The “tooth” about Root Canals.

Nobody looks forward to root canal treatment; in fact, many people would rather risk their good oral health than agree to the procedure. Unfortunately, this reaction is often related to a negative experience with a root canal that someone had decades ago. However, everything about dentistry, from comfort to technology and techniques, has improved dramatically…

What is TMJ ?

You may not think about your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) much, but you use them a lot. The joints connect your jawbone to your skull. Your TMJ springs into action each time you talk, chew and swallow. TMJ disorders occur when something goes wrong with your jaw joints and jaw muscles. Oftentimes, this happens because of a jaw injury,…

Unwrapping the truth on CANDY

By now, you’ve probably heard that candy is bad for your teeth. If you haven’t, we envy the way you coolly and unapologetically eat a Snicker’s bar. As dentists, we can’t do that. We know exactly what happens once we put that yummy candy bar in our mouth. What happens when you eat that piece…

Smiling…The natural stress reducer.

We all know that too much stress in our lives can wreak havoc on our health, disrupting nearly every system in our body. Stress can lead to high blood pressure, an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, and even accelerated aging. To remedy this, many people turn to yoga, meditation, stress counseling, or frequent…

Creating Good Oral Habits and Healthy Eating for Children

The healthy habits we learn when we are young tend to stick with us throughout life. Good oral health care is one of the most important of these. That’s why it’s crucial to introduce children to brushing and flossing in a way that makes it fun and gives them a sense of accomplishment. Putting Kids…

How to care for your Crown

Dental crowns are a common part of smile restoration, as they can be used to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken, or damaged by decay. They are also very easy to care for at home. If you look after your dental crowns according to the following instructions, they could last for many years or…

Teeth Whitening: an easy way to transform your smile.

What does it take to change the way you look? Weeks and months at the gym? Expensive trips to a trendy salon? What about a trip to Beachview Family Dental for teeth whitening? You may not love going to the dentist, but you will love the results when they help you find the best way…

Electric toothbrush vs Manual toothbrush

Brushing your teeth is the foundation of good oral care and prevention. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective at removing oral plaque that causes decay and disease. Let’s take a look at some the pro’s and con’s for both electric and manual toothbrushes.     Manual Toothbrush Pros…

Are you more prone to cavities?

You brush and floss daily and don’t snack on sugary treats, yet you’ve had your fair share of cavities. Your friend, on the other hand, is lax with the dental hygiene and lives on energy drinks and junk food, yet rarely has a cavity. What gives? Cavities, which result from a disease process called dental…