Treatments for Broken Teeth

Do you have a broken tooth? If so, our dentist, Dr. Steven Sachs, encourages you to get it treated right away. If you can, bring the pieces of your tooth with you to your appointment. That way we can try to put the tooth back together. If that is not an option, our dental team will be happy to consider... read more »

The Proper Flossing Technique

If you are a little unsure of how to use floss, we will go through a step-by-step process to help get you floss more effectively. It is best if you floss about once a day before you go to bed for the night. Of course, this does not mean that you have to floss right before bedtime, as you can... read more »

Keep Your Smile Ready for Spring With Regular Dental Checkups

Our dentist and team are eager to assist you in readying your smile for the spring season by performing a professional dental exam and cleaning at regular intervals. Receiving dental checkups every six months advances your oral health, and should be combined with your daily at-home routine of brushing and flossing your smile. Regular dental exams and cleanings prevent oral... read more »

Bad Habits That Herald Oral Cancer

Nearly 50,000 people each year will be diagnosed with a form of cancer of the mouth or throat. Apart from looking for typical development of cavities and gum disease, your dentist will also be watchful to the potential of oral cancer during your check-ups. There are seven major risk factors that seem to accompany all oral cancers. In some cases,... read more »

What Are the Different Types of Toothpaste That Are Available?

Choosing the right type of toothpaste for your smile can be daunting, especially because there are many different types of toothpastes available. Fortunately, the more you know about the available options, the less daunting the task can be. So, our dentist, Dr. Steven Sachs, would like to help you by telling you all about the types of toothpaste to choose... read more »

Untreated Gingivitis Can Worsen into a Serious Periodontal Health Problem

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. It is often related to inconsistent or ineffective oral hygiene habits that fail to clear away stray food matter and plaque buildup. In time these bacterial deposits can hardened into tartar near the gumline, promoting periodontal inflammation. Early signs of a problem like this often include inflamed gums that tend to bleed... read more »

Drinking Dark Beverages Through a Straw Can Help Minimize Future Dental Stains

The frequent consumption of dark beverages is often a primary or contributing factor promoting dental stains on the teeth that appear in your smile. If they are not addressed early, the discoloration in the tooth enamel can worsen. At this point the retail tooth whitening products in stores will likely prove ineffective and frustrating for improving your smile’s appearance. In... read more »

Got a Toothbrush? Here Are Some Things You Didn’t Know About It

Did you know there are many interesting things about your toothbrush that you probably didn’t know? Well, it’s true. Our dentist, Dr. Steven Sachs, would like to tell you a little bit about those things so you can understand your oral hygiene tool a little more. The more you know, the better! Some fun facts about toothbrushes that you probably... read more »

Root Canals Fundamentals

Root canal infections are generally caused by deep tooth breakdown. Fortunately, although this means that patients often cause their own teeth to wear down, this also means that you can have a hand in averting the need for a root canal operation. Here are some things that you can do at home to avoid your need for root canal treatment... read more »

Baby Teeth Traditions of Sweden, Norway and More

When you had a tooth fall out, you likely put it underneath your pillow, and rose in the morning to find some money in its stead. At least that’s probably what occurred if you lived in the United States. Have you heard that other regions have unique traditions about what to do with baby teeth once they’ve fallen out? While... read more »