Most everyone in their lives will experience at least one cavity. Depending on the location and severity of tooth decay, or a cavity, you may feel mild to moderate pain, extreme pain or no pain at all. In fact, when caught early, many patients don’t know they have a cavity until their regular dental exam.
So, why do you get tooth decay? The reasons why people get cavities can be boiled down to six main culprits:
Poor oral hygiene: Not brushing and […]
We Want You to Be as Comfortable as Possible
Are you a little afraid of going to the dentist? If you have dental fear or anxiety, you’re not alone. At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we understand, and we want you to be as comfortable as possible. So, no matter what your level of anxiety may be, we are your partner in achieving better dental health and better overall health.
Managing Your Dental Anxiety
The good news is that there are a few things […]
Let’s face it. No one likes to show off yellow, dingy teeth. Tooth discoloration may even make you less likely to smile.
The best defense for yellowing teeth is to prevent it altogether: limit or avoid your consumption of coffee, tea, soda, red wine, cigarettes, tobacco, and food with dyes. For some people, this may be a tall order. And what if your teeth are already discolored?
The Truth about Teeth Whitening
Whitening teeth is a practice that has been around for decades. […]
Everything You Need to Know and More!
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! So, today we’re talking about fluoride. Why use fluoride? Plus, find out everything you need to know and more about fluoride use for both kids and adults.
First, What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural element that is found in your bones and your teeth. Fluoride is also found in water, soil, air, rocks, plants, and some foods. This mineral is typically used as an additive in toothpaste and […]
The Truth about What to Expect with a Root Canal
Everything You Need to Know About Root Canals
What Is a Root Canal?
Many patients who need a root canal may be nervous or apprehensive about the procedure. However, if you know what to expect with a root canal, it doesn’t have to be scary. At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, your dental care and your comfort are our top priority.
Most often, a decayed tooth can be repaired with a standard filling. However, if […]
Foods to Avoid for a Whiter Smile
When it comes to food and beverages—good or bad—some foods run the risk of staining those pearly whites. Check our list of foods that make your teeth stain and foods to avoid. We’ve also included tips to help you still enjoy some of these foods while minimizing their impact on your teeth.
Coffee – Coffee feels good going down but is notorious for teeth staining. Heavy coffee drinkers are prone to tooth discoloration. Coffee and […]
Staying Healthy This Winter
A healthier body also means healthier teeth. It’s always important to eat healthy so that your
body can function well every day. When you fuel your body properly, you can perform the way
you want, you feel less tired, and you get sick less often. As we head into winter, keep these top
superfoods in mind for better health.
Remember your mother making you eat your spinach? And, of course, there’s always
Popeye. Spinach contains high levels of vitamins A, B2, B6, […]
Best Dental Habits for a Healthy Smile
October is National Dental Hygiene Month! And at Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we want your teeth shining bright all the time. The best oral hygiene results from a combination of preventative care and regular dental exams. So, here are our three best tips on daily dental hygiene basics so you can show off those pearly whites. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is as easy as 1-2-3!
The icky truth is that there are […]
Why is Flossing Your Teeth Essential to Your Health?
We often get asked, “Is flossing really that important?” And our answer is always, “Yes!” And knowing how to floss your teeth is a great tool for your overall health.
We get it. Flossing is an extra thing to include in your dental routine. But this is really a case of what you can’t see CAN hurt you.
Your teeth are chewing […]
The Right and Wrong Way to Brush Your Teeth
Did you know there’s a right way and a wrong way to brush your teeth? Proper brushing techniques are important to maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout your lifetime. Infrequent or improper tooth brushing methods can lead to cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA) and your friends at Peace Haven Family Dentistry, you should follow this dental care regimen for a healthy mouth and smile.