Professional Whitening: Your Questions Answered

Your smile is often the first thing that others notice about you. Perhaps it’s not surprising that professional whitening is one of the most common dental procedures across the country. If your teeth are stained or discolored, you may feel self-conscious when meeting new people. Or, you might find that you’re hiding your teeth while … Continued

Crowns vs. Bridges: What’s the Difference?

Tooth loss from injury, gum disease, or decay is incredibly common. As many as 69 percent of Americans will experience at least one missing or damaged tooth by the time they reach their forties. If you think missing or damaged teeth only affect your smile, think again: damaged teeth are much more than a cosmetic … Continued

Am I Grinding My Teeth at Night? Signs and Symptoms

Have you ever been concentrating on something, maybe at work or school, and suddenly noticed that you were grinding your teeth? Have you ever woken up with a sore mouth and jaw? If so, you’re probably one of the many people out there suffering from some form of bruxism – aka teeth grinding. Don’t panic: … Continued

Oral Hygiene 101: The Best Toothbrush for Your Baby

The moment a baby’s first tooth appears, parents have (another) very big job: teaching their little one proper oral hygiene. The lessons they teach in those early years will help their child take care of his or her smile for the rest of their life – so it’s important to make sure the kids get … Continued

Toothbrush Care 101: How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush?

Here at Valley Dental Care, we know that the best oral care is preventative care. With proper oral hygiene, you can prevent cavities, gum disease, and several other dental problems. If you ask us, PREVENTING these conditions is much better than TREATING them! At-home oral hygiene is the key to preventing tooth decay and plaque … Continued