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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|

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 Teeth Reshaping?

What is Teeth Reshaping? Teeth reshaping is one of the most convenient, cost-effective options for fixing chipped, uneven or poorly aligned teeth to create a more attractive smile. Dentists often combine shaping or contouring teeth with a treatment called bonding, which involves applying resin to improve the overall appearance of the teeth. The front teeth [...]

2018-06-29T13:50:41+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Cosmetic Dentistry|

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|

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits More than 50 years ago, examinations of people entering the military showed that Americans' teeth were in pretty bad shape. Few people took good care of their teeth. There were no guidelines for how often you should see a dentist. There wasn’t a proactive approach to dentistry: many providers [...]

2018-06-29T13:54:33+00:00January 9th, 2018|Dental Care|

What’s in Your Toothpaste?

One of the first things you might notice about a person is a shiny, white smile – the type of smile that lights up a room and causes others to smile back. Fluoride, found in most varieties of toothpaste, is a natural mineral that hardens tooth enamel, which prevents cavities and helps keep teeth healthy. [...]

2018-06-29T13:54:47+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Dental Care|

What are Dental Bridges?

  Are you missing one or more teeth? If so, you're not alone. The American Dental Association reports that average adults between 20 and 64 years old have three decayed or missing teeth. Fortunately, you have multiple options for replacing these missing teeth, including dental bridges. Here we dive into what a dental bridge is and [...]

2018-06-29T14:03:32+00:00December 28th, 2017|Dental Care|