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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 Tartar

Many people ask their dental professional if there’s a difference between plaque and tartar—and it’s a great question. Both plaque and tartar buildup are common dental problems. Significant plaque buildup can result in tooth decay and gum disease. Tartar is calcified plaque, a hard-mineral deposit that forms on teeth A rough, bumpy line at the base of the [...]

2018-06-29T14:03:58+00:00December 7th, 2017|Dental Care|

What is Plaque?

Run your tongue over your teeth. Did you just eat or haven’t brushed in a while? That film that you feel on your teeth is called plaque. This is the buildup you’re trying to remove every time you brush and floss. But why is it harmful? And why is it so important remove? Plaque is [...]

2018-06-29T14:04:01+00:00December 5th, 2017|Dental Care|

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 Health, and Your Heart’s Connection

It's increasingly common to hear that oral health is vital for overall health. More than 80 percent of Americans, for example, are living with periodontal or gum disease, which often goes undiagnosed. This may be because the patient's teeth feel fine, so they avoid going to the dentist, and visits to the physician rarely focus [...]

2018-06-29T14:19:26+00:00November 14th, 2017|Dental Care|

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|

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|