What’s So Sweet About Xylitol?

What’s So Sweet About Xylitol?

If you’re looking for ways to protect your teeth from decay and cavities, reducing sugar intake can be an important step to take towards that goal. In addition to keeping an eye out for sugar-free options, xylitol can be an alternative sweetener that may actually be...
5 Ways to Treat Dry Mouth

5 Ways to Treat Dry Mouth

Not only can dry mouth cause a lot of discomfort, but because saliva is your body’s way of naturally protecting and remineralizing teeth it can also contribute to conditions with your teeth and gums such as cavities, gum disease and more. Sometimes treating dry mouth...
Cough Syrup and Your Teeth

Cough Syrup and Your Teeth

When you’re feeling under the weather, it can be difficult to feel like doing much more than snuggling in bed. Everyday tasks like brushing your teeth just seem to take twice the effort and twice as long as usual. The last thing you want to worry about is taking cough...
When Should You Call Your Dentist?

When Should You Call Your Dentist?

If you’re experiencing symptoms with your teeth or mouth that are causing you discomfort, it can feel confusing to know whether to take a wait and see approach or if you need to see a dentist as soon as possible. So, when should you call your dentist? Here are some...
5 Ways Diet Affects Oral Health

5 Ways Diet Affects Oral Health

There are many benefits to choosing to eat healthier, among them the ways diet affects oral health. Eating foods low in sugar and other carbohydrates and starches and high in nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus might not only help...
7 Tooth Fairy Ideas New and Old

7 Tooth Fairy Ideas New and Old

The Tooth Fairy is a time honored tradition we have loved since 1927 when she first appeared in a stage play. Although she isn’t as trendy as more recognizable fairies, she still holds a special place in many children’s hearts! But as time marches on, sometimes we...
Dental Implants Versus a Bridge

Dental Implants Versus a Bridge

If you have a missing tooth or teeth and you are considering the pros and cons of dental implants versus a bridge, we have a detailed analysis. What are Dental Implants? Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. In implant surgery, a manmade root is placed in...
CAT Scans for Dental Implants | 3D Imaging

CAT Scans for Dental Implants | 3D Imaging

At Benchmark Dental we believe in using the finest technology available to serve our patients, therefore, we are excited to announce the latest addition to our Dental Office. We are proud to announce that we now have a state-of-the-art 3D Radiographic Cone Beam CT...
Cost of Dental Implants

Cost of Dental Implants

“How much do dental implants cost?” This a question we get asked all the time at Benchmark Dental in both of our offices and I wish there was a simple answer. Tooth replacement with dental implants is a very person-specific procedure, it is difficult to quote a price...