What Are Veneers And How Do They Work?

March 15th, 2019
beautiful smile

Learn about the benefits of veneers and how they work.

Are you unhappy with the way your teeth look in photographs? If so, you are not alone. In fact, a 2015 study found that 80% of people think their teeth look bad in pictures. While braces are the right option for some people to help fix issues with their smile, they aren’t the right solution for those who want bigger and brighter teeth. Veneers are an excellent option for this, so let’s take a look at what veneers are and how they work! Read the rest of this entry »

What Is The Best Age For Kids To Get Braces?

March 8th, 2019
Learn when is the best age for your child to get braces.

Learn when is the best age for your child to get braces.

Did you know that the need for braces goes behind the noticeable crooked or misaligned teeth? You may not be able to tell if your child needs braces just by looking at their teeth, which is why an orthodontic evaluation is an essential part of kids’ dental care. Every child is different and may need braces at a different time in their life, but this evaluation can help you determine the best age for your child’s specific situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Preparing For Your First Visit To A New Dentist

March 1st, 2019
Dentist with Child

Check out these tips on how to prepare for your first visit to a new dentist.

Whether you move to a new location or decide to switch dental offices, it’s important to know what to expect when visiting a new dentist for the first time. Regular dental check-ups are a crucial part of keeping your mouth and body healthy, and it’s essential to provide your dentist with all the information they need. Continue reading for a few tips on how to prepare for your first visit to a new dentist. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Does Flossing Hurt My Gums and Teeth?

February 22nd, 2019
f Learn why flossing may be hurting your gums or teeth.

Learn why flossing may be hurting your gums or teeth.

Your dentist always tells you how important flossing is to your oral care routine, but do you experience pain every time you try to floss? Flossing has many advantages, such as preventing gum disease, but many people decide to skip the easy step because it hurts. Continue reading to learn why flossing may be hurting your gums and teeth, and how to floss without pain! Read the rest of this entry »

Difference Between Alcohol-Based and Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

February 15th, 2019
Learn about the difference between alcohol-based and alcohol-free mouthwash.

Learn about the difference between alcohol-based and alcohol-free mouthwash.

While you may not give much thought to your mouthwash, it’s an important part of your oral care routine, and you should know the difference between alcohol-based and alcohol-free mouthwash. Alcohol-free mouthwashes offer a more comfortable cleaning experience, as well as many health benefits! Continue reading to learn more about the two types of mouthwash. Read the rest of this entry »

What Is Periodontitis?

February 8th, 2019
Learn about the symptoms and types of periodontitis.

Learn about the symptoms and types of periodontitis.

Periodontitis is a gum infection that causes damage to the soft tissue and destroys the done that supports teeth, and can result in loose teeth or even tooth loss. You may have heard that periodontitis is common, but the good news is that it is very preventable with proper oral hygiene. At Affinity Dental, our staff periodontist provides specialized care to patients when needed. Read the rest of this entry »

What Can I Do About My Tooth Sensitivity?

February 1st, 2019
Learn a few ways you can treat your tooth sensitivity.

Learn a few ways you can treat your tooth sensitivity.

Do you suffer from tooth sensitivity to sweet, cold, or hot food and drinks? If so, you aren’t alone- over three million Americans have pain when eating things like ice cream or sugary treats. While there are a few treatments for tooth sensitivity, it’s important to talk to your dentist as soon as possible to get advice on what will work best for your teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath In Children

January 25th, 2019
Learn about three surprising causes of bad breath in children.

Learn about three surprising causes of bad breath in children.

Although you make sure your child is brushing their teeth every night and morning, you may still notice that they often have bad breath. While brushing teeth is an essential part of a healthy oral care routine, it is not always enough to stop bad breath. Continue reading for a few surprising causes of bad breath in children and how to prevent them. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Tips For Brushing Your Child’s Teeth

January 18th, 2019
All parents should know these three tips for brushing children’s teeth.

All parents should know these three tips for brushing children’s teeth.

Oral care is important for people of all ages, including your young kids! Even though your children will lose their baby teeth at some point, it’s essential to practice healthy oral care habits from an early age. Continue reading to learn a few crucial tips for brushing your child’s teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Common Dental Myths and The Truth Behind Them

January 11th, 2019
Learn about the truth behind three common dental myths.

Learn about the truth behind three common dental myths.

You may have heard a few statements about the dentist and oral health that are simply untrue, and it’s important to have all the facts! Continue reading to learn about a few common dental myths you may have heard and the truth behind these statements. Read the rest of this entry »