Dental Implants or Dentures?

You may think tooth decay or missing teeth are only a cosmetic problem. But ignoring dental issues can lead to several health concerns, too. Around 120 million American citizens have lost one tooth or more. Losing a tooth does not affect your oral functions alone. It influences the jawbone, the foundation for your teeth. Your… Read More »

Does Drinking More Water Protect Your Teeth?

Dental health is essential to us all because it not only affects the quality of our smile but, in many ways, it influences our quality of life. Besides the ability to offer a brilliant smile, a healthy mouth allows us to eat correctly, breathe without obstruction, speak with expression, and get into close encounters with… Read More »

Best Treatments for Sensitive Teeth

Does the idea of eating ice cream or having a cold drink make you wince? If so, you may be dealing with a common dental issue — sensitive teeth. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, roughly 40 million people in the United States face tooth sensitivity daily. This painful zinging is hard to ignore,… Read More »

How to Take Care of Your Toothbrush

How many times do you think about caring for your toothbrush? Once in your lifetime, maybe twice. Okay, how about never. Many of us have toothbrush maintenance low on our priority list, if it’s there at all, but it’s definitely something we should consider. A well-functioning toothbrush is critical to your dental health. A dirty… Read More »

Can Chewing Gum Really Clean Your Mouth?

Though candy is not the best thing to put in your mouth for optimal oral health, one tasty treat can provide oral hygiene benefits. Sugar-free chewing gum is not only safe for your teeth, but can also help maintain your dental health.  Here’s how. Stimulates Salivary Glands Sufficient amounts of saliva neutralize harmful bacteria by… Read More »

10 Bad Foods for Your Teeth

A healthy diet’s role in maintaining good oral hygiene is well-documented. But are you fully aware of how some foods can affect your dental health? Here’s our oral surgeons’ top-10 list of foods you should avoid in maintaining those pearly whites. 1. Hard Candies To start, biting or chewing hard candies leaves you vulnerable to… Read More »

Tips for a Healthier Smile

A healthy smile is more than white teeth. The gums, bones, salivary glands, and soft tissue in your mouth are all essential components to a healthy smile. To ensure you keep your smile in good form, we offer these tips to keep your teeth looking and feeling great. Schedule an Appointment Before Pain At Hill… Read More »

How to Care for Your Teeth During the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and an excellent time to show off that brilliant smile. But with so many holiday treats begging for consumption, will you be able to maintain those pearly whites? The last thing you want for Christmas is to start down a path of a dental disaster. We’ve put together this… Read More »

How Smiling Affects Your Health

A smile may seem simple, but it is more powerful than you might think. It has an impact on your happiness, self-esteem, and overall health. So, let’s review how a smile can bring joy into your life during these uncertain times. Benefits of Smiling Everybody knows what it’s like to have a bad day. You… Read More »

How Do I Get Rid of Bad Breath?

You look good—clean and fresh. Your clothes are pressed and fitted, and it’s a great hair day. But if you open your mouth and a foul odor emerges, forget it; that will be the lasting impression. How do you solve this problem? More than 80 million people suffer from bad breath, also known as chronic… Read More »