Thumb Sucking, Pacifiers, and Your Child

Has anyone ever told you to avoid giving your child a pacifier at all costs? Has anyone told you that it’s dangerous to let your child suck their thumb? Have you ever worried about which of these claims are true, or about how you might be able to stop your... Read more »

Risks of At-home Teeth Whitening

How much would you be willing to spend to have a smile that makes a great first impression? Would you be willing to spend anything? If so, don’t worry: you aren’t alone. In fact, Americans spend more than 15 billion annually on in-office and over-the-counter teeth whitening. Nut I you’re... Read more »

Support Your Dentures With Dental Implants

You no longer have to deal with having your dentures fall out mid-sentence. At Simpson Dental Associates, we offer implant-supported dentures that will stay securely in your mouth as you chew food, chat with friends, and smile for family photos. Implant-supported dentures are a great option if you: Are missing... Read more »

Why You Should Improve Your Smile With Dental Veneers

When it comes to improving the appearance of your smile, dental veneers are a great option that should be considered. With their many advantages, you will have the smile you have always wanted for many years. The advantages of dental veneers include: • Their ability to provide a natural-looking appearance... Read more »

You Should Visit Your Dentist If . . .

Would you rush to your dentist if you cracked a tooth? What if you had a crippling toothache? Clearly, there are some situations where you should get to a dentist as quickly as possible. But, there are many lesser-known circumstances that you should make a dental visit for. To help... Read more »

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

5,000 years ago, people used bones, sticks, and even ivory to clean their teeth. Fortunately, toothbrushes have improved since then. Unfortunately, there are now dozens of toothbrushes to choose from, making it more difficult to choose the one that is best for you. With all of the options available, do... Read more »

Knowing How to Eat for a Healthy Smile

Our teeth are strong, reliable oral tools that are meant to last a lifetime, but that can quickly change if we don’t take great care of our pearly white chompers. In addition to attending our six month checkups and participating in a daily oral hygiene routine, eating the right foods... Read more »

10 Facts About Sjögren’s Syndrome

What is Sjögren’s syndrome? What are its symptoms? How does it affect oral health? Who is more likely to get it? How is it treated? The answers to these questions and more can be found within these 10 facts about Sjögren’s syndrome and how it affects the mouth. Sjögren’s syndrome... Read more »

Are You Expecting? Don’t Forget To Brush Your Teeth

There are many preparations to complete when you are pregnant: baby showers, ultrasounds, painting the nursery, visits to the doctor, buying diapers, etc. However, keeping good oral hygiene practices should be one of these preparations and here is why. Because of the changes to your body, you are more susceptible... Read more »

Tooth Care And Orthodontia: Brushing And Flossing

Tooth brushing and flossing becomes even more important when you have orthodontia. Braces create food traps that, if not regularly cleaned, can result in tooth decalcification, cavities, and gum disease. Here are some things you need to know about tooth care and orthodontia. How Often To Brush Since the risk... Read more »