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Do It Yourself Extractions

Do It Yourself Extractions

How do you pull your teeth? After 25 plus years in dentistry.  I have heard of many innovative methods of baby tooth removal.  Our dentist’s, Dr Richins’, first experience was when his father placed a string on his tooth and a doorknob.  His...
Laser that Canker Sore – Update

Laser that Canker Sore – Update

Last year we publised an article about using a laser to treat canker sores.  Last month we had a patient who was struggling with them and he came to us. This is his story: Warning, this tale is not for the weak of heart. Imagine taking a small drink of water and...
One Clever Tooth Fairy

One Clever Tooth Fairy

We love the Tooth Fairy.  It seems there are many different Fairy traditions all over the world.  In some countries kids will throw their lower teeth on the roof and their upper teeth on the ground to encourage the new permanent teeth to grow in that...
Lasers in Dentistry – Laser that Canker Sore!

Lasers in Dentistry – Laser that Canker Sore!

 Why do we get canker sores and how long do they last? Canker Sores can come from a variety of different things: citric fruits, nuts, stress, biting your cheek, cutting your gums, or spicy foods have been known to cause canker sores.  They can hurt for 7 to 10 days...
How do you brush your teeth?

How do you brush your teeth?

Did you know that February is Children’s Dental Health Month? Our Hygienest- Kassy,  and Chelsea went to visit a Kindergarten class in the area.  They were able to talk to with the kids about proper brushing and flossing.  Chelsea made teeth models out of...
10 Biggest Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

10 Biggest Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Are your teeth tender? From acidic foods to certain toothpastes, a number of culprits could be to blame. You brush with too much gusto. Sometimes tooth sensitivity comes from brushing with too much force or with too hard-bristled a toothbrush.  Over time,...