Are the Foods and Drinks You Consume Helping or Hurting Your Smile?

When you eat and drink you are not just putting tasty things in your mouth, but things that can help or hurt your oral health. Today we're looking at what you should consuming if you want to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as they can be. Our Aesthetics... Read more »

Effective Flossing Is Essential for Maintaining Good Periodontal Health

The American Dental Association advocates a consistent daily oral hygiene routine to help reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease. This consists of brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as flossing between each of your teeth and around the gumline at least once per... Read more »

Health Conditions That Could Be Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a destructive periodontal infection that can affect many areas of your oral health if ignored over time. This infection can arise from complications caused by not visiting the dentist for checkups, having poor oral hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco, or struggling to clean between crooked teeth. Patients... Read more »

A Custom Mouth Guard Provides Comfort and Protection

The American Association of Endodontists notes that athletic injuries are a common source of dental trauma. This is often the result of an accidental or unintentional blow to the face, and might also be associated with soft tissue trauma and joint injury. To help minimize potential oral trauma many schools... Read more »

Can You Have Dental Procedures While Breastfeeding Your Child?

Nursing mothers are sometimes concerned about seeing the dentist for dental work while they are still breastfeeding their child. The good news is, dental materials are safe for breastfeeding mothers and won't impact breast milk. You can indeed have laser dentistry, and use sedation methods during your treatment, without having... Read more »

What to Do If a Tooth Chips

Any tooth is vulnerable to chipping and cracks even though they are extremely strong. Tooth decay; bad dental habits such as chewing on ice; and accidents involving a car, hard falls, or blows to the face can result in a tooth breaking. Even if you don’t feel any pain, you... Read more »

Oral Health Checklist

Your oral health care can never be taken lightly. Taking care of your smile can help you keep your teeth healthy and functional. Even the smallest details can have enduring effects. Here are some questions you’ll want to ask yourself if you desire to have a better smile. - Do... Read more »

How to Deal with a Toothache

What qualifies as a toothache? This term refers to any pain in and around your teeth and jaw. It might come and go or be a constant ache. It might be dull or sharp. You’ll probably find that your teeth are extra sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks.... Read more »

Do You Have an Abscess? Treat it Today!

Whether you think it’s an abscess or not in your mouth, you should have a professional take a look, especially if it is painful. These painful cysts can often be the result of an infection when bacteria enter an irritated or hurt area. You will usually notice a painful and/or... Read more »

Fluoride as a Helpful Agent in Your Dental Care

Is fluoride a helpful supplement in your daily dental care? It’s been proven to show, in fact, fluoride is an amazing benefactor in strengthening your teeth and protecting your teeth from acidity. Our dental professionals at Aesthetics & Essentials Dental Group want you to understand the full benefits of fluoride,... Read more »