Are You Using Mouthwash Correctly?

Brushing only cleans about 25% of your mouth. In order to clean the remainder of it, you need to floss and use mouthwash as well. Since there are so many mouthwashes to choose from, it can make the decision about which one is best for you a little tough. We’re here to tell you how […]…read more »

Are you a Candidate for Veneers?

Veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry used to increase the appearance of your front teeth. They are a good alternative to crowns in many situations. If you are unhappy with your smile or have chipped and broken teeth, you could be a candidate for veneers. You may also be a candidate for veneers if […]…read more »

Tooth Filling 101 with Dr. Bruce Silva

What is a filling? A filling helps to restore a damaged tooth back to normal. When a dentist gives you a filling, the dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth, cleans it, and then fills that space with filling material. Fillings assist in preventing further decay to the tooth.   Figuring out what […]…read more »

Sparkling Waters Can Damage your Healthy Smile

If you drink flavored, sparkling water, you might want to cut back now. Plain water doesn’t do it for some of us but if you need lime or strawberry flavor in your drink, you’re risking some major damage to your teeth. Waters that are flavored contain citric acid, which essentially makes the water that you’re […]…read more »

Smoking and the Effects on your Teeth

Smoking is just as bad for your teeth and gums as it is for your health. Cigarettes leave stains on your teeth and your breath smelling foul. If left untreated, continuous smoking will require more than just brushing multiple times a day to remove the stains left behind by cigarettes.   According to the American […]…read more »

Causes and Solutions to Bad Breath

Halitosis, or bad breath, is a temporary issue for some people but can be an embarrassing problem for people who suffer from gum disease and poor dental hygiene. There are certain foods, bad habits, and other health conditions that cause bad breath but it can be improved with proper dental care. However, if your bad […]…read more »

Be Eco-Friendly While You Brush your Teeth

April 22, 2017 is Earth Day, which means it’s a chance for all of us to help spread environmental and climate literacy. At the office of Dr. Bruce Silva, every day is Earth Day because we practice “Green Dentistry.” This means we use only the safest and most environmentally sustainable dental practices. By doing this, […]…read more »

Healthy Gums, Healthy Pregnancy.

Gum disease affects everyone, even pregnant women and their unborn babies. It is likely that gum disease can trigger biological fluids that induce labor, causing the baby to be born too early and too small. Most women notice a difference in their teeth and gums during pregnancy. Gums may appear redder, swelled, and could bleed […]…read more »

We’re a Leader in “Green” Dentistry!

  What is Green Dentistry? Green Dentistry is a high-tech approach to reducing the environmental impact of traditional dental practices. Green Dentistry is good for the planet, good for our community, and good for business! So, what exactly are the main benefits of Green Dentistry? Reduces the amount of waste and pollution generated by a […]…read more »

It’s Time for Spring (Teeth) Cleaning!

  It’s that time of year again – time for some spring cleaning. As you plan on what to do and when to do it, why not include a visit to your dentist so that clean teeth and a healthy smile can be a part of making a fresh start this spring. If you’re at […]…read more »
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