Oral Hygiene: Why You Should Floss

Our dentist, Dr. Cindy Wassif, strongly encourages you to floss daily. As you floss, it’s important to use the proper tools that can effectively clean between your teeth and along the gums as well as avoid injuring your oral tissues. Do you ever wonder why you need to floss? If so, our dental team is… Read more »

Oral Health Surprises: Tooth Brushing Care

Improving your smile includes being aware of all aspects of your oral health that may need work. If for any reason you are struggling with your toothbrushing techniques, you may need to alter your habits so that you can effectively make sure that your toothbrush care is working accordingly. By brushing your teeth at least… Read more »

Tools Used for Professional Dental Cleanings

Keeping your mouth clean and healthy may start with good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing. However, professional dental cleanings and exams are important and recommended at least twice a year. The tools used during your cleanings are listed and explained below. Mirrors One of the most important tools used is a dental… Read more »

What Can Dental Bridges Do?

Have you heard about dental bridges? They are artificial teeth that replace real ones when they decide to move to a new location, which is not in your mouth. Usually, bridges use surrounding teeth for support, so they can stay in place. A dental bridge can offer benefits other than just replacing a tooth. They… Read more »

The Effects of Plaque and Tartar Buildup

It’s important to be concerned about any buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth, and we highly encourage you to beware of these harmful substances. They are often the cause of a variety of unwanted oral health problems that can plague and weaken your smile. We encourage you to practice effective dental care to… Read more »

Whitening Toothpaste Can Help Preserve Professionally Whitened Teeth

Significant dental stains can develop on your teeth over time. This is often associated with the frequent consumption of dark beverages or the use of tobacco products. Certain foods like chocolate, dark berries and tomato sauces can contribute to dental stains. If retail whitening products aren’t helping, you should make an appointment our dentist, Dr…. Read more »

Stressful Situations: Tooth Grinding and Jaw Clenching

We all experience stress during our lives. It may come from your career as well as personal and family sources. Stress manifests in different ways for different people. One common way that it appears is problematic for your oral health. When you become anxious, for any reason, clenching of the jaw and grinding of the… Read more »

Tips for Helping Your Baby Have a Good Oral Health

Do you want your baby to have the best oral health possible? If so, your dentist, Dr. Cindy Wassif, is more than happy to help you. Sometimes helping a baby’s smile can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’re not quite sure what to do. So, she is happy to help you by giving you… Read more »

A Tooth Suffering with a Bad Filling Might Need a Dental Crown

Most dental fillings are created from either metallic amalgam or composite resin. They are used to effectively repair and restore a small area of tooth enamel. This is a common treatment option for small cavities, minor cases of dental attrition, or insignificant dental fractures. If poor oral hygiene complications start to affect the surrounding tooth… Read more »

What to Know About Fillings

Fillings are the materials used for repairing cavities. These materials are packed inside the hole made in a tooth created by decay. This damaged section of the tooth needs to be removed, cleaned and filled so that it can be restored to its normal function and shape. A filling will also close the portal where… Read more »