Routine Dental Cleaning? Here’s What to Expect!

Has it been awhile since you’ve been to the dentist? Unsure what a dental cleaning entails? Well, no need to worry, as we are here to guide you through the steps involved in a routine dental checkup. First, do not be afraid; a dental checkup is to ensure your smile lasts a lifetime. At Smith … Read more

The Best Farmer’s Market Finds for Your Teeth

Get the Best for your Teeth in this Year’s Farmers Market! Farmers Market season is around the corner! Yes, it’s that time of the year when you get the chance to show-off the ‘fruits’ of your hard ‘labor’! Soon, you will be flocking to the market to reap the benefits of freshly-produced food. For those … Read more

Ways to Protect Your Teeth on St. Patrick’s Day

It’s that time of year again and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re planning on spending your holiday celebrating with friends and enjoying the festivities, be sure to think about the potential consequences of your actions when it comes to your oral health. With alcohol playing such a large role during … Read more

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Thanksgiving

In many homes, Thanksgiving is an all-day event that consists mostly of eating. Most people will eat a large feast early in the afternoon, followed by grazing on sweets and leftovers the rest of the day. While much of what you consume that day will be delicious, most of it will not be good for … Read more

5 Tooth Friendly Vegetables to Eat this Fall

At Smith Family Dentistry, our patients ask us all the time how the they can improve their oral health at home. Aside from the normal recommendations like brushing and flossing regularly, we always tell them that what they eat directly affects their oral health. It makes sense if you think about it, because all of … Read more

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Anxiety is common. And if you suffer from anxiety or fear the dentist, you’re probably skipping out on visits, which is causing more harm to your mouth and body than you think. Millions of Americans avoid the dentist because they fear pain. An estimated 75 million people in the United States live with some type … Read more

Treat Cavities and Improve Your Oral Health

What you eat, how well you take care of your teeth and many more choices are what can affect your teeth the most. Heredity can also play a role in how susceptible your teeth may be to decay. And while cavities might typically be more common among children, adults are also at risk. With proper … Read more

3 reasons to get an oral cancer screening

Oral cancer is scary (as are all cancers). It has been shown that oral cancers have a five-year survival rate that is as low as 60 percent. We understand that is scary to think about, so it is important to protect yourself by getting checked for the disease today. To help, here are the top … Read more

Tooth sensitivity: When hot is too hot and cold is too cold

Do your teeth ever hurt when you eat soup or drink hot tea? What about when you eat ice cream or drink cold lemonade? When this occurs, you might be experiencing tooth sensitivity, which is characterized by a tingly feeling or a pinch of pain that affects all your teeth or just certain areas. Pain … Read more

It’s Important to Visit Your Family Dentist Twice a Year

Why do we have to visit our family dentist twice a year? You might be scratching your head and wondering why you might have to when you aren’t experiencing any pain, so let us take the guesswork out of it. Here are some reasons why you will benefit from visiting your family dentist at least … Read more