Is Mouthwash an OK Substitute for Brushing?
added on: September 16, 2015

At my dental office in Westfield, we’re occasionally asked if it’s okay to replace brushing with mouthwash, or supplement it with a rinse. Most of the time, mouthwash is used to relieve a bit of bad breath embarrassment. And while quick swish of mouthwash can give you a tingly, minty fresh mouth, could it actually… Read More…


What To Know If You Want To Go Vegetarian
added on: September 2, 2015

A lot of our patients don’t eat meat. There are dozens of completely noble and sound reasons to skip the animal-based proteins, and health benefits, too, like a reduced chance for high blood pressure and cancer! Some people eat vegetarian diets to control their weight. But since vegetarians may be at a higher risk for… Read More…


Top 4 Hygiene Mistakes You’re Probably Making
added on: August 19, 2015

You brush twice a day, you floss once a day, and you’re always careful to never miss a day. You’re confident your oral hygiene routine is top notch. But is it possible there are some common mistakes in that routine? At my Westfield dental office, we’re always happy to hear our patients are working hard… Read More…


Too-White Teeth? Is That Possible?
added on: August 5, 2015

We all dream of having that streamlined, pearly white smile that lights up a room. But many things from coffee and wine to aging and smoking can cause our grins to take on a dingy appearance. It’s normal. When this happens, we usually reach for the whitening gel. At my dental office in Westfield, we’re… Read More…


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