Dental Insurance or Dental Assistance

It’s not news that employers have reacted to the rising costs of health care benefits by shopping carefully for policies that they offer their employees. Benefits are down, restrictions and exclusions are up. Our patients share their resulting frustration with us every day. Adding to the frustration is the fact that dental benefits are often represented as being comparable to... read more »

Mouthguards Save Smiles

Most families understand the need for a protective helmet for contact sports and for activities like biking, skateboarding and rollerblading, but unfortunately another critical piece of safety equipment doesn’t even cross their minds. Mouthguards protect more than just the teeth, tongue, cheeks and jaw. They also reduce the incidence and severity of concussions. Everyone should wear a mouthguard during any... read more »

Exercise Is Not Just for Heart Health

When you think about exercise, you probably think about increasing cardiovascular health, building muscle strength, or losing weight. Did you know it can also help your mental health? Here are some of the benefits of exercise you may not know about: Improved Sleep Stress relief Reduced anxiety Heightened mood Elevated energy Increased stamina Just 30 minutes of moderately intense exercise... read more »

Dental Injuries

Traumatic dental injuries most often occur in accidents, falls or with sports-related injuries and can be anything from a chipped tooth, a cut inside your cheek or having the tooth knocked out. These injuries are very painful and should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible. Getting to a dentist within 30 minutes can make the difference between... read more »

Three Habits That Destroy Your Smile

1.) Not Flossing! I know, you’ve heard it before… you need to floss every day. But why? You already brush your teeth twice a day. What more can a thin 18-inch piece of string really do? If you’re not flossing, you are only cleaning about 60% of your teeth, even if you are brushing twice a day. Each tooth has... read more »