August 13, 2012

Sensitive Teeth? Try Changing Your Toothpaste

If you have noticed that your teeth are starting to feel more sensitive than usual, you might initially avoid foods and drinks that seem to cause discomfort. For example, you feel some dental pain when you drink a hot cup of coffee in the morning or while chewing on a […]
August 6, 2012

Fun Ways to Encourage Children to Brush Their Teeth

It’s that dreaded time of day for many parents — the nighttime routine. As kids whine and stomp up the stairs as you send them off for pajamas and bedtime, you face the daunting task once again of trying to get your children to brush their teeth. While this is […]
July 31, 2012

Does Oral Health Affect Your Heart?

Brushing your teeth every day keeps them cleaner, improves your breath, and reduces plaque buildup. But did you know that there may be a connection between your dental health and chronic illness? Some scientific evidence suggests that poor dental health may be linked to cardiovascular disease. Although more research is […]
July 26, 2012

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a type of periodontal disease in which only your gums are affected. Gingivitis, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), is a milder and often reversible type of periodontal disease. However, it can lead to periodontitis — a more destructive and serious disease — if proper professional treatment […]
July 20, 2012

Patient Appreciation Movie Night with Dental by Design

Dental by Design recently had a patient appreciation event where we were able to treat our patients to a special screening of The Avengers! We had an amazing time, and we hope our patients did as well. We had a raffle, and then enjoyed the great summer blockbuster. It was […]
July 13, 2012

If I have braces, do I still need a dental checkup every 6 months?

Thanks for the question! Yes! In fact, it’s even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit our office regularly. When you’re wearing braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush normally can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up and can lead to cavities, gingivitis and even […]
July 5, 2012

How did you celebrate the 4th of July?

It’s hard to believe, but July is already here and half of 2012 has already passed! July 4th was yesterday, and our team thought it would be fun to share some facts about our country’s independence day. Fun Facts: • Betsy Ross, according to legend, sewed the first American flag […]
June 27, 2012

Understanding cavities

One word nobody wants to hear when they visit the dentist is Cavity! That’s right, the dreaded cavity; but what exactly is a cavity and how do you get one? A cavity is a hole that develops in a tooth when the tooth begins to decay. It’s important to get […]
June 20, 2012

Are dental implants right for you?

If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing or badly diseased teeth. A dental implant offers comfort, support, stability, and is as close […]