the Basics of Water Flossers

  Have you ever heard of water flossers? If you have not, they are interdental cleaners designed to clean between teeth much the same way that traditional dental floss does. Just as dental floss cleans between teeth, so does water flossers. An optimal cleaning routine includes using water flossers and... Read more »

A Missing Tooth Can Be Replaced by a Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a dental restoration that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A tooth replacement with a dental crown connected on either side makes up a dental bridge. The dental crowns are connected to the teeth on either side of the gap to anchor the... Read more »

Improve Dental Anxiety With These Tips

Are you afraid of visiting the dentist? Do you really dread attending your dental appointments? If so, we are here to help you feel calmer during your visits! Many people feel anxious about the dental office and seeing the dentist, so you are not alone. To help make your dental... Read more »

Gum Disease Symptoms & Risk Factors

Gum disease is an infection that attacks the gums and bone structures that support and surround the teeth. If left untreated, this disease can cause the loss of healthy jawbone structure and even the loss of permanent teeth. Signs of Gum Disease Gum disease is more easily reversed if it... Read more »

How to Choose the Right Dental Floss for your Smile

Developing proper dental hygiene habits is an important part of preserving the health of your smile. We encourage you to brush your teeth at least twice every day and floss daily to keep you smile in good condition. Many patients are unsure what type of floss they should choose, and... Read more »

Signs of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer includes cancers that occur in the lip, the mouth, the throat, the tonsils, or the salivary glands. When oral cancer is not detected early, it requires intensive treatment like surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. In addition, oral cancer can be fatal. Detecting oral cancer early is important to successful... Read more »

When Should You Visit The Dentist?

In order to maintain the health of your teeth, gums and tongue, it’s important that you visit your dentist on a regular basis. The first dental visit should take place within six months of a child getting his or her first tooth, but prior to the first birthday. Seeing your... Read more »

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Some people are very comfortable when it comes to visiting the dentist. Others are excited about their upcoming appointment. Many people however, suffer from dental anxiety, or even a phobia when it comes to the dentist. There can be several reasons that people feel anxious, or even fearful about a... Read more »