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Why Is Sugar Bad for Teeth?

Sugar doesn’t just widen your waistline—it’s also harmful for your teeth. You may have heard that it “rots” your teeth, which, without a proper oral healthcare routine, it can! Let's dive into just why sugar can be so bad for teeth… Is Sugar Itself Harmful For My Teeth? Not quite. Sugar is the perfect fuel for the plaque and bacteria on your teeth, however. Bacteria releases harmful acid when it breaks sugar down, and that acid is what can damage your tooth ... Read more

The Science of Dental Implants

As a child, losing a tooth is fun because you know you’ll grow an adult tooth in its place and, of course, receive a gift from the tooth fairy. But losing a tooth as an adult can be a major source of stress. After all, missing teeth can result in having difficulty chewing, talking, smiling, and it can cause your cheeks to sink in which will give you an older appearance. Thankfully with modern dentistry, there are a number of ... Read more

Give the Gift of Oral Health

Christmas may have come and gone, but there are plenty of other times throughout the year when you'll need to pick up a gift for someone. Whenever you're not sure what to buy your friends and loved ones as a present, you can’t go wrong with giving the gift of oral health. It’s healthy and won’t go to waste! Electric Toothbrush Dentists everywhere recommend electric toothbrushes because of their precise brushing capabilities and gentleness on gums. Not to mention, they’re pretty cool ... Read more

Why Do You Need Dental X-Rays?

You may be surprised that you get X-rays done at the beginning of your dental appointment. You may be asking yourself, “Isn’t the dentist going to take a look at my teeth anyway?” While that is of course true, X-rays offer a closer, more accurate look at your teeth and jaws so that your dentist can identify any underlying issues that aren't visible to the naked eye. Here’s why dental X-rays are so important: Issues that Dental X-Rays Can Reveal Dental X-rays are ... Read more

Halloween Candy FAQs

On October 31st, goblins, ghosts and ghouls of all ages will indulge in the seemingly endless supply of candy that Halloween brings. While we’re all for enjoying a few candy corn or chocolates, moderation is important! To help you and your family make informed decisions about your candy consumption during Halloween, we’ve put together a list of frequent questions that Dr. Yoon and the rest of our team receive from patients. Q: If I want healthy teeth, do I need to ... Read more
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