Stay Away From These Brushing Habits

If you want a top-notch brushing routine (which is very important to have), then you need to avoid the bad brushing habits. It’s true, there are brushing habits that can do more harm than good. If you avoid those bad habits, you can properly and effectively care for your teeth... Read more »

Little Tricks That Can Help Your Smile

Did you know there are little things you can do each day to improve the health of your smile? Well, it’s true. In addition to keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting your dentist, Dr. Tim Garofolo, every six months, there are tricks you can use to keep your teeth... Read more »

What Can I Do About Chronic Dry Mouth?

Xerostomia is the medical name for what is commonly referred to as dry mouth--when you do not produce the proper amount of saliva. A normal adult should generate around 3 pints of saliva each day, and it plays an important role in your overall health. Enzymes in saliva help digest... Read more »

Tooth Safety: Which Foods Are Damaging Your Smile?

Healthy teeth and gums don't happen by accident. We all need to brush and floss every day to remove harmful plaque and see our dental team to remove hardened plaque, called tartar. We also need to protect our teeth from those things that can harm them, and that includes the... Read more »

How Do We Apply Dental Sealants?

Oral sealants, the thin coatings that protect against cavity-causing bacteria, can be a great investment: what better to invest in than your health? Lots of our patients have asked us about how tooth sealants are installed. Here is a little bit of info for you if you have been thinking... Read more »

Choosing Toothpaste

Your toothpaste tube is empty. It’s time to restock on toothpaste. However, you don’t know how to choose the best toothpaste. Our dentist and team are happy to give you some tips about the different types of toothpastes available and some general things to look for. Overall, we encourage you... Read more »

Consistent Oral Hygiene Practices Are Critical for Gum Disease and Cavity Prevention

Bacterial deposits and residual food material that isn’t cleared away from your mouth on a regular basis can significantly bolster the amount of plaque in your mouth. In time, this could harden into tartar which promotes gum disease, while also increasing the presence of plaque acids that contribute to worsening... Read more »

A Few Notes Pertaining to Cosmetic Dentistry

Is your holiday smile shining as much as you would like? If not, would you like to greatly improve your smile without years of treatments and therapy? If so, cosmetic dentistry can help restore and repair problems in your smile and give you a look you deserve. Whether it's a... Read more »

How to Treat Your Sore Teeth After a Dental Treatment

Whether you repaired your teeth with dental fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges, or other dental restorations, you might experience soreness after the appointment. This is nothing to be concerned about and it’s quite normal. To help you treat and relieve your sore teeth, our dentist, Dr. Tim Garofolo, is happy... Read more »

What are Good Reasons for Flossing My Teeth?

Many people skip flossing even though is a vital task in the oral hygiene routine. That is very unfortunate, because flossing is very important for strong oral health and a healthy smile. It’s time to make flossing a priority if you’re one of these people. Our dentist, Dr. Tim Garofolo,... Read more »