Is Brushing Your Teeth Enough?

blonde woman brushing teeth at sinkFor as long as most of us can remember, we’ve been admonished to brush our teeth at least twice a day, or after every meal if possible. The logic is sound; not brushing your teeth often enough will allow bacteria to accumulate into plaque, which coats the surfaces of your mouth, teeth, and gums. There are over 600 different identifiable kinds of oral bacteria, and when they’re excessively present in your mouth, you’re at a greater risk of developing serious oral health issues. Still, brushing your teeth is only a part of a good oral hygiene routine. If you neglect the rest of it, you are still at risk for oral health problems, even if you brush your teeth three or four times a day. (more…)

A Dentist for Your Whole Family

happy family brushing their teethWhile most of your dental care occurs at home with your toothbrush and floss, you need your dentist to make sure your hygiene routine works, or to prescribe an appropriate treatment if it doesn’t. Yet, finding a dentist that can provide excellent care for every member of your family might not be as simple as finding one for yourself. Besides the fact that everyone’s smile is different, the meaning of dental care can change depending on a number of factors, including the age of the patient. At Waterstone, our team of dental professionals is well-trained, well-experienced, and well-equipped to provide high-quality dental care to your entire family. (more…)