How Aging Affects Oral Health

As we age, our bodies change and become more susceptible to health problems, and your teeth are no different. Here are some ways in which aging affects oral health. Cavities We mostly think of children getting cavities, but as you age you enter a second round of cavity prone years. One reason this affects older … Continued

How the Cold Affects Teeth Sensitivity

As durable as our teeth may be, they aren’t always exempt from tooth sensitivity due to cold temperatures. Our teeth are porous, and cold air causes them to contract and expand once they’re heated again. If your teeth are frequently exposed to sudden changes in temperature, they may develop tiny cracks over time. While these … Continued

Does Teeth Whitening Weaken Enamel?

A white smile can make you happier and more confident, but can teeth whitening actually ruin your smile over time? What Is Enamel? Enamel is the tough outer layer of your teeth. Although strong, it can get worn down by repeated exposure to acid, which can be found in foods and drinks such as citrus, … Continued

Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better?

Electric toothbrushes are certainly fancier than manual toothbrushes. But are they really more effective at cleaning your teeth? The Difference Between Electric & Manual Toothbrushes Manual toothbrushes have different types of bristles, like soft or hard, depending on your preference. Their design has evolved over the years, becoming more comfortable to grip and available in … Continued

Dental Hygiene in Other Countries

Dental hygiene practices aren’t the same worldwide. While it’s common in the United States to brush and floss your teeth twice a day and see a dentist twice a year, let’s take a look how other countries have addressed oral health. China The ancient Chinese were very advanced when it came to dental hygiene. In … Continued

Can You Extract Your Kid’s Baby Teeth Yourself?

Whether your child has a slightly loose tooth or their baby teeth are falling out too slowly, it’s tempting to want to remove baby teeth yourself. After all, they’re only temporary! But unless you’re a dentist, you shouldn’t even think about it. Extracting teeth without proper training or tools is not only painful for your … Continued

Accelerated Braces vs. Traditional Braces

Nowadays, there are many different types of orthodontia available. At Jones Creek Family Dentistry, we proudly provide accelerated orthodontics to our patients. But how do you know if that’s what’s best for you? We’ve broken down the pros and cons of accelerated and traditional braces to help you decide what will meet your needs. Accelerated … Continued

Is Organic Toothpaste Worth It?

What is organic toothpaste? You may know a bit about organic foods, but there is quite a selection of organic products on the market these days, too. Is there really a difference between organic and non-organic toothpaste? All-Natural Toothpaste Perhaps a better term for organic toothpaste is “all-natural”. Natural toothpaste provides the same benefits as … Continued

4 Simple Steps to Infant Dental Care

  As parents, we are the first teachers for our children, and they often mirror our approach to things in life. The same goes for our dental habits and starting with them as infants is key to a healthy beautiful smile.  Being a mother of two beautiful daughters- 4 years old and 10 months- and … Continued