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Foods That Cause Tooth Decay

Foods That Cause Tooth Decay

When it comes to tooth decay, it’s important to know the main culprit – acid. Acid is what eats away at our enamel and causes cavities. Acid can enter our mouths in one of two ways: either directly through what we eat (citrus fruits, for example), or as a byproduct when oral bacteria consume the… Read More


Flossing 101

Flossing Tips

Of all the things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth, flossing has got to be the least expensive! But many patients don’t take the time to floss. And if you do, you might not be doing it correctly! Welcome to Flossing 101… Why should you floss? Your toothbrush isn’t enough to brush away… Read More


What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Ever look at a photo of yourself from only a few years ago and ask yourself, “Huh, were my teeth looked a bit brighter back then?” We definitely do. Coffee and red wine usually get the blame for teeth discoloration, but several other causes may be the culprit. Common Reasons for Tooth Discoloration Spotty Dental… Read More


Should I Brush Before Flossing?

Should I Brush Before Flossing?

The age-old question – should you floss before you brush or after? If you asked any one of our team members, you just might get a different answer on this one! Before you report them for not knowing their stuff, each response can be right! As long as you’re doing a thorough job, we don’t… Read More


Electrical or Manual Toothbrush: Which is Better?

Electrical or Manual Toothbrush: Which is Better?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions! Our answer? It’s not the brush that matters, it’s who’s doing the brushing. Let’s break that down. The goal of tooth brushing is to remove plaque from your teeth on a consistent (daily!) basis, so that we prevent the buildup of tartar which leads to tooth… Read More


How Apples are Good for Your Teeth

How Apples are Good for Your Teeth

People have been asserting that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” since the 19 th century. While it may not necessarily be true that those who eat apples never have to see a doctor, apples certainly have great health benefits for our bodies! Did you know they can even be good for our… Read More


5 Reasons Why Your Gums Might Be Bleeding

5 Reasons Why Your Gums Might Be Bleeding

Seeing some red in the sink after brushing or flossing may raise an eyebrow or two. It may seem like your gums are bleeding for no reason. But before you venture down the rabbit hole of what-ifs, consider these common causes of gum bleeding. Common Causes of Bleeding Gums Vigorous Tooth brushing The extra oomph… Read More


What to Do When You Crack a Tooth

What to do if You Crack a Tooth

Ouch! Chomp on something your tooth didn’t like? Or get hit in the mouth with a hockey puck? If you think you may have a cracked tooth, or if you’re holding a piece of your tooth in your hand, follow these steps! Give us a call to schedule an appointment. Let us know about your… Read More


What is plaque?

What is Plaque?

Most people have heard of the word “plaque,” and know it’s not something you want on your teeth. Yet, they don’t know what exactly plaque is or how it contributes to dental decay. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that lives on the surface of your teeth and along the gumline. It accumulates… Read More


Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

“Are Dental X-Rays Safe?” and Other Questions about Dental X-Rays Some of the most common questions we get at Premier Dental Care have to do with dental x-rays: Are they safe? Why do I or my kids need them? And how often should I get them? These are great questions (and we love how much… Read More


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