What is Amelogenesis Imperfecta?

Tooth enamel is composed almost exclusively of the mineral hydroxyapatite, making it the hardest tissue in the body. Although it helps create beautiful smiles, its most important role is protecting the teeth's more sensitive inner layers. Occasionally, however, a child's teeth develop without this vital surface material. Having no enamel on the teeth puts your [...]

2018-06-29T13:41:37+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

What is the Importance of Saliva?

What is the Importance of Saliva? Saliva isn’t something you probably spend much time thinking about. But did you know that at every moment of every day, your saliva is affecting your health? Saliva is vital for a healthy mouth, good digestion, and more. Read on to learn how saliva does a mouth good. What [...]

2018-06-29T13:46:34+00:00February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Genetics and Your Oral Health

Genetics and Your Oral Health Your parents may have given you more than just your eye color and your sense of humor: you also may have inherited an increased risk for dental problems. Yes, dental issues can run in the family, and it’s not just because you’ve learned bad habits from your family, or passed [...]

2018-06-29T13:46:44+00:00February 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

What Do I Do if My Tooth is Knocked Out?

More than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year among children and adults. Dentists refer to a knocked-out tooth as an "avulsed" tooth. If you lose a tooth due to an accident or injury, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s lost for good. Taking the right action and getting proper emergency care can save the [...]

2018-06-29T13:54:41+00:00January 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

STD’s and Your Oral Health

STDs and Your Oral Health Can having a sexually transmitted infection affect your oral health? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported each year -- and some of these diseases come with symptoms that can affect your mouth. Sexually transmitted diseases [...]

2018-06-29T14:03:35+00:00December 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetes and Your Oral Health Did you know that 29.1 million people living in the United States have diabetes? That’s 9.3% of the population. Approximately 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year and 8.1 million people living with diabetes don’t even know they have it.  Diabetes affects your body’s ability to process sugar. All food [...]

2018-06-29T14:19:34+00:00November 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Dental Emergencies and Oral First Aid Kits

Accidents, including those that affect your teeth and mouth, can happen at anytime of the day or night. Some oral injuries may need immediate treatment, while others can wait until your dentist's normal business hours. If the situation doesn’t call for immediate care, it is important to have the right tools around to take care [...]

2018-06-29T14:19:29+00:00November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Oral Piercings: What You Should Know

Oral Piercings: What You Should Know Oral piercings are a popular form of self-expression. While people think they look cool, they can be hazardous to your health. That’s because your mouth contains millions of bacteria, and infection and swelling often occur with mouth piercings. For instance, your mouth and tongue could swell so much that [...]

2018-06-29T14:19:19+00:00November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

What Causes Bleeding Gums?   You're brushing your teeth and notice a bit of pink when you spit out the toothpaste. Or perhaps, you spot some blood on your dental floss. Noticing that your gums bleed when you brush or floss can be alarming -- while the occasional, small amount of blood may not be [...]

2018-06-29T14:19:02+00:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

What Should I Know About Dry Mouth?

Does your mouth feel parched? Do you have difficulty swallowing and trouble forming words? You may be one of the many people who experience dryness of the mouth from time to time. However, persistent dry mouth, also called xerostomia, can be a cause for concern. If the condition isn't treated, you can develop cavities, gum [...]

2018-06-29T14:18:36+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Dental Care, Uncategorized|