Dental Care

Understanding Cleft Lips and Palates and Your Treatment Options

Cleft lip and cleft palate are facial and oral malformations that occur very early in pregnancy, while the baby is developing inside the mother. Clefts result when there is not enough tissue in the mouth or lip area, and the tissue that is available does not join together properly. Cleft lip and cleft palate can occur on one or both [...]

2018-06-29T13:41:47+00:00March 6th, 2018|Dental Care|

What are Receding Gums?

Receding gums, also known as gingival recession, is a condition in which the roots of the teeth become exposed, leading to a greater risk of decay and the eventual loss of teeth, if left untreated. Exposed roots can also lead to sensitivity to hot foods, cold foods or acids, making eating an uncomfortable affair. Fortunately, [...]

2018-06-29T13:46:29+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Dental Care|

What is a Deep Cleaning?

  Deep cleaning your teeth might sound like something you should do after you've missed a few visits to the dentist or eaten a particularly sticky, messy meal. A deep cleaning is actually a specific procedure performed by your dental hygienist to treat gum and periodontal disease. It's often completed because a person has not [...]

2018-06-29T13:46:39+00:00February 15th, 2018|Dental Care|

Is Periodontal Disease Contagious?

If you have been told you have periodontal disease, or gum disease, you’re not alone. Many adults in the U.S. currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst [...]

2018-06-29T13:50:13+00:00February 6th, 2018|Dental Care|

Celiac Disease and Your Oral Health

Celiac Disease and Your Oral Health According to the Mayo Clinic, one in 141 Americans living in the U.S. has celiac disease. However, it is believed that as many as an additional two million people have it, but remain undiagnosed. Living with Celiac disease traditionally means a wheat-free diet, but it may require you to [...]

2018-06-29T13:50:21+00:00February 1st, 2018|Dental Care, Patient Information|

What is a Water Pick?

Do you find yourself frequently forgetting to floss? You’re not alone. Only half of Americans floss daily, and 18.5 percent don’t floss at all. Even if we don’t always remember to do it, flossing is a critical part of maintaining your oral health. Floss allows you to access places the areas between your teeth and gums where your toothbrush [...]

2018-06-29T13:50:27+00:00January 30th, 2018|Dental Care|

streptococcus mutans

Streptococcus Mutans and Your Baby’s Oral Health There’s no doubt babies are kissable, but there’s good reason to take pause before you pucker up. Kissing your baby on the lips may increase their baby’s chances of developing cavities.  Parents who share food, drinks, cups and utensils with their babies may also increase the baby’s chances [...]

2018-06-29T13:50:35+00:00January 26th, 2018|Dental Care|

What is Air Abrasion?

What is Air Abrasion? Many people can’t think of the dentist without imagining the sound of the dental drill. That's because whether preparing a tooth for a dental crown, removing cavities or performing root canal therapy, dentists have relied on this time-tested technology for years. However, modern dentists also have a newer option for removing portions of the tooth structure [...]

2018-06-29T13:53:54+00:00January 18th, 2018|Dental Care|

Dry Mouth, Medication and Your Oral Health

Dry Mouth, Medication and Your Oral Health Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is the condition of not having enough saliva to keep the mouth wet.  Without enough saliva, chewing, eating, swallowing and even talking can be difficult.  Dry mouth also increases the risk for tooth decay because saliva helps keep harmful germs that cause tooth [...]

2018-06-29T13:53:59+00:00January 16th, 2018|Dental Care|

DDS and DMD: What’s the difference?

When you go to the dentist’s office, you will notice that your dentist has either a DDS or DMD degree next to his or her last name. Have you ever wondered what the difference was? Is one degree better than the other? There has always been some confusion about the name of the degree that [...]

2018-06-29T13:54:03+00:00January 11th, 2018|Dental Care|