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Now that you’re an adult, do you still need to drink milk for healthy teeth?

You probably remember back when you were a kid and your parents told you to drink your milk so that you would have beautiful teeth and healthy bones when you grew up. And now that you have kids of your own, you probably tell them the same thing. But what about you? Should you be pouring yourself […]

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What You Need To Know About Cavities

Have you been told that you have a cavity? In its early stages, a cavity may not even be causing you pain, and since you didn’t even realize it was there until your dentist told you, you may wonder why you should even bother doing something about it. However, although cavities start small, they can become […]

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Should you be using charcoal toothpaste?

Products with natural ingredients are all the rage nowadays, and people have different reasons for using them. For instance, maybe you are thinking about using a charcoal toothpaste because the top national brands with mint flavoring irritate your mouth, or maybe you have heard that charcoal toothpaste is a great way to whiten teeth. Or maybe […]

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Probably not, but now that you do, it is a good reminder to take a look at your oral health care routine to make sure that you are doing all you can to take care of your mouth and gums. Here are a few things to keep […]

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Is sedation dentistry right for you?

Some people are a bit anxious when they have to go to the dentist, and some people are downright terrified. But seeing your dentist regularly is important for healthy teeth and gums, and to avoid some of the very things you might fear the most, such as having to get dental implants! Thankfully, sedation dentistry is […]

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Preventing Canker Sores

Dr. Samuel Jirik and his staff want you to have healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. But if you are prone to canker sores, you may not want to smile much. You know canker sores are annoying and painful, but are they something you should worry about? What are canker sores? Canker sores are different than […]

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Treat Your TMJ, Not Just Your Symptoms

If you have TMJ, there are a few things your dentist can recommend to help you – but you may think that it is just easier to take an over-the-counter pain medication whenever the pain flares up. However, you should know that depending on medication all of the time instead of treating your TMJ can do harm […]

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Things You Should Know About Your Dental Health (But Might Not)

Healthy teeth and gums are an important part of life – but your oral health may not be at the forefront of your mind. You know about brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist for cleanings to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful, but there are also some other things you should know about your dental health! […]

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Stock Up on These Soft Foods for Your Dental Procedure

Are you due for a dental procedure, such as a tooth removal, a dental implant, or some gum work? It is a good idea to prepare ahead, so that afterward you can go home, rest, and recover, without wondering what you should eat. A list of soft foods You probably don’t need to be told after […]

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Eliminating Gaps Between Teeth

Do you have a gap between your teeth? Is it something that you’ve always been self-conscious about? You don’t have to be self-conscious anymore – your dentist has a few different options for you to choose from to close up that gap! Veneers Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that fit on teeth. They are tough, […]

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