Plaque Blamed for Both Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Decay – causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line. Eat a balanced diet and limit between meal snacks. Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams. Talk to your dentist about what types of Read More

What’s In a Smile?

Smiles never go out of style 1.  It has the power of warming a lonely heart. 2.  The smile is the window to the soul. 3.  A smile shows no language barriers. 4.  A smile can brighten your mood and improve your outlook. 5.  Freely offered, a smile can make a complete stranger feel better. Read More

The Importance of Using Mouthguards

“Keep a stiff upper lip” or “get a grip!”  That’s often the advice we get – and give – on how to cope with stress. If you take it literally, the result could be grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws.  It’s called bruxism, and often it happens as you sleep. Teeth grinding can be Read More

7 Steps to Caring for Your Retainers

1.  Wear your retainers as prescribed by Dr. Pulsipher   2.  The safest place for your retainer is in your mouth.  When retainers are not in your mouth, ALWAYS keep them in your retainer case   3.  Do not wrap retainers in a paper towel or napkin, this is the easiest way to lose them Read More