Don’t Let Dry Mouth Compromise Your Oral Health

All of us have had a moment of fear or stress. It’s at those moments when our mouth “runs dry.” While dry mouth is normal from time to time, if it is a chronic problem, it may be time to talk to our dentists, Drs. Hooper and Hooper. Dry mouth is a condition in which your body does not manufacture... read more »

Healthy Foods for Healthy Smiles

You brush your teeth, twice a day. You floss daily. You visit Dr. Stephen Hooper or your dental provider regularly. What else can you do to have excellent oral health? Here’s what: try integrating more of these tooth-healthy foods into your diet! Fruits and Veggies: Yummy fruits and vegetables will not only make you smile at their deliciousness, but even... read more »

What Does a Healthy Mouth Look Like?

The bacteria in our mouth feed off of the sugars in the food we eat and drink. When we eat, the foods we consume provide oral bacteria with the means to create lactic acid that causes tooth decay. One of the ways we can control the growth of bad bacteria is by limiting consumption of sugary foods. If you have... read more »

Your Baby’s Teeth

By the time your baby reaches three years of age, they will have developed 20 primary teeth—ten on top and ten on bottom. All of these teeth are already in the gums when they are born. These include the central incisors, lateral incisors, canines, first molars, and second molars. This time is hard for baby and parents alike, because a... read more »