Teeth and Gums Cold Weather Issues

Colder temperatures can have various effects on your teeth and gums. The following are some issues you may experience: Dry Mouth The cold, dry air of winter makes it more difficult for your mouth to produce saliva. In turn, your mouth may tend to feel quite dry in the wintertime. Since it is important for…

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November is TMJ Awareness month

The TMJ Association has named November TMJ Awareness Month. They are committed to bringing attention to the significant impact that Temporomandibular Joint (jaw) (TMJ) disorders impose on millions of people across the globe. Symptoms can range from sounds in the joint to severe, debilitating pain and dysfunction. However, some people report no pain but still…

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Dental Implants Success Rate

Dental Implants have an overall success rate of 95% according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Every day, people around you are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth. They are a long-term solution to missing teeth and can be very similar to your natural teeth. Unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants…

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Exploring Oral Surgery: Crafting Better Smiles

Oral surgery, also known as oral and maxillofacial surgery, is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions related to the mouth, jaw, face, and neck. Oral surgeons are highly trained dental professionals who have completed dental school and then pursued additional years of surgical training. They…

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Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are a type of restorative dentistry procedure used to replace missing teeth. They provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are designed to match your natural teeth. Dental implants are considered a more long-term and durable solution compared to traditional dentures or bridges. The dental implant procedure involves…

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Blueberries and Cranberries Provide Oral Health Benefits

Many berries are considered to be superfoods meaning they are antioxidant and polyphenols rich, which have been shown to reduce the risk of degenerative diseases such as heart disease and cancer. But did you know that berries provide oral health benefits? Recent research has shown that dark colored berries such as blueberries and cranberries can…

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Vitamin D for Oral Health

Vitamin D is essential for  oral health, healthy teeth and gums, Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium, an important component for building strong bones and teeth. You can obtain Vitamin D from food and from a hormone that your body can make when your skin is exposed to the…

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Get Wise About Wisdom Teeth

Room to Grow? Wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there isn’t enough space for them to surface or they come through in the wrong position. If your dentist says your wisdom teeth are impacted, it means they are trapped in your jaw or under your gums. As your wisdom teeth make their way through…

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April is National Facial Protection Month

Every April, National Facial Protection Month strives to raise public awareness and remind parents/caregivers, coaches and athletes to play it safe while playing sports. As you suit up for outdoor activities this spring, don’t forget to protect your face and head. Spring often brings a flood of patients suffering with head, mouth and facial injuries…

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Oral Surgeries for Children

Whether due to an unexpected accident or some problems with a growing mouth and teeth, the need for oral surgeries for children may arise at any time. For parents and children alike, oral surgery can be somewhat scary. Knowing what situations may require a surgery, as well as what to expect during oral surgery, can…

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Dental Care During Flu Illness

The common cold and flu both cause congestion, which can cause issues like sore throats, dry mouth, and even tooth pain. Mouth-breathing and post-nasal drip can dry out your mouth. If you have a cold or the flu, make sure to brush your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day. This helps keep…

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Supercharge Your Oral Cleaning Habits

Most New Year’s resolutions revolve around increasing your health and your wealth. If you choose to make dental resolutions around your oral care, you’ll create a win-win situation for both your oral health and financial situation. There’s no better way to solve dental issues by avoiding them in the first place, and it’s true: a…

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Dental Implants Benefits

In the past, the only cosmetic and functional options available for people with missing teeth were dentures and bridges.  Advancement in technology now offers a more permanent solution for missing teeth called dental implants. Dental implants are designed to replace the roots of teeth that cannot be saved by traditional methods, such as root canal. …

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Do you need to take antibiotics before your procedure?

Antibiotics are medicines that treat bacterial infections. If you are scheduled for an upcoming dental surgery or procedure, your dentist may administer antibiotic anaphylaxis, the taking of antibiotics before any type of work which has the potential to release large amounts of bacteria into the bloodstream. Dental procedures that cause excess bleeding, such as tooth…

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6 Oral Health Misconceptions

Myth 1: You Don’t Need to Brush Your Teeth If You Drink Enough Water This is one of the most common dental myths. You might think that drinking a lot of fluoridated water will rinse away the food and bacteria in your mouth. However, water alone is not enough to keep your teeth clean. You…

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Your Aging Teeth

As you age, so do your teeth, from everyday wear and tear. Your teeth are very strong, but chewing, biting and teeth grinding wear down tooth enamel, the hard protective layer on the outside of your teeth. That may also cause your teeth also flatten. These changes that you may experience as you age, may…

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Vitamin D for Oral Health

The importance of vitamin d for oral health. It is estimated that a significant percent of the adult population is deficient in vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin.” Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, therefore it’s essential for healthy teeth and gums. Much has been written about the importance of having sufficient vitamin D and…

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Oral Cancer Awareness

Each April, most of the nation’s top dental associations join together with the Oral Cancer Foundation to raise awareness for oral and oropharyngeal cancers (cancer of the back of the oral cavity and upper throat). This year an estimated 54,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. Of those individuals, 43…

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day will again be celebrated around the globe on March 20. Organized by the FDI World Dental Federation, it is the largest global awareness campaign on oral health. Take charge of your oral health Control your risk factors Oral health can be maintained by being aware of your risk factors and taking…

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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Older Adults

Wisdom teeth, the large flat molars in the back of your mouth, usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Scientists believe that wisdom teeth were essential for our early ancestors’ diets. But as our jawlines’ shape and size evolved over time, our mouths became smaller. This left us with less room for these extra teeth…

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Do you know what Endentulism is?

Dry Mouth

World Oral Health Day

Tooth Extractions

Missing Teeth – Dental Implants

Healthy Mouth in the New Year

Dental Tips for Halloween

Dental Hygiene – Choosing a Toothpaste

Dental Health – All About Carbs

Oral Health Month Celebrated in June

National Smile Month

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Dental Erosion

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Tooth Replacement

The Wisdom Behind Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Keeping Your Bones and Teeth Strong For Life

Tooth Replacement

Sports Safety Tips for National Facial Protection Month

Exploding E-cigarettes

Wisdom Teeth Management

Medications and the success of dental implants

Say yes to chocolate for Halloween treats

Reasons for tooth extractions

Dental Implants Month is August

Your dentist can tell if you are stressed out

Celebrate World Oral Health Day with Good Oral Hygiene

Fillings of the Future

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

Don’t Suffer With Missing Teeth

Medication Related Bone Disease

The Superpowers of Fluoride

Medication Related Jaw Bone Problems

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart

Oral Cancer Risk Factors

The Age of Wisdom

April is National Facial Protection Month

National Nutrition Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

E Cigarettes and Oral Health

Oral Surgery with a gentle touch

Wisdom Teeth Complications

Oral Cancer and Biopsies

Tooth Abscess

Dental Implants – An Alternative to bridges and dentures

Do you have discoloration, ulcerations or a growth in your mouth?

Short Implants- A New Solution to an Old Problem

How To Get Wiser Without Wisdom

Oral Health and Calcium