Traditional Dental Floss Vs. Water Flossers

  Many of our patients wonder just how vital it is to make an additional investment into electronic cleaning devices. With the advent of new technologies comes higher price tags, and it may leave you wondering if they actually clean better than their manual counterparts.   When it comes to the health of your teeth […]

6 Common Dental Myths, Debunked

  There are many reasons why patients put off going to the dentist, and many stem from fears associated with dental anxiety. Persistent myths regarding dental care often perpetuate these fears. Not every bit of gossip you hear is valid, so Tompkins dental rounded up the six most common dental myths we hear from our […]

10 Secrets Your Teeth Are Telling Your Dentist

  Sometimes what you tell your dentist about your oral and lifestyle habits is different from the story your teeth tell. During your routine dental check-up, your dentist can uncover important clues about your overall health just by looking into your mouth.   Here’s a list of the 10 telling secrets your teeth share with […]

Foods That Help Keep Your Body Hydrated

  Drinking eight glasses (or more!) of water per day can seem like a daunting task. However, many people do not realize that roughly 20% of your daily water intake comes from ingesting solid foods, especially certain fruits and vegetables.   Your body still needs you to drink water. But you can also quench your […]

5 Tips For Better Quality Dental Checkups in 2019

  Dental checkups can be nerve-wracking. No one wants to hear that their at-home efforts of taking care of their teeth aren’t up to snuff from a disappointed dentist. Dental visits are the perfect opportunity to take control of your oral health.   Follow these 5 tips to get the most out of your dental […]

Lost a Crown or Filling Over the Holidays? Follow These Steps

Experiencing a dental emergency and losing a filling or a crown can be an unexpected and alarming experience. Dental restorations can fall out for many reasons such as when, over time, chewing hard foods loosens the filling or breaks down the bonding. Worse still, a filling or crown might fall out because of tooth decay. […]

4 Ways Drinking Water Improves Your Smile

  Drinking water is great for your body, but it is especially good for your teeth. Your dental health affects not only the quality of your smile, but also your overall health. Committing to drinking more water has many practical benefits which help to improve your oral health.   Sipping fluoridated water throughout the day […]

Minimizing Holiday Damage to Your Kids’ Teeth

There is a strong chance that your child’s dreams at night are filled with visions of cookies, pies, and stockings stuffed with candy during the holiday season. As a kid, one of the best things about the holidays is all of the tasty treats and delicious foods we only eat t this time of year. […]

Adult Invisalign After Having Braces as a Teen – What To Expect

  Orthodontic treatment is something many of us have gone through as teenagers. If you had braces as a teen, you already know there is nothing quite like the unbridled joy that comes when your braces are finally removed. However, what happens after wearing braces can be almost as challenging for many – wearing your […]

8 Origins of Tooth Pain That Don’t Involve a Cavity

  From a cavity to infected gums, a tooth can have a lot of (sometimes surprising) causes. Whether your toothache feels dull and achy or sharp and throbbing, a toothache can make it hard to maintain your daily routine. This general guide will outline some of the possible reasons you are experiencing tooth pain.   […]