Bad School Habits for Your Smile

If you want a strong and healthy smile, then you need to take good care of your teeth and gums at all times. This means you need to keep your smile in mind while you’re at school. Unfortunately, there are bad school habits that can damage your smile and promote dental issues. Our dentist, Dr. Alex Abernathy, recommends avoiding those... read more »

Dental Bridges Can Fill in Gaps in Your Smile

Choosing to restore your smile is a big decision that can be confusing when it comes to finding the best way to achieve it. There are many ways to restore a lost tooth, and dental bridges is a common and popular choice. Dental bridges are common successful at restoring one or more lost teeth. Our dentist, Dr. Alex Abernathy with... read more »

Flossing Benefits for You and Your Smile

Sometimes flossing seems like a tedious task you would rather not do, correct? Unfortunately, you’re not alone with many other people skipping their flossing routines because they would much rather stick to brushing. This can be extremely dangerous for the smile and your oral health, especially because flossing is so vital in preventing gum disease and other health problems. To... read more »

Taking Care of Your Smile

Taking care of your body is extremely important--and this includes taking care of your smile. Here are some simple things to remember as you care for your teeth and gums. Brush: Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Brush with gentle pressure, with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and short, tooth-wide strokes. These... read more »

Don’t Let Plaque Destroy Your Smile

With proper care most people can count on having their teeth last a healthy lifetime. A healthy smile hinges on healthy teeth and gums. To keep them healthy, you will want to keep the destructive effects of plaque away. Plaque is that sticky bacterial film that coats your teeth and gums—just take a moment and run your tongue along the... read more »

Good and Bad Drinks for Your Smile

Have you been told that some drinks are better for your teeth than others are? Do you know what benefits or risks are associated with certain beverages? For instance, do you know what drinks could cause tooth decay and gum disease or which drinks can help you prevent them? When you think of milk being good for your smile, do... read more »

Understanding Dental Care and Nutrition

Many people don’t know that dental care and nutrition go hand in hand, but it’s true! Everything you eat affects your smile’s strength, function, and health, and we are here to teach you about the best and worst foods for your teeth, gums, and underlying bone. The best foods and drinks for your smile • Water • Milk • Nuts... read more »