Entries by Tom

5 Things about Laughing Gas You Need to Know

Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is a safe and commonly used sedative in dentistry. It helps patients feel relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures without putting them to sleep. Administered through a mask, it induces feelings of euphoria and lightness, making the dental experience more pleasant for patients of all ages. Laughing Gas […]

Oil Pulling: TikTok Myth or Dentist’s Dream?

Oil pulling has gained traction in recent years as a natural remedy for oral health, mostly because of the recent slew of TikTok enthusiasts touting its effectiveness. Their testimonies can claim it cures it all, from whitening teeth to detoxifying the body. But what does modern dentistry have to say about this age-old practice? History […]

10 Foods & Drinks with Surprising Oral Health Benefits

If you think that maintaining good oral health means giving up all your favorite foods and drinks, think again! There are actually several foods and drinks that can have surprising oral health benefits. My favorite foods & drinks with oral health benefits Cheese Did you know that eating cheese can actually help protect your teeth […]

Ditch Your Mouthwash… and Other Tips for Fresh Breath!

Do you find yourself frequently reaching for gum or mints to mask your bad breath? If so, you’re not alone – bad breath, or halitosis, affects millions of people. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to address the issue. What causes bad breath? There are several possible causes of […]

8 Insider Secrets to Save Money at the Dentist

Maintaining good oral health is essential for a healthy and happy life. However, dental procedures can be expensive, and many people struggle to afford them. But there are several ways to save money on your oral health. Let’s discuss some tips that can help you save money while keeping your teeth healthy. Practice good oral […]

8 Ways to (Safely) Achieve a Whiter Smile

The question I get asked by far the most as a dentist is, “how can I get a whiter smile?” It honestly makes sense! Having a bright smile is something that most people desire, but it can SEEM daunting and even a bit elusive. So many questions… Do I need to get veneers for a […]