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 »

How to Effectively Floss Your Teeth

You know the lecture. You hear it every time you get your teeth checked. Sometimes it comes in the form of a question like, “How often do you floss?” The truth is, flossing is essential for good oral hygiene. But just as important is that you do it correctly. It plays a crucial role in… Read More »

How to Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene Throughout the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year when we anticipate cooler weather and prepare for the holidays. Each year we look forward to our favorite holiday eats and treats. Whether it’s pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, stuffing, roasted turkey, or some of that irresistible homemade candy, we can’t but indulge ourselves. But to ensure our teeth survive this… Read More »

5 Recovery Tips for After Oral Surgery

Many people find similarities between oral surgery and operations performed on other parts of the body. For example, you may receive an anesthetic that will numb the treatment area or completely put you to sleep. Your oral surgeon will also advise you on your recovery to help you heal quickly and successfully without complications. Here… Read More »

Ways to Fix Your Underbite!

An underbite is a common condition with children and adults. It occurs when the lower jaw protrudes beyond the upper jaw, causing the lower front teeth to overlap the teeth above them. While underbites may be far less common than overbites, they affect about 10% of all Americans. The leading cause of an underbite is… Read More »