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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|

Understanding Cleft Lips and Palates and Your Treatment Options

Cleft lip and cleft palate are facial and oral malformations that occur very early in pregnancy, while the baby is developing inside the mother. Clefts result when there is not enough tissue in the mouth or lip area, and the tissue that is available does not join together properly. Cleft lip and cleft palate can occur on one or both [...]

2018-06-29T13:41:47+00:00March 6th, 2018|Dental Care|

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 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|

What is a Deep Cleaning?

  Deep cleaning your teeth might sound like something you should do after you've missed a few visits to the dentist or eaten a particularly sticky, messy meal. A deep cleaning is actually a specific procedure performed by your dental hygienist to treat gum and periodontal disease. It's often completed because a person has not [...]

2018-06-29T13:46:39+00:00February 15th, 2018|Dental Care|

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|

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|