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Important Information for Maintaining a Healthy Smile!


Blog - My Family Dental - blogo1Maintaining excellent oral health is vital to maintaining your overall health.

At My Family Dental Center, we want to make sure our patients know how to keep their smiles in great condition for years to come. So, if you want to help ensure years of great news at your regular dental check-ups, be sure to read our posts!


Why Do I Need To Floss Every Day?

Have you ever wondered why dentists and other health professionals encourage flossing every day? Here are the reasons! 1. Your Teeth Have More Than a Front and a Back When it comes to making your teeth look good, the focus is often on the...

What Foods Are Bad For Your Teeth?

  You probably already know that sticky candy you can barely even chew is really bad for your teeth. But do you think that you only have to worry about sweets? Take a look at some other foods that are, surprisingly, less than friendly to...

Tips For Managing Dental Anxiety

One of the most common reasons people avoid the dentist is fear. At My Family Dental, we understand that, and the last thing we want is for your anxiety to keep you from making an appointment. Your dental health is extremely important to us,...

3 Facts About Dental Implants

Having missing or ugly teeth makes a person feel self-conscious. It can make it difficult to feel comfortable going out in public. Fortunately, dental implants can help anyone have a beautiful smile and feel ready to face the world! If...

What Is A Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a type of cap that is placed over a tooth. It restores a damaged tooth’s size, strength and improves the appearance of the tooth. The crown is cemented onto the remaining part of the tooth to cover the visible portion...

What Kinds Of Toothpaste Should I Use?

Deciding the type of toothpaste to use can be difficult. The following is a short guide to help you select the perfect toothpaste for you. Organic Organic toothpaste is excellent for the health conscious, children and those with...

The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings

Good oral hygiene is important if you want to have a perfect smile and stay healthy! That is why regular teeth cleaning should never be overlooked. While brushing and flossing help, dental visits are very important. The Importance of...

Why Flossing is Good for Your Teeth

For many patients, the most terrifying aspect of any checkup - more frightening, even, than a Stephen King novel - is that moment when the dentist says: "You haven't been flossing, have you?" You know you should do it, but...

What Happens if You Don't Treat a Cavity?

What words come to mind when you hear "dentist appointment"? Amazing fun? Thrilling? Super exciting? We didn't think so, and we don't take it personally! But we hope you understand how important it is for you to...

Maintaining Good Dental Care Habits

Proper dental care habits will increase the life of your teeth and help eliminate the headaches a dental visit can bring. In addition to visiting the dentist twice a year for a cleaning, here are steps you can take to maintain good a healthy...

Home Care Instructions After Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is usually the result of tooth decay, trauma to the tooth or because of overcrowding. While your dentist will advise you of the exact regimen you need to follow following a tooth extraction, there are some tips to make the recovery...

How Do Cavities Form?

A cavity forms in a tooth through a natural process in the mouth that breaks down the hard surface covering the tooth called enamel.  When the enamel weakens, it leaves the tooth vulnerable to decay.  The ongoing decay of enamel leads...

How to be a Better Flosser

Flossing is an important part of your oral health care regime. No matter how you floss, you're doing the right thing if you take the time to carry out this job every day. Follow the tips below to make sure you're getting the most out...

How Long Does Professional Teeth Whitening Last?

Have you ever seen that cartoon hero who, whenever he smiles, reveals a set of teeth so bright, so clean, so dazzling and with a sparkle so bright that passersby practically need sunglasses? Chances are good that guy just had his...

At What Age Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

What are Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in the rear of your mouth. Typically, they are the last teeth to grow in, usually arriving between the ages of 17 and 25. Since they come so late -- often after your...

Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ

The wisdom teeth, often referred to as the third molars, are the final teeth to come in. While some people never have problem with their wisdom teeth, others have issues that require their removal. Here’s a look at some of the...

When Should Your Child First Visit the Dentist?

Many children in the United States don't have their first dental appointment until they are well into toddlerhood. However, waiting until over two years of age is later than the professionals recommend. The answer to "when to take my...
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