An A.P. Article suggests weak evidence for flossing. Should you be flossing?

Last month the Associated Press (A.P.) released a report stating there’s “weak evidence” in regards to the importance of flossing.  This report has reached every major news outlet and exploded on the social media outlets.  Patients have been asking their dentists if they should continue flossing. An Associated Press Reporter … Read More

Prevention remains the most effective dental treatment

While a myriad of dental procedures exist to solve any number of issues. Most problems could have been remedied by preventative measures. The most effective strategy to fight cavities and gum disease is to see your dentist or dental hygienist for a routine check-up and a dental cleaning. This easy step that takes … Read More

Oral Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy affects almost every aspect of a woman’s health, including oral health. It is very important to maintain your regular 6-month dental visits during pregnancy. More than 50% of women are affected by pregnancy gingivitis. Some women will notice that their gums are more red, swollen and prone to bleeding. Due to … Read More

The Fluoride affect on tooth enamel.

Dr. Frederick McKay explaining the benefits of fluoride in drinking water to a young patient (1952.) Credit Bettmann/Corbis In 1901 Frederick McKay, a recent dental school graduate, left New York to start a new life in Colorado Springs. Upon his arrival, he soon discovered that many local inhabitants displayed brown … Read More

Routine Dental visits vital to your oral health

Prevention and early diagnosis is the best medicine when it concerns your teeth. To avoid costly dental procedures down the road, it’s advisable to visit the dentist every 6 months. These visits can achieve a great deal for your dental health and wellness. It’s rare for someone to get cavities, … Read More

Foods that Help Protect Teeth Against Cavities

A dental cavity (or tooth decay) is the destruction of the top layer of teeth, which happens to be the enamel. Cavities can be caused by several factors: poor dental hygiene or frequent consumption of sugars and carbohydrates. A layer of sticky bacterial film, or plaque, forms frequently on teeth. … Read More

Top 5 Best Foods and Drinks for your teeth

Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber. Dr. Mann often says, “An apple a day keeps the dentist away.” They work by physically scrubbing your teeth and stimulating salivary flow by requiring longer chewing times. Saliva is important in fighting cavities, because it washes teeth and neutralizes tooth-damaging acids. Saliva … Read More

What’s really causing gum recession? Most Common reasons for Gum recession

Most Common reasons for gum recession Patients often ask during their dental visits “Why are my gums shrinking?” Gum recession can cause unpleasant symptoms such as sensitivity to hot and cold, when eating or drinking. Also, areas where gums have receded leaving the roots exposed appear darker and cannot be whitened since … Read More

Major Brand Toothpastes linked to Oral Canker sores

Most of us get a small annoying canker sore once or twice a year, which usually goes away in a week or so.  But a small percentage of the population gets frequent outbreaks of painful cankers. While the exact cause of canker sores is still unknown.  We do know that … Read More