The Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush

Do you use an electric toothbrush?  Here are the benefits of using one:   Electric brushes provide a more thorough cleaning. Electric brush bristles are proven to remove more plaque than a manual toothbrush. You brush longer with an electric brush. Most electric...

Understanding the Two Types of Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a procedure in which Dr. Brenegan removes gum tissue to expose a greater amount of the tooth. This is done by separating the gums from the teeth using small incisions around the gums. This allows him to have access to the tooth structures. Once...

Good Nutrition and A Healthy Mouth

People know how important brushing and flossing are to healthy teeth, but choosing what you eat matters too! Good nutrition plays an important role in maintaining teeth and gums. Here are some vitamins and minerals found in natural sources that can help:  ...

Do You Need an Occlusal Guard?

  If you have sensitive teeth, chips in your teeth, or loose teeth you may be suffering from bruxism.  Bruxism is excessive teeth grinding or clenching. It can happen while you are awake or while sleeping. Bruxism can cause teeth to chip or break. It also can...

February is Heart Health Month!

  Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States. Did you know that if you have gum disease (also called periodontal disease) you may also be at risk for heart disease?     The connection is bacteria! An overgrowth of bacteria in your mouth...