Have you ever tried to avoid eating sugar? It’s in everything! The standard American diet incorporates sweet tastes into every meal of the day. For most, getting away from real sugar means switching to alternatives like xylitol, stevia or other artificial sweeteners. While they don’t carry the same caloric problems of regular sugar, do artificial sweeteners cause cavities or issues like … Continue Reading
Dental hygiene isn’t much of a mystery. You brush your teeth
and gums, and floss in between. If you’re really dedicated, you also
incorporate mouthwash. But what about your tongue? You may not think about why
or how to clean your tongue, but it’s an equally important part to fight
bacteria in your mouth!
Do You Really Need to Clean Your … Continue Reading
Getting a cavity is never fun. But what do you do when you
keep getting cavities and feel like every visit to the dentist means another
filling for your mouth? Chances are, the causes behind your cavities are things
within your control! Find out the most common reasons that patients keep
getting cavities and what you can do to make your next visit to the dentist quick
and … Continue Reading
How many dental specialties are you familiar with? Most
people know about general dentists. Chances are you’re familiar with
orthodontists too! But Pointe Dental Group staffs several types of dental
specialists and those with additional education in specific fields, including a
prosthodontist. What is a prosthodontist? Read on to find out more – and
learn how they can help you restore your smile!
What is a Prosthodontist?
Like any dental … Continue Reading
You’re proud of your dental health routine. You know you hit
all the marks for great
oral health. Brushing twice a day? Check. Fluoridated mouth wash? Check.
Regular dental checkups each year? Check.
Flossing? Well… sometimes! “But really,” you protest, “is
flossing important? I never skip a day brushing and using mouthwash. It can’t
be that big of a deal!”
We hear it all the time. Flossing is … Continue Reading
Your baby’s first tooth is one of many anticipated childhood
milestones. Beyond teaching them what not to bite into (like the back of your
leg while you’re washing dishes!), how can you help your child develop a
healthy lifestyle of proper dental care? We’ll answer some common questions
about dental care for children to help your child develop a healthy smile that
lasts a … Continue Reading
known as DIY, is the way of many things. Home improvement, fashion and
more! But one thing that should never be DIY? Braces! Orthodontic treatment is
a delicate process that requires many years of study, practice and experience
to oversee. That’s why it’s important that you understand the dangers of DIY
braces and clear aligners
– a concerning
trend that’s growing in popularity.
What Are DIY Braces?
Just as … Continue Reading
Is it possible you could be brushing your teeth incorrectly?
You may be surprised to learn that it’s fairly common! Because it seems so
simple, you may have grown up without anyone teaching you how to brush your
teeth properly. Inadequate brushing leads to several short- and long-term
consequences for your health.
If you want to make sure you’re not missing any steps, read
on to … Continue Reading
There’s no question that taking care of your teeth is
important. That’s why it’s no surprise there are always new products and
devices coming out to help you improve your dental care. Every year, electric
toothbrushes are becoming more common. But you may be wondering, “are electric
toothbrushes better than manual ones?”
Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of electric
toothbrushes versus manual toothbrushes to … Continue Reading
Poor dental care can lead to long-term health issues like
gingivitis. While gingivitis
is often simple to counteract, it can quickly advance into periodontal
disease if left unchecked. This advanced form of gum disease requires more
serious periodontal disease treatment options to restore your oral health.
Read on to learn the symptoms of periodontal disease
and what Pointe Dental Group can do to treat it.
Symptoms of … Continue Reading