Floss or Brush First?

Floss or Brush First?

Studies have shown that flossing before brushing, and not after, has the potential to reduce plaque and retain higher levels of fluoride in the teeth. Through history, we’ve been taught to brush then floss. But could we have been doing it wrong all along?...
What is a Filling?

What is a Filling?

A dental filling replaces a section of a tooth that has been destroyed by decay. A dentist works to clear away decay that has resulted from a cavity. This helps prevent more damage to the tooth. Unfortunately, clearing away the decay does not help to fix the damage...
Permanent Tooth Eruption. From Baby to Adult

Permanent Tooth Eruption. From Baby to Adult

Tooth eruption is the process of teeth breaking through the skin and emerging into view. Most individuals experience the process of having two sets of teeth come in their mouth at different times during the course of their lifetime. The first set, “primary” teeth...
Dental Fluoride Treatments

Dental Fluoride Treatments

Dental caries (tooth decay) is an increasingly common occurrence among children and teenagers. The underlying cause of this condition is acid-producing bacteria. We call it “plaque”. It collects around the teeth in a film. If good oral hygiene habits are...
The Difference Between a Pediatric Dentist and General Dentist

The Difference Between a Pediatric Dentist and General Dentist

A pediatric dentist is considered to be the pediatricians of the dentistry field. A general dentist needs at least three years of undergraduate education and four years of dental school. Immediately following their undergraduate studies and dental school attendance,...