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What is Mandibular Tori?

Did you know there’s an oral disease that affects between 5 and 7 percent of the U.S. adult population? This condition is called Mandibular Tori, which causes pain and discomfort, and some of its symptoms are almost unnoticeable. It is a bony growth that develops on the lower jaw, beneath and on the side of [...]

2018-06-29T13:41:58+00:00March 8th, 2018|Patient Information|

What is Lockjaw?

There are many ailments that can plague our everyday lives from simple colds to serious medical conditions. The most dangerous thing about these is that they are often overlooked and people attempt to “tough them out” when really, they are symptoms of serious and sometimes lethal problems that must be examined and dealt with immediately. [...]

2018-06-29T13:46:23+00:00February 27th, 2018|Patient Information|

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|

Eating Disorders and Your Oral Health

Eating Disorders and Your Oral Health Eating disorders are a serious health problem, however, most people suffer in silence. Eating disorders can do a great deal of damage to a person’s body and brain functions, but you may not realize the impacts an eating disorder can also have on a person’s oral health. Telltale signs [...]

2018-06-29T14:06:13+00:00December 21st, 2017|Patient Information|

What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder?

What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder? Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly referred to as TMJ, are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. It is not known for certain how many people have TMJ disorders, but some estimates suggest that over 10 million Americans [...]

2018-06-29T14:03:47+00:00December 19th, 2017|Patient Information|

What is Bruxism?

What is Bruxism? Do you ever wake up from a night's sleep with sore teeth and jaws? It’s possible you could grinding your teeth in your sleep, and not even know it. Grinding your teeth is known as bruxism. This rhythmic clenching of the jaws and grinding of the teeth may develop at any age. [...]

2018-06-29T14:03:51+00:00December 13th, 2017|Patient Information|

What is an Oral Abscess

What is an Oral Abscess? When the inside of your mouth gets hurt or irritated, bacteria may enter and cause an infection. Sometimes you will see a painful swelling filled with pus (a thick, yellowish fluid). If the pus can't drain out, the area will become more swollen and painful. This is known as an [...]

2018-06-29T14:19:41+00:00November 30th, 2017|Dental Care, Patient Information|

What is Xylitol?

What is Xylitol? Tooth decay happens when bacteria in your mouth consume the sugars we eat. When you eat food containing ordinary sugar (sucrose), it gives bacteria on your teeth energy, allowing them to multiply and start making acids that can eat away the enamel on the teeth. This “acid attack” causes tooth decay and [...]

2018-06-29T14:19:22+00:00November 9th, 2017|Patient Information|

Dental Work and Pregnancy

In between trips to the doctor, hospital tours and setting up the nursery, don’t let visiting the dentist fall off your pregnancy to-do list before baby comes! Getting a checkup during pregnancy is safe and important for your dental health. Not only can you take care of cleanings and procedures like cavity fillings before your baby is born, but [...]

2018-06-29T14:18:27+00:00September 26th, 2017|Dental Care, Patient Information|

The Importance of Mouthguards

Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating — everything would suddenly be affected. Knowing how to prevent injuries to your mouth and face is especially important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities. Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help [...]

2018-06-29T14:24:39+00:00September 19th, 2017|Adult Orthodontics Braces, Patient Information|