Tips to Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Let us start this blog by being perfectly honest: some people cannot stop grinding their teeth.  The habit may take place during sleep when you cannot control what is happening.  Many people are even unaware that they are grinding their teeth. Teeth grinding can do serious damage to the teeth, gums, and jaw joints.  For that reason, you…

Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

Most people grow up hearing this from their parents and teachers, doctors and school nurses.  But you may also know people who seem to eat a ton of sugar, yet their teeth remain healthy.  So does sugar actually cause cavities? The cavity-making process involves several factors, and sugar is one of them.   What Causes Cavities? Technically, cavities are a…

When to Consider Pulling a Tooth

In general, dentists want people to keep their natural teeth as long as possible.  We provide education, preventive measures, and treatments to maintain healthy teeth in the mouth.  Yet, we still extract teeth every single day.   There are some cases in which pulling a tooth is better than keeping it.  At Rockland Dental Specialists, we believe our role…

Potential Complications with Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Kits

Everyone wants a bright, white beautiful smile.  This universal desire has supported a now multi-billion dollar teeth whitening industry.  There are countless brands and methods available both through your dentist and over-the-counter.  It can be difficult to know which methods are best for you.  This blog will guide you through some important information about over-the-counter teeth whitening products. How…