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 you, we’re happy to list… 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 you know which toothbrush is… 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 keeps your smile healthy and… 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 is an autoimmune disorder in… 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 to certain dental health problems…. 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 of trapping food in your… Read more »

The Importance of Tooth Extraction

Determining Severity Teeth are usually pulled because of disease, trauma, or crowding. Some diseases usually require extraction. These include a gum infection, the bite on the tooth, muscular spasms, and an infection of the facial nerves, otherwise known as Trigeminal Neuralgia. Determining the severity of the tooth infection helps to determine whether or not an… Read more »

Simpson Dental Associates Welcomes the Cone Beam 3D Extraoral Imaging System

Simpson Dental Associates is pleased to introduce the Cone Beam 3D Extraoral Imaging System or the CS 9000, for short. Our new CS 9000 is a state-of-the-art dental X-ray machine that emits a beam shaped like a cone, as opposed to the fan shape of conventional CT machines. CT stands for “computed tomography,” which simply… Read more »