Softball Behavior to Avoid

If you’re a softball player, you’re likely excited for the new season that is just beginning. Our dentist wishes you luck! One thing he encourages you to do while you’re swinging the bat, catching the ball and doing other softball-related things is to care for your smile. This is important because there are habits and behaviors involved with the sport... read more »

Don’t Let Enamel Erosion Take Over Your Smile

Tooth enamel is the strongest material in the human body. But even so, it is not indestructible. While tough, tooth enamel can be weakened and broken down because of acid in the mouth. To make up your tooth, the enamel protects the softer, bonelike material below it (the dentin), and dentin protects the tooth pulp which houses a network of... read more »

Pack These Oral Hygiene Items While Traveling

Whether you’re traveling minutes away from your home or across the world, it’s still important to take good care of your smile. This means you need to brush twice a day and floss once a day while you’re away. To help you do so, Dr. Mark DeVuyst and our dental team have some oral hygiene packing tips that can help... read more »

Tooth Squeeze: How to Prevent and Fight It

Did you know your teeth can suffer at high or low altitudes, just like your ears? Well, it’s true! It’s called tooth squeeze, also known as barodontalgia. This dental issue occurs when the air pockets in your teeth expand or contract due to the high or low air pressure. It’s common for scuba divers, pilots, mountain climbers, and submariners. To... read more »