Choosing the Best Toothbrush

Finding the right toothbrush can be pretty overwhelming. With electric toothbrushes and manual toothbrushes found in all shapes and sizes, how do you know which option would be the safest and healthiest for your dental hygiene? In truth, there are some toothbrushes out there that are better than others. Some toothbrushes can even create unwanted […]

How Do Cavities Form?

Everyone is taught that cavities are dangerous for your oral health, and that hygiene is the best way to fight and prevent them. But how much do you really know about the science of cavities, and the way they affect our teeth? We wanted to spend some time discussing the process of cavities forming on […]

Different Parts of the Teeth

Recently we discussed the different types of teeth, and the different functions they serve for your oral health. This time, we wanted to narrow the scope and look at the anatomy of individual teeth. You’ve heard of enamel, roots, crowns, and other parts of your teeth, but nonetheless, we wanted to spend some time describing […]

What is Laser Dentistry?

The one constant in dentistry is that new technologies are always replacing outdated ones. While it can be challenging to keep up with these technological advances, it’s undoubtedly worthwhile, so long as these new gadgets can help make people’s smiles healthier and more beautiful. Laser dentistry is one of the newest dental technologies out there, […]

The Advantages of Dental Implants

Nowadays, there are more treatments to replace missing teeth than ever before. That’s a good thing, because as we’ve discussed in the past, it’s very important to your oral health to replace missing teeth! Dental implants are the newest form of restorative treatment, and they offer a few advantages that other treatments do not. As […]

Different Types of Teeth

Have you ever wondered why you have so many different types of teeth? We know they help us chew, but in fact, they serve a variety of lesser-known purposes as well. That being said, we wanted to spend some time highlighting the different types of teeth and they do! At Spring Valley Dental Care, we […]

Why It’s Important to Replace Missing Teeth

It might surprise you to learn that nearly half of American adults are missing at least one tooth. While losing adult teeth can be embarrassing, most people don’t realize that it can also be quite dangerous for your oral health. When you neglect to replace lost teeth, problems can occur for your gums, your oral […]

The History of the Toothbrush

The toothbrush as we know it today is a useful tool, capable of fighting off plaque, cavities and gum disease. You can choose between advanced bristle technology, electric brushes, and find an array of bristle strength to match your exact needs. But have you ever wondered what the toothbrush was like one hundred years ago? […]

7 Tips to Prevent White Spots after Braces

As a dental patient with braces, you need to be extra thorough in your oral hygiene routine to effectively prevent issues during your orthodontic treatment. One common issue among patients is developing white spots throughout treatment with braces. Typically due to poor oral care, these white spots will alter the appearance of your straightened teeth, […]

What is Dental Anxiety?

While most dental visits are simple and pain free, plenty of patients still suffer from dental anxiety. Also known as odontophobia, dental anxiety often causes patients to skip appointments, whether it be out of fear, a negative experience in the past, or any other factor. Regardless of the reason, skipping dental appointments will only lead […]

Why You Should Avoid DIY Teeth Whitening

In the last decade, the DIY teeth whitening market has blossomed into a massive industry. Each and every product you’ll find promises a quick and hassle-free path to whiter teeth. While in many cases these claims might be true, there’s also a number of dangers that come along with at-home teeth whitening. At Spring Valley […]

Invisalign Myths

With all the treatment options available for misaligned teeth, it’s more important than ever to do your research, so that you can choose the best option to fit your needs. But even then, you’ll have to mull through myriad myths and falsities surrounding these treatments, which might make it difficult to know which treatment is […]

Oral Cancer Screenings: Get One Today!

If you’re between the ages of 25 and 50, you should consider getting an oral cancer screening at your next dental appointment. Screenings are quick and easy, and they could potentially save you from the damaging effects of oral cancer. Though oral cancer was once thought to mostly affect older men with a history of […]

A Guide to Avoiding Toothbrushing Mistakes

There’s no denying the importance of brushing your teeth. The practice has long been the most effective way to keep teeth clean and avoid tooth decay. Having said that, you could actually be making some crucial toothbrushing mistakes, causing more harm to your teeth than protection. Simply put, brushing is always important, but brushing properly […]

5 Health Benefits of Clean Teeth

Anytime you visit the dentist, you’re told how important brushing and flossing are to the health of your teeth. It’s true. Everyone needs to brush and floss twice a day to combat tooth decay and keep their gums healthy. For those of you who struggle to maintain a proper oral health routine, here’s a little […]

Odd Ways to Maintain Oral Health

When it comes to combating bacteria and avoiding tooth decay, brushing and flossing regularly have always been key factors in doing so. In other words, brushing and flossing are absolutely necessary in protecting your teeth and gums from damage. While these are the most effective ways to maintain oral health, you can actually try a […]

How Brushing Your Tongue Fights Bacteria | Spring Valley Dental

It’s no secret that brushing and flossing are crucial when it comes to eliminating bacteria from our mouths. However, most patients aren’t aware that brushing your tongue is also an important part of promoting great oral hygiene. Of course, brushing and flossing surely help remove bacteria, though these two tasks alone aren’t enough. In fact, […]

Top 3 Benefits of Invisalign Braces | Spring Valley Dental Care

The advantages Invisalign braces present over their traditional counterpart are plentiful, yet a few in particular contribute to Invisalign’s growing popularity. Metal braces are known to cause discomfort in patients. All the while, metal braces restrict these patients from eating a variety of foods. Additionally, braces can require constant care, and damage to the appliances […]

Why You Should be Concerned about Toothaches

We all know the discomfort toothaches can present, but understanding how or why a toothache arises is extremely important. Though they are quite common, toothaches can often be a warning sign of a more serious oral health problem. Whether it’s something as simple as a cavity or a more serious issue such as infection, the […]

What Your Breath is Telling You

Everyone deals with bad breath from time to time, but bad breath isn’t always as simple as it seems. What you think might be the result of a previous meal could actually be a sign of something more serious, such as tooth decay or health conditions. This is why it’s important to keep a close […]