Smile Blog

Another One Bites the Dust: Why a Comfortable Dental Bite Matters

Your dental bite, or to be more technical–occlusion–is the way that your teeth come together when you close your mouth and when your jaw moves. For healthy dental bites, your upper and lower jaw bones match in size and are proportionate to your teeth. They align when you close your mouth. Problematic dental bites (also […]

Enamel Resurrection Via Restoration: How to Restore Your Smile From Tooth Wear

Rough brushing, teeth clenching, acidic drinks and foods are several factors that can cause attrition, abrasion and erosion (the physical and chemical types of tooth wear). However, there’s no need for you to suffer the physical and aesthetic pains of tooth wear, because there are treatment options that can be a saving grace for you […]

Acid, Enamel, Erosion, Oh My! How Acidity Affects Enamel and Aids in Tooth Wear

Unlike abrasion and attrition—the physical types of tooth wear—erosion is the third type of tooth wear, but is caused by chemical decaying of teeth by acidic substances. With this type of tooth wear, acid is the main culprit of erosion, but there are a variety of acids that cause tooth wear, such as different types […]

Let’s Get Physical: A Breakdown of the Two Types of Physical Tooth Wear

A rough brush here, a heavy clench there—tooth wear, a term that refers to the deterioration of tooth enamel, can result from two different types of physical factors: attrition and abrasion. Although these types of tooth wear both result from physical factors, their causes are different. Are you noticing a change in tooth sensitivity or […]

Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene

Taking care of your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthy New Year’s goal in and of itself. Who doesn’t want a whiter and brighter smile? To most of us, brushing our teeth at least twice a day is a no brainier, right? Surprisingly, people are slowly becoming aware that that their mouth matters. Here […]

Tooth-Friendly Desserts for the Holidays

Tis’ the season for spending time with the family and indulging in those delicious holiday desserts we crave all year long! From holiday cookies to chocolate truffles and apple pie, sugary treats are a staple this time of year. However, it is still important to consider the effect that these desserts can have on your […]

Foods You Should Avoid to Protect Your Teeth

If protecting your pearly whites is a priority (and it should be!), then implementing a healthy oral routine, such as brushing, flossing and avoiding certain foods can help you keep your teeth healthy. Here’s a roundup of some foods that can weaken teeth and allow cavities to form, or stain teeth more easily. Steer Clear […]

Our Own Health: Conversation and Comprehensive Treatment

  Patients tell me one of our country’s big problems is the state of our healthcare system and comprehensive treatment.  There are often long wait times and short, hurried time with the doctor.  In this Fresh Muse blog tonight, I want to be one of many who focuses on ownership.  The question becomes, “What can […]

Recognizing the Strength of the Human Spirit

As I sit here tonight, there are so many thoughts to share.  Weary of the subject material of the news and so-called news programs on TV, I know I’m not alone. Our country, our world has big problems. With this Fresh Muse blog, I want to be one of many voices that focuses on thoughtful, refreshing, […]

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