Spring is here and that means you might be thinking about fun in the sun, road trips and relaxation. But bacteria don’t take a vacation and neither should your oral care routine. Keep your beautiful smile and white teeth on the go by packing the essentials in a travel dental kit. A well-prepared travel dental […]
The last thing you should worry about is your comfort at the dentist. Pain causes anxiety and not only makes the experience unpleasant but also makes the dentist’s job harder too. That’s where dental anesthetics come in. Dentists use a variety of anesthetics and numbing agents to help reduce the sensitivity to pain during a […]
We all spend a lot of time on our smartphones today. You know how to use them to call, text, and even play games… but did you know you could use them to improve the oral health of your family? There are some great dental apps available, both free and paid, that offer you useful […]
If you’ve ever had braces, chances are you’re familiar with a retainer. Retainers are a common orthodontic appliance, especially among young people, and are often the final step in perfecting your pearly whites after braces are removed. The most common purpose for a retainer is to help teeth stay in their new position after shifting […]
The dreaded dental impression – getting one used to be awkward, messy, even downright unpleasant for many patients. But thanks to modern technology, digital mouth scanners have made creating dental impressions easier than brushing your teeth.
Temporomandibular Disorder, or TMD (formerly known as TMJ) – it’s is a mouthful to say, but it can be a mouthful of pain for those who suffer from it. The symptoms of TMD vary widely, as well as the causes. Luckily, there are many TMD/TMJ treatment options available, so the pain in your jaw can […]
Against popular belief, braces aren’t just for kids and teens. In fact, according to Delta Dental, approximately one million American adults wear braces! Many of our adult patients had braces as a child, but forgot to wear their retainer. Others never had braces to begin with and are now ready to take care of their […]
If you’ve ever had a canker sore, you know what a pain it can be – both literally and figuratively. Canker sores make it difficult to eat, drink, and talk, and can cause acute discomfort in the area of affliction. Our dentists at Pointe Dental Group have put together some helpful information about treating canker […]