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Am I at Risk for Gum Disease?

A few decades ago, it was believed that the biggest risk factor for gum (periodontal) disease was aging. Today we know that aging in itself doesn't put you at risk for gum disease, and that other conditions may increase your susceptibility. Luckily, knowing the risk factors and being proactive can keep this disease away. What [...]

2018-11-14T13:41:47+00:00November 14th, 2018|Patient Information|

Removing Baby Teeth – What You Need to Know!

Baby teeth are meant to be lost so that the incoming adult teeth can emerge without issue. Most of the time, baby teeth are lost naturally, or due to an impactful force that’s not uncommon in childhood. However, even after children lose their baby teeth they should still take caution in the days that immediately [...]

2018-11-08T13:37:15+00:00November 8th, 2018|Patient Information|

Dental Probing: What’s the Point?

Have you ever wondered why your dentist pokes your gums? What your dentist is doing is checking the depth of gum tissue pockets that surround your tooth. It's a proactive way to identify your risk for gum disease, and when done regularly, can help catch the condition early. Dental probing can save you from surgery [...]

2018-10-16T12:38:33+00:00October 16th, 2018|Patient Information|

Pregnancy and Dental Care

Naturally, it's always important to take good care of your teeth and gums. While pregnant, however, it’s even more important to follow through with routine dental care. This is because pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease, which could affect the health of your developing baby. Much like any other [...]

2018-09-20T12:36:05+00:00September 20th, 2018|Patient Information|

Do I Need a Dentist or Oral Surgeon for my Tooth Extraction?

Patients in need of tooth extraction often wonder whether they should turn to a dentist, or an oral surgeon. A tooth extraction is nothing to take lightly, so it’s important to choose the right provider for your situation, especially if it’s an emergency procedure. Both dentists and oral surgeons can perform extractions, so how do [...]

2018-09-13T18:48:34+00:00September 13th, 2018|Patient Information|

Tips to Manage Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

Some children enjoy coming to the dentist and actually look forward to it. Others, not so much. In fact, for some kids all it takes is the word “dentist” to throw them into a panic. Your children’s oral health is very important, but forcing a stressed, scared child into a dentist chair can be a [...]

2018-09-11T12:58:23+00:00September 11th, 2018|Patient Information|

What is a Crossbite?

You may not have a full understanding of what a crossbite is until you, or a member of your family, is diagnosed with one. There are two types of crossbites and both of them can lead to jaw pain, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction), and other issues such as receding gums and loose teeth. These side [...]

2018-09-04T12:43:27+00:00September 4th, 2018|Patient Information|

Back to School Dental Health Tips

Labor Day is right around the corner, which means the kids are heading back to school, and summer fun will soon come to an end. While you’re double-checking the school supply list, don’t forget to make sure they have everything they need for a healthy smile to last them through many seasons to come! We [...]

2018-08-30T12:26:00+00:00August 30th, 2018|Patient Information|

What is an Underbite?

Few dental patients have a perfectly balanced bite, but for most, treatment is unnecessary. However, an uneven bite can cause significant problems like teeth-clenching, jaw misalignment, and speech issues. One of the most common bite problems is an underbite when the lower jaw protrudes past the upper teeth. Though not as common as an overbite, [...]

2018-08-14T12:43:09+00:00August 14th, 2018|Patient Information|