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The difference between a dental crown and a dental implant?

We often get asked by our patients what is the difference between a dental crown and a dental implant?  Our teeth are constantly exposed to temperatures that range from freezing to near boiling, they live in an environment that is filled with bacteria, plaque, and acid, and are asked to sustain forces of 120+ pounds

Remedies for Sensitive Teeth

One in Eight Adults Have Sensitive Teeth According to the Academy of General Dentistry, that’s 40 million adults in the United States suffering from sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is painful, like a stabbing sensation from the tooth into the gums and jaw, and is usually associated with cold foods or drinks, but some also feel

Tips to Take Care of Your Teeth While Working from Home

At Dr. Blum’s & Associates, we are here for you and your family! If you are staying closer to home and not venturing out quite yet, there are some simple things you can do to maintain your dental health until you’re ready to make your next appointment.  With so many of us working from home

Helping our patients through the Covid-19 crisis

As this coronavirus situation has unfolded, all of us at Dr. Blum & Associates as well as all of our patients have been faced with questions about how to lead our daily lives while being told we must stay at home.  We’re getting numerous questions every day from our dental patients about handling their dental

5 Wellness Tips to Practice During COVID-19 Social Distancing

Keep Your Teeth at Home We at Dr. Blum and Associates hope you are well and safe during these frightening times.  We are urging all of our patients to please stay home. One of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap

How often should I get a dental cleaning?

Dental Cleanings for Prevention  “ It’s NOT just a cleaning” How often should you visit your dentist? Once a year? Twice a year?  You’ve heard the expression “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and that’s especially true concerning your oral health.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that

Healthy Teeth Tips for Kids

Dental Hygiene Tips for Kids Celebrating Healthy Teeth February is Children’s Oral Health Month! We want the best for our kids, and oral health is a big part of their physical wellbeing.  That’s why we treasure the opportunity to give your children healthy smiles. Today, we’ve got some tips on how to make sure that

Habits that Harm Your Teeth & How to Break Them in the New Year

Habits that Harm Your Teeth & How to Break Them in the New Year Bad Oral Habits = Bad Oral Health We all have bad habits.  Maybe you’re not good at texting people back, or you crack your knuckles, or watch too much reality TV.  We get it, but bad oral habits are dangerous. It’s

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the Holidays Healthy Teeth: The Gift That Keeps Giving We love the holidays at Dr. Blum and Associates.  But what we don’t love is tooth decay or tooth pain!  When it’s beginning to look a lot like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any holiday you celebrate, it often begins to

What Causes Snoring?

Snoring is not a medical disorder on its own, but beyond disrupting sleep, snoring can be a symptom of an underlying problem. But why do we snore, and what can we do about it?

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