As the beginning of the school year draws near, many children are excited to participate in their favorite fall sports. That also means it’s time for parents to get their children fitted with sports mouth guards. But why does your child need a mouth guard? Because it can protect them from a variety of injuries…

It is tax season! Completing your taxes is not necessarily a fun task. Those eligible for a tax return have an extra monetary incentive to get their taxes completed on time. Tuesday, April 18th is quickly approaching. And don’t stress, there are many online resources now to make filing your taxes easier than ever! Here…

Gum Disease Brentwood

If you have gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis or periodontal disease, you are not alone. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of Americans 30 years-old or older have gum disease. If you are over 65, your risk for gum disease is even higher, over 70%. At the same…

Mouth Guard Care Brentwood

Ask any dentist, and they’ll say mouth guards are essential when playing sports. Why? Of all the oral injuries they see every year, 13 to 39% are sports-related. Furthermore, the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety finds that athletes who fail to wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to experience a dental injury….

When people think of dental care, they often think of teeth. But healthy teeth are only part of the equation. The tissues and bone that surround your teeth, including your gums, are critically important to your overall dental health. You may be thinking, “There’s no way I could have gum disease. My mouth feels fine.”…

You know you should take care of your teeth to prevent problems like cavities and bad breath. Perhaps you brush your teeth quickly each morning as part of your routine, but don’t think much about it. You may assume that as long as your teeth don’t hurt, you don’t need to worry too much about…

General Dentist Brentwood

Each January, millions of people resolve to change their lives for the better in the new year. Often, their goals involve losing weight, getting more exercise, or similar healthy habits. But there is one resolution that could truly improve your health and your life in many ways – no gym required. It’s a resolution for…

Holiday Treats

It’s easy to consume too many treats during the holiday season. With family gatherings and joy all around we’re surrounded by delicious treats everywhere we look! If we lived in a world where avoiding treats were easy we would just recommended cutting sugar from your diet all together. However you and I both know this…

Teething

Teething isn’t only a difficult time for the child but for the parents as well. Teething can cause a lot of discomfort for the child leading to fussiness and crying. All children are different and may begin teething at different ages however the most common age is around six months. No matter what age your…

Nail Biting

Nail biting, known as “onychophagia,” is a habit that can cause some harm to your teeth and overall oral health. Some people’s nails can become so tough and resilient to damage that chewing on they can cause your teeth to get tiny chips or fracture your enamel. Some people even believe that chewing on their…

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