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Handsome men smiling
Feb 11, 2019, 10:14 PM
Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a real disease that affects many lives. Most of these substances will cause significant damage to the teeth in addition to overall health. However, while the addiction can be overcome, the…
Woman checking her breath
Jan 28, 2019, 10:47 PM
Bad breath can cause embarrassment and even withdrawal from family and friends. Using breath mints and sprays can minimize the symptoms for a short time, but unless you eliminate the root cause of your bad breath, it will…
A pair of dentures
Jan 14, 2019, 9:03 PM
Today’s dentures are more realistic looking and comfortable than ever before. However, the need for dentures goes back much farther than our sophisticated materials. It makes one wonder about how dentures were constructed in…
Handsom man smiling
Dec 27, 2018, 10:01 PM
After you have a tooth extracted, there is always the risk that you may develop a dry socket. This is a painful condition and, while it is treatable, we recommend that you do all you can to avoid developing a dry socket in…
Young lady with tongue out
Dec 11, 2018, 4:01 AM
Salivary gland stones, which are also called sialolithiasis, occur when someone has too much calcium in the body, becomes chronically dehydrated, or suffers from a bacterial staph infection. These all cause the salivary…
Interdental brushing
Nov 26, 2018, 11:11 PM
In the fight against gingivitis and periodontal disease, flossing and using an interdental brush are two of the best ways to ensure good gum health. While flossing is commonly used and talked about, interdental brushes are…
A group of kids in a circle
Nov 12, 2018, 6:58 PM
Dental cavities are the number one chronic oral health problem. The best way to prevent dental cavities is to practice good at-home oral hygiene, which includes brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your…
Womans mouth open
Oct 22, 2018, 9:30 PM
Teeth are very strong and durable and as long as we practice good at-home oral hygiene and visit the dentist every six months for cleanings and exams, it’s possible for our teeth to last us a lifetime. However, tooth wear is…
Dental patient shaking hands with dentist
Oct 11, 2018, 6:26 PM
One of the most important parts of achieving and maintaining good oral health is making sure to visit your general dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and an exam. It may surprise you to learn that dental issues…
Handsome man
Sep 27, 2018, 3:59 PM
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, men are much more likely than women to skip the recommended twice-annual visits to the dentist for a checkup and a cleaning. In fact, most American men won’t visit the dentist…
A Man's teeth
Sep 17, 2018, 4:06 PM
If you’re noticing that your teeth aren’t lining up correctly or the way they used to, this could be a sign that you’re suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. This is a term used to describe any condition…
Woman placing a retainer
Aug 23, 2018, 9:04 PM
It’s understandable that you would occasionally forget to wear your dental retainer. And while one night here or there shouldn’t cause too many problems for your orthodontic health, we don’t recommend getting in the habit of…
Dental tool and teeth
Aug 8, 2018, 6:33 PM
A great majority of people use the words ‘plaque’ and ‘tartar’ interchangeably, but there are few important differences between the two that you should be aware of. Both words describe a buildup of plaque on the teeth, but in…
Woman with tooth pain
Jul 25, 2018, 10:34 PM
Many people are surprised to learn about the connection between sinus pain and tooth pain. If you begin to experience what feels like a toothache, you may immediately suspect a dental cavity or infection. However, there’s…
Patient in dental chair
Jul 17, 2018, 7:22 PM
Getting a dental checkup may seem like a random thing to add to your pre-flight checklist, but the atmospheric changes during flying can cause any existing dental problems to become more intense and painful.