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Flossing – Why You Can’t Fool Your Dentist!

Here’s a little secret, if you don’t floss regularly and think you can pull a fast one on your dentist by flossing and brushing the morning of your checkup, it won’t work! Dentists can tell when you’ve been flossing and when you haven’t and the way they can tell that you’re not flossing is if your gums bleed during your cleaning and dental exam.

Sugar & Spice is Not Always Nice!

Sugar tastes wonderful and since there is usually a holiday or birthday just around the corner you might want to learn a few tips on how to indulge while still taking care of your teeth. Ignorance is bliss, as are homemade butter tarts, but before you pop that piece of birthday cake or Black Magic truffle into your mouth you might want to arm yourself with a little “tooth friendly” information.

Toothbrush 101

Most of us have been using a toothbrush since we were old enough to hold onto one and you may be asking yourself what you could possibly find out about it that you don’t already know? You may be surprised. For instance, did you know that you should rinse your toothbrush BEFORE and after brushing? Airborne bacteria and other particles like dust can settle on your toothbrush between brushings. Get in the habit of rinsing your brush under hot water while briskly rubbing the bristles back and forth both before and after brushing.

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

If you have lost one or more teeth and are looking at options to regain your smile you might want to consider dental implants as your long term smile solution. A dental implant is a high-tech solution that can help to preserve your natural jaw bone while restoring your natural looking smile.

Teeth Whitening 101 – Know the Basics

“And I have the sunset and the Tuscan wine and the white teeth of the women in Rome. I am a traveler in Romance.” 
W. Somerset Maugham

Your Middle Aged Mouth Still Needs a Dentist!

If you’ve been kind to your teeth over the years, have seen your dentist regularly, had the recommended work done and taken good care of your gums you might feel that now you can sit back and rest on your laurels during your middle age because your teeth are “done”. Not so fast Grasshopper, this situation requires more information.

Hey! That Didn’t Hurt at All!

5 Great Tips to Make Teeth Cleaning More Comfortable.

Canker Sores 101

Canker sores are a fact of life for many people. Nobody wants to talk about them but knowledge is power so here’s the skinny on canker sores. 

Nature Can Nurture Your Dental Health!

Nature has nurtured us for thousands of years so it makes sense that she has some natural answers to our modern dental health problems.

Natural remedies are valuable additions to a regular regime of brushing, flossing and dental checkups. Ongoing scientific studies look at which natural ingredients work best to help prevent cavities and gum disease. These are easy things that you can do every day that will have your dentist and hygienist smiling at your next appointment.

Beam Me Up!


Lasers aren’t the stuff of science fiction anymore. They have a great range of uses in everyday life, including your oral health care. For some clients, we recommend a photodynamic disinfection system that includes a low-intensity cold laser for the treatment of gum disease. For patients requiring gum recontouring or reshaping, we have dental laser therapies that can replace surgical options, providing faster healing times and less painful procedures. As your hygienist if you’d like more information, and we’ll be glad to discuss the options available to you.