Understanding Oral Health Care

By treating your smile properly, you can make sure that it can continue to work effectively for the rest of your life. Not only do you need to make sure that you are brushing and flossing effectively, but you need to have a plan in place so that all your... Read more »

Treatments for Your Smile: Oral Cancer Screenings

Are you familiar with the symptoms of oral cancer? Because oral cancer is such a deadly disease, it is important to make sure it is found as soon as possible. Every single year in the United States, over 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers. Of those... Read more »

What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath, also called “halitosis,” can be embarrassing. There are many causes for halitosis, which can range from the mild to the very serious. If you struggle with chronic bad breath, read on! First, assess your dental hygiene. Are you brushing twice a day, for a full two minutes each... Read more »

Interdental Cleaning Alternatives to Flossing

We all know to brush our teeth, twice a day, for two minutes each session. We know that brushing removes plaque from teeth, keeping them healthy and strong, so we brush. But when it comes to flossing, some of us struggle to keep the habit. Why? Lets review the hows... Read more »

Natural Ways to Relieve Dental Anxiety

Who would choose to go to the dentist if instead, they could lay out on a beach in Hawaii? It turns out that imagining such things while you are sitting in the dentist’s chair can help reduce your dental anxiety. Many people feel anxious when it comes to the dentist.... Read more »

A Damaged Tooth Needs Professional Treatment

Your teeth play a very important role in biting, chewing, and breaking down food for digestion. Sometimes the tooth enamel or the tooth itself can be compromised by grinding your teeth, chewing on on ice, hard foods pens or other objects, or by a blow to your mouth. Even if... Read more »

A Previously Extracted Tooth Might Need to Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

A total dental extraction is often the last form of treatment offered to address a severely decayed or damaged tooth. This often involves suturing the gums followed by a course of prescription pain medication. If there are concerns about a dental abscess of periodontal infection, Dr. Terence Lau might also... Read more »

Take Care of Your Toothbrush This Holiday Season

The holidays are a great time to give gifts and to appreciate the people around us. As you prepare to stuff stockings or do that Secret Santa at work, consider giving the gift of good oral health-- get them a toothbrush! Toothbrushes need to be replaced every 3-4 months--sooner if... Read more »

If You Have an Infected Tooth, You May Need Root Canal Treatment

Tooth enamel is the toughened mineral covering on your teeth that covers the dentin, a second layer of the teeth designed to protect the tooth pulp. Your tooth pulp houses the connective tissues, the blood vessels, and the nerves in your teeth. If dental pulp becomes infected, Dr. Terence Lau... Read more »

Cleaning Your Dentures

If you are getting dentures, you may think that your days of brushing your teeth have come to an end. But the fact is that while the way you clean your teeth will in fact change, you will still need to brush. You may find that brushing your dentures easier... Read more »