With the weather warming up and flowers beginning to bloom, the last thing you want to put on your calendar is a trip to the dentist to get your child’s cavities filled. Thankfully, there are great ways to prevent cavities in children and in adults.
The first few weeks of school can be nerve-racking and exciting for students, parents, and teachers. The last thing we want you to worry about is your child’s teeth. Here are a few of our favorite back-to-school tips for taking care of your child’s smile during the school year.
You may have experienced something new the last time you were in the office for an appointment. Your hygienist probably asked if they could gently feel your neck to check for any abnormalities. Sometimes this exam can raise questions, so we wanted to tell you exactly why we do it.
Wondering how to help your little ones to care for their beautiful smiles? Check out these 6 essential tips.
Any type of cancer is scary, and no one wants to think about something like oral cancer upon visiting the dentist. That is why we provide simple oral cancer screenings at every hygiene appointment at our office.
Gum health may impact your overall health. Periodontal (Gum) disease is not only the leading cause of tooth loss, but also has been shown to raise the risk factor for several potential health issues including stroke and heart disease.
The holiday season has arrived. Houses light up the night sky. Sales offers fill our mailboxes. Seasonal songs greet us everywhere we go. For most, the holidays provide a special time for families to gather and gifts to be shared.
Every time you open your mouth, it reveals some interesting and surprising things about you. Your dental hygienist and your dentist see much more than cavities and crowns. They are like experienced dental investigators, reading the evidence as they help you achieve optimal oral health.
Did you know that a healthy tongue is an essential part of your overall oral health? Your tongue is one of your mouth’s most important defenses against bacteria and plaque.
If your gums bleed when you brush, you are not alone. It’s possible that you are simply brushing too hard, but you should not ignore this critical symptom.
Brushing your teeth is one of the most widespread daily habits in America. But what if we’re not doing it right? What if we could brush more effectively for better oral health?
Daily brushing and flossing combined with regular professional dental cleanings from the Greentree team are still the most effective way to keep your mouth healthy. However, according to the American Dental Association, therapeutic mouthrinses or mouthwashes can help improve your overall oral health.
Are there ways to maintain whiter teeth or to keep your teeth brighter after a whitening treatment? While we love to help patients whiten their smiles, our first goal is to be leaders in preventive care. Preventing tooth discoloration begins with an understanding how your lifestyle directly impacts your smile.
What if the Greentree team could not only provide a welcoming and friendly dental experience for your children, but also a simple treatment to help them prevent cavities?
If you have concerns with bad breath, you are not alone. According to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, 40 million Americans suffer from issues with bad breath.
With a significant rise in the desire for a whiter smile, over-the-counter teeth whitening options have flooded the market over the last few years. Everything from toothpastes to rinses to strips to more extensive at-home kits have become available.
Are your teeth or gums sensitive to hot or cold drinks? While sensitivity does not automatically mean you have a serious oral health issue, tooth pain should not be ignored.
Did you know the average American sees their dentist more often than their physician? Dental practices have become the first line of defense for catching oral cancer early. At Greentree, your health is our primary focus.
Studies say that 44% of Americans made New Year’s Resolutions to kick off 2015. The vast majority of resolutions were related to health changes and commitments.
Although sugary drinks may taste great, they also contribute to tooth decay and possibly even more serious oral health issues. Studies say that the average American consumes more than 23 pounds of sugar from soft drinks every year.
Do we really need to visit the dentist every six months? Following high school many adults cut back on their dental visits. While 83% of children between the ages of 2-17 visit the dentist regularly, only 61.7% of adults make the dentist a regular part of their life.
Are you using the right toothpaste? Choosing the right toothpaste for you and your family can be an overwhelming adventure. The Greentree team has created a quick guide to help you make a well-informed choice.
What if there was a simple treatment to help your kids prevent cavities? Isn’t Brushing Enough? While regular brushing and flossing is critical to cavity prevention and overall oral health, even good brushing cannot always reach all the grooves and depressions in your teeth.
From first impressions to ongoing personal and professional relationships, your smile can often speak louder than words or actions. Studies reveal at least four ways a great smile can help you.
Athletes of all ages and capabilities often consume sports drinks during or after their activities throughout the week. These drinks were designed with the goal of keeping athletes hydrated and restoring electrolytes lost during strenuous activities.
There are some questions that dentists and their teams hear every day. Although some information is given to the public about these topics, there isn’t always a lot of information to back it, leaving patients wondering if certain procedures are really necessary, or what choices to make regarding their oral health.
Dental sealants are protective coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of your child’s newly erupted permanent teeth. Why should you consider asking us about putting sealants on your child’s teeth?
Cavities (or dental caries) are the result of demineralization and damage to the hard tissue of your teeth. Cavities are usually found on the surface of your teeth but may also be located on exposed roots. Breakdown of the enamel is almost always the result of bacterial infection.