Choosing Your Next Toothbrush

We all know that brushing and flossing your teeth every single day is imperative to ideal oral health. You should brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. Knowing how to choose a toothbrush that will best aid you in your fight against decay is important as well, so Dr. Nathalie Dowsett and our team are thrilled... read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a harmful disease that starts with plaque buildup on the teeth and gums. As plaque begins to eat away at healthy tissue, gingivitis can set in. If gingivitis is left untreated, or even if it not properly treated, gum disease can occur. Listed below are some frequently asked questions about periodontal disease: Question: What... read more »

Did You Know Sugarless Gum Has Oral Health Benefits?

Did you know that sugarless gum has oral health benefits? Although the ingredients in sugarless gum are not directly responsible, the gum acts as a tool to wash away harmful germs and residue left behind by eating and drinking. Although regular gum has the same benefits, the sugars in traditional gum can lead to further damage to your teeth and... read more »

How to Have an Environmentally Friendly Dental Routine

Do you care for the environment? If so, there are things you can do to have an environmentally friendly dental routine! Some of those things are: -Turn off the tap: There is no need to have the tap running while you brush your teeth. So, to save water, turn the tap off after you soak your brush. -Recycle your toothbrush:... read more »

All You Need to Know About Tender Gums

Are your gums tender or swollen? Do you feel like your gums bleed easily and look a little strange? If so, talk to your dentist because you may have an infection or disease that can lead to tooth loss. Gum disease is not always painful but it’s still a serious condition. Talk with your dentist to see if you are... read more »

Dentistry Terms: Defined

Dentists tend to use words unfamiliar to the rest of us who didn’t attend dental school along with them, and it can be overwhelming when you have no idea what they are talking about. Here are some dental terms you should know if you don’t want to feel like a tiny fish in a big pond when you go to... read more »