Giving in to Dental Phobia Can Have Serious Consequences

There are a few common misconceptions between dental anxiety and dental phobia. Dental anxiety is a recognized psychological condition where a person experiences heighten stress during basic dental procedures. An individual that suffers from dental phobia often feels a strong and unreasoning fear of visiting the dentist at all. Dr. Groover offers some basic considerations… Read more »

Keep an Eye Out for Symptoms of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer

Research published by the American Dental Association states that 1 out of every 92 adults will develop some form of oral or pharyngeal cancer at some point in their life. Even though the average age of onset is 62 years old, increased risk factors such as a family history of oral cancer, tobacco use and… Read more »

Preventing Cavities and Sensitivity Problems with Fluoride Treatmen

The acidic foods and beverages and the bacteria in your mouth can gradually weaken the integrity of your tooth enamel. If you’ve had issues with tooth decay, tooth sensitivity or weakened tooth enamel, your dentist might recommend receiving a fluoride treatment at the end of your regular dental checkup. In order to administer the fluoride… Read more »

Finding the Right Teeth Whitening Products

If your smile has been dulled and stained by dark foods and beverages, tobacco use, or the effects of age, you might be left feeling self-conscious in social situations. This leads many people to contact Dr. to explore their options for a brighter, whiter smile. Regardless of the degree of staining, you should always consult… Read more »

The Instructions on How to Floss Your Child’s Teeth

Do you wish there was an instruction manual on how to floss your child’s smile? If so, Dr. and our team are more than happy to give you exactly what you’re looking for! Flossing is an extremely beneficial oral hygiene technique that needs to be performed at least once a day. So, to help you… Read more »

Applying Dental Sealants

As your child grows their 20 primary teeth, come out as part of a natural process to make room for their 32 permanent, adult teeth. Molars and premolars, tend to emerge from the gums in early adolescence. For many people, the occlusal or biting surface of these back teeth often have deep pits, fissures and… Read more »

What Could Be Causing Your Toothache?

Have you ever drank something cold and felt a sudden, shooting pain? As you probably know, having a toothache is a miserable experience and is something you want to prevent and avoid. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to fight and prevent toothaches. Toothaches can be caused by a variety of problems…. Read more »

What Should I Look for When Choosing Toothpaste?

According to the American Dental Association, a truly effective daily oral hygiene routine starts by brushing and flossing your teeth twice each day. When brushing your teeth, you should use a soft bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. Toothpaste not only improves the brush’s ability to remove food particles and plaque from the surfaces of your teeth,… Read more »

How to Deal With Canker Sores

If you are currently experiencing the annoying, painful, and inconvenient effects of a canker sore, our team has some tips for you. Canker sores are red ulcers that grow in your mouth and make talking and eating painful and difficult. The ulcers generally come in groups and they can be large or small. The sores… Read more »

Spruce up Your Smile with a Spring Checkup

It’s already March which means spring is on the way! This time of year heralds the start of new beginnings as we shed the weight of winter and move back into a lighter phase of living. And one of the best ways you can “spring clean” your health and revitalize your teeth and gums this… Read more »