How to Reverse Tooth Decay

  • February 12, 2020

Does sugar damage teeth? Most people know that answer to that question is a definite YES! In fact, sugar feeds the plaque bacteria in your mouth and is one of the leading causes of tooth decay and cavities. The good news is


Your Pet’s Oral Health Matters, Too!

  • February 3, 2020

At Shorewood Family Dental Care, you’ll only find humans in our treatment chairs! But that doesn’t mean we don’t care about our pets oral health. We strive for healthy gums and teeth for all members of your family, including pets. February is National Pet Dental


Activate Charcoal: Is Black The New White?

  • January 26, 2020

You may have recently seen tooth paste or powder containing activated charcoal promoted on Instagram or another social media platform. This hot teeth-whitening hack quickly jumped from the Internet to the dental care aisle in retail shops. Do these new fad products live up to their


When Is Removing Silver Fillings A Good Idea?

  • January 20, 2020

Cavities happen. Even with careful oral hygiene and regular cleanings, tooth decay can destroy part of a tooth leaving behind a hole – or cavity – that needs to be filled. Most fillings done before the 2010s used a silver amalgam material, which is still available for use on


Toothpaste Recommendation: MI Paste

  • January 13, 2020

The dental care aisles at every big box store and pharmacy is filled with shelves of toothpaste options. Choosing the right toothpaste for your family can be confusing when every package promises a different result: bright white teeth, gum health, tartar control. The dental


Why Regular Dental Checkups For Kids Are Important

  • January 6, 2020

As soon as teeth appear in your kid’s mouth, they are susceptible to cavities. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends children visit the dentist for a screening by their first birthday or as soon as the first tooth erupts. After that, kids should visit the


Vaping: How Does it Affect Your Teeth?

  • December 24, 2019

Vaping was once thought to be a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. In just the few years after the Juul brand of e-cigarettes was introduced in 2015, its market share grew quickly and spawned the introduction of many copycat products. Now, many people