Keep Your Smile Healthy!

In the past, it was generally accepted that fluoride should be mainly used for children whose developing teeth fluoride helped the most. But through the years, more research has been done and fluoride is being shown to help prevent tooth decay in people of all ages. You don’t have to go to the dentist to get fluoride. Many toothpastes and some mouthwashes contain fluoride. [...]

Will I Need To Get My Wisdom Teeth Out?

Wisdom teeth, also known as 3rd molars, are the last of the permanent teeth to erupt into the mouth. Often, due to lack of space in the mouth and jaws, wisdom teeth never erupt into the mouth at all and become impacted, where they remain under the bone and gums. Frequently impacted wisdom teeth become a problem for people because of the wisdom tooth’s position under the gums and closeness to neighboring teeth. Left alone, the impacted wisdom tooth can often lead to an infection in the gums or jaw, and can often cause damage to neighboring teeth. [...]

Baby Teeth

“Why should I have my child’s teeth fixed? Aren’t they just going to fall out eventually?” This is an important question that we hear from many parents at our dental office. Baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, are just as important as permanent teeth. Baby teeth help kids chew and speak properly. Baby teeth also maintain space in the mouth to allow the permanent teeth to erupt normally. If a baby tooth is lost early or is missing, the permanent tooth in that area may not come into the mouth in the right position, or may not erupt into the mouth at all, leading to future dental problems. [...]

Proper Flossing Techinques

Gum disease begins at the gum line and between teeth. Daily flossing is an important part of your oral health care routine to help remove the plaque from these areas where a toothbrush doesn’t completely reach. But to truly reap the benefits, you need to use proper flossing technique. [...]

Brighter, Whiter Smiles

Everyone wants to have the whitest smile possible these days, so the question is – which products will work the best for me? There are so many choices out there, and it can be hard to decide which product to use. Studies have shown that peroxide-based whiteners, which actually bleach the tooth enamel, work very well. [...]

Why Fluoride?

Fluoride is a natural element that can be found in many places, like the water we drink and the food we eat. Decades ago, scientists began to notice that children who lived in places where fluoride occurred naturally in the water had fewer dental cavities. [...]


Welcome to the Kanellis Family Dentistry blog! We will be posting on a variety of topics related to oral health and provide insight into our practice and staff. Please contact our office if you have any specific dental concerns you'd like addressed. Don't forget to JUST SMILE. [...]