• How do OTC whitening treatments compare to in-office whitening?
    If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, teeth whitening may be an excellent choice for you. Many patients of the doctor suffer from darkened teeth due to Read more
  • Aging and Oral Health
    As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-fourth of Read more
  • Top Ten Ways to Improve Heart Health
    The human heart truly appreciates it when we eat healthy foods, don’t smoke, and exercise regularly. But there’s something else that can improve your heart’s longevity and you may not Read more
  • Tooth Protection and Winter Sports
    Just because it’s cold out there doesn’t mean you’ll give up keeping fit and active! Winter is the season for some of our favorite team sporting activities, and when you’re Read more
  • Resolving to Eat Better in the New Year
    It’s a new year, and a resolution found on many lists is learning to be more mindful about healthy food choices. You might have set some of these goals yourself. Read more
  • Top Five Reasons to Choose Veneers
    If you notice every imperfection in your smile and you are aiming for a more ideal-looking smile, veneers might be for you. Veneers are common tools in cosmetic dentistry for Read more
  • Why Baby Teeth Matter
    Sleepless nights, crankiness, drooling—how can such tiny teeth cause such a big fuss? But all those uncomfortable days and nights are forgotten when your baby’s first teeth make their appearance. Read more
  • Quit Smoking to Save Your Smile
    You’ve likely heard that smoking increases risk of lung cancer and emphysema. But did you realize that your cigarette habit also has an impact on your smile? Chronic smokers suffer Read more
  • Xerostomia: What does that mean anyway?
    Does your mouth always feel like it’s dry? If it does you may be suffering from xerostomia. Xerostomia is defined as dry mouth resulting from reduced or absent saliva flow. Read more
  • What Are Dental Sealants?
    You’re constantly playing defense. Your child spends two minutes in the morning and two minutes at night carefully brushing and flossing with a fluoride toothpaste. You make sure sugary and Read more
  • Mouthguard Protection
    Let’s talk about mouthguards and night guards—two crucial appliances that protect your teeth and jaw. We could talk about how important a mouthguard is when you lead an active life. Mouthguards Read more
  • Which whitening is right for you?
    Many of our patients at Apple Valley Dental have been asking us about brightening their teeth lately, and today we thought we would discuss the options available to you to Read more
  • Cold Comfort
    The sounds of the season are filling the air—falling leaves rustling along the sidewalk, football cheers, holiday greetings—and the coughs and sneezes of your fellow sufferers. Yes, it’s cold and Read more
  • Timing Matters!
    Many patients at Apple Valley Dental are under the impression that harder brushing leads to cleaner teeth, but that is not true. Gentle brushing is just as effective, and less Read more
  • Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health
    There are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including Read more
  • Tooth Sensitivity
    Most of us know that unpleasant feeling. You’re happily enjoying an icy milkshake with lunch or having a piping hot cappuccino break, and suddenly an innocent binge turns to cringe—your Read more