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The Top 5 States Where Teeth Whitening is Most Popular
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The Top 5 States Where Teeth Whitening is Most Popular

Search trends over the past ten years show which five states are most interested in teeth whitening. Some of the states that showed up in our Google trends results are also listed high up on Imagix Dental’s report, “Where in the U.S. People are Likely to Have Discolored Teeth.” Imagix based their findings on each...

Do Newborns Need Dental Insurance?
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Do Newborns Need Dental Insurance?

If you are a parent you might wonder if newborns need dental insurance. What is the best time to get your child on your dental insurance policy? And if you don’t have a policy, is it worth getting one? Good oral health contributes to a higher quality of life no matter the age. Dental health...

How Long Should a Cavity Filling Be Sensitive?
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How Long Should a Cavity Filling Be Sensitive?

In almost all cases, a dental filling is the best solution for a cavity caused by tooth decay. Once the procedure is done, patients are often surprised to still have some sensitivity. This is normal, and most sensitivity is gone within a day or two, or up to two weeks for deeper fillings. If sensitivity...

What Does a Cavity Look Like?
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What Does a Cavity Look Like?

If you haven’t been to the dentist lately, tooth decay could be settling in, even if your teeth are not sensitive or causing you discomfort. Knowing what a cavity looks like can help you determine if it’s time to schedule a dentist appointment. What Is a Cavity? A cavity is a hole or hollow area...

What Counts as a Dental Emergency?
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What Counts as a Dental Emergency?

This piece was originally posted on May 11, 2020. How can you determine if your problem is a dental emergency or if it can wait? Many patients have the mindset that a toothache can go away on its own or be fixed with ibuprofen, but what if the pain persists? Find out what counts as...

How to Overcome Dental Anxiety
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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

How to Overcome Dental Anxiety If you have anxiety about visiting the dentist, it’s important to know that you are not alone. Whether it’s the thought of needles and drills or just pain in general, many adults experience fear and stress when it’s time for dental work. In fact, dental anxiety is the fifth most...

Are Veneers and Bonding the Same Thing?
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Are Veneers and Bonding the Same Thing?

Two common ways patients look to improve their smile are teeth bonding and veneers. Each procedure offers its own benefits, and both are effective ways to improve the appearance of one’s teeth. This blog will discuss each treatment in detail, the upsides and drawbacks, and the long-term implications.  What Is Bonding?  In the bonding process,...

What is a Palate Expander?
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What is a Palate Expander?

The journey to a straighter, healthier smile involves various orthodontic tools, each playing a unique role in the transformation process. Let’s focus on the palate expander–what exactly is this device, does it hurt, and how does it contribute to the alignment of your teeth?  What is a palate expander? A palate expander is a dental...

Best Toothpaste for Pregnant Women
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Best Toothpaste for Pregnant Women

Best Toothpaste for Pregnant Women  There are probably few groups of people as inquisitive about healthy practices as expectant mothers, and one question we hear a lot is about the best toothpaste to use when pregnant. Some moms are concerned about safety. Others find that their favorite toothpaste now makes them nauseated. So, what is...