Entries by Rachel Gerstner

The Benefits of Summer Break and Dental Appointments

Ah Summer, a time of relaxation, vacation, and don’t forget that last dental appointment before the next school year begins. Summer is the perfect time to bring your kids in because let’s be honest… having to deal with the obstacle of makeup work and the obstacle of school can be difficult on both you and […]

Tips To Follow When Flossing

Sometimes we are caught in a rush to get out of the door, or we are ‘too tired’ to preform all of the proper steps one should have in their dental routine. One of the most commonly forgotten about steps as well as one of the most important parts to anyones dental routine is flossing. […]

Bad Breath, Why You?

Falling victim too bad breath can be a hassle that we’d rather not have to deal with. But sometimes a medical condition can be the cause of your unwanted smelly breath. It’s common that stinky breath is actually cause by dental or gum issues that have been left untreated. We want to help educate you […]

Tooth Colored Fillings, Why We Use Them Over Silver Fillings

When dental fillings come to mind, what do you think of? A lot of people may think that means a silver or amalgam filling that will stick out like a sore thumb. Luckily, the majority of dentists push more towards their patients choosing tooth-colored fillings, which are prepared from synthetic fillings. You may be asking […]

Dental Facts & Your Pets

Did you know by three, most dogs and cats already have early-stage gum disease? Left untreated it causes bad breath, loose teeth, trouble eating and pain. What else didn’t you know about your pets dental health? April 11th is National Pet Day. As it approaches, let’s make a decision to learn more about our pets’ […]

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

What if the germiest item in your bathroom was your toothbrush? It could be, especially as flu season rages on. That’s why you should take care to periodically replace your toothbrush and those of your family members. The American Dental Association recommends replacing toothbrushes every three months, or more often if the bristles are bent. […]

ClearCorrect, Is It The Right Choice For You?

ClearCorrect is the completely discreet way to get the straighter, easier-to-clean, aesthetically-pleasing teeth you’ve always wanted. Unlike metal braces or a traditional retainer, it’s clear, blending into your teeth. Unless you tell people, most won’t notice you wear it. Let’s find out if you’re a good candidate and what to expect during your treatment. Am I a […]

Dental Sealants, Does My Child Need Them?

  Having your children brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day is a great way to lower the risk of tooth decay. Regular dental cleanings are another effective way to reduce this risk as well. However, there’s one more step you should take to prevent cavities in your children’s teeth. Dental sealants […]

The Connection Between Oral Health and Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, which is a good time to think about oral health. While they might not seem related, there is a connection between having a healthy heart and having a healthy mouth. Find out more about how your dental health can have an impact on your heart health. Gum Disease Having gums […]

The Stinky Truth About Bad Breath

Sometimes a medical condition is the cause of bad breath. More often than not, bad breath is caused by dental or gum problems that have been left untreated. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), diabetes, acid reflux, or sinus conditions can contribute to bad breath. But here are 4 conditions in the mouth that are the […]