Baby Teeth Basics

My wife and I had our first child almost three months ago, so many of our conversations now revolve around how to best care for our daughter, including caring for her dental health. Here are some quick tips for parents and grandparents caring for the precious young people in their lives. When do kids get their first teeth? On average, …

Your Teeth are Strong but They Can’t Heal on Their Own

The average person will eat 35 tons of food in their lifetime. When I hear that, my first thought is, “That’s a lot of chewing!” It’s no wonder why our teeth were designed to be strong. Tooth enamel (the outer covering of each tooth) is stronger than bone. In fact, thanks to the strength of enamel, our teeth can actually …

Tips to Relieve Dental Anxiety

“I hate going to the dentist!” This is something I hear as a dentist, and our culture tends to reinforce negative feelings about dentistry. A few years ago, there was a popular song on the radio with the opening line, “I was scared of dentists and the dark.” Take comfort knowing that dentists are experts in their field, including how …