The Role of Mouthwash in Your Oral Health

As life goes, some of the foods we love the most cause unpleasant odors to linger on our breath. While breath fresheners such as gum and breath mints can temporarily mask bad breath, they don’t eliminate bacteria, which is the root of foul breath most often. To freshen your breath in the long term and… Read more »

Root Canal Treatment: Common Questions Asked

If you have questions about root canal treatment, then our dentist, Dr. Bryce Hanson, is more than happy to give you the answers you’re looking for. Many people have questions about this treatment because it can seem complex. So, the more you know, the better. To help you, our dentist would like to give you… Read more »

Smile Therapy: Therapeutic Mouthwash

  If you wish to enhance your smile through the use of a mouthwash treatment, it is always important to understand the differences between each one. Two common varieties of mouthwash are cosmetic mouthwashes and therapeutic mouthwashes. Whereas cosmetic mouthwash is mainly used to freshen breath, therapeutic mouthwash can actually kill the bacteria responsible for… Read more »

Your Potential Signs and Factors of Gum Disease

When the gum tissues that surround and support your teeth are affected by gum disease, the result can be tooth loss. The cause of gum disease is the sticky bacterial film on teeth known as plaque, but the symptoms are typically painless and often don’t raise any alarm in patients who have gum disease. We… Read more »

Chewing on Foreign Objects Can Potentially Chip a Tooth

The human mouth and your natural tooth enamel is designed to handle the intake and processing of normal foods. Evolution has gifted your teeth the necessary hardness to bite off, chew, and process tough foods for safe swallowing. It is worth noting that introducing foreign objects like pencils and pens to your mouth could lead… Read more »

If You Struggle With Flossing, Consider a Water Flosser

Water flossing uses a steady jet of water to perform an interdental cleaning of the teeth and gums, removing plaque buildup. Our dentist may suggest a water flosser if traditional dental floss is not enough to help you maintain a healthy smile. If you struggle to use a floss string, you are not alone. Many… Read more »

The Lowdown on Pregnancy Tumors

You might have heard of pregnancy tumors, but they’re most likely different than what you’d suspect. With a bit of aid from our office, you can foil or treat pregnancy tumors, depending on your current oral health. During pregnancy, some women can develop “pregnancy tumors” on the gums between the teeth. Fortunately, these “tumors” are… Read more »

Focus Your Oral Health Care on Dentures

The time has come once more to improve your smile by creating a checklist for all dental damage to see if any restorations or replacements are needed to restore your smile for the new year. If you have any lost or missing teeth, is important to consider the benefits of dentures. If you are missing… Read more »

A Tooth That Has Been Compromised by Dental Attrition Might Need to Be Treated with a Dental Crown

When the biting surface of one tooth rubs excessively on the non-biting surface of another it can gradually start to wear away some of the healthy tooth enamel. This is even more likely to be an issue if you had a minor alignment issue with your teeth that went uncorrected in your adolescent years. As… Read more »

Repair Bleeding Gums with These Suggestions

Some people might sense slight bits of reddish-pink in the toothpaste they spit out after brushing. Others notice bleeding as they floss. If you have observed bleeding gums or blood in your spit during or after flossing or brushing, you should be watchful: bleeding gums can be a side effect of periodontal disease or other… Read more »