dental health

Chewing Gum: Good or Bad for Teeth?

Did you know that the average American consumes 1.8 pounds of gum each year? Many people chew gum habitually and mindlessly, chewing away for hours each day. It’s important to know how chewing gum affects our dental health. You may have heard that it’s both good and bad for your teeth -- so what’s the real [...]

2018-06-29T13:37:44+00:00March 29th, 2018|Patient Information|

Should I Worry About the Sore on my Tongue?

A sore on your tongue can be a nuisance. Causes for these pesky sores can include the foods you eat, certain medications, broken teeth and some diseases. It’s important to be aware of certain signs that signal that a sore requires professional medical or dental attention. We take a look at what symptoms you should [...]

2018-06-29T13:37:53+00:00March 20th, 2018|Dental Care|

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|

Understanding Dentures

What are dentures? Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be repeatedly removed and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one's natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever. There are two main types of dentures: [...]

2018-06-29T13:50:09+00:00February 8th, 2018|Dentures|

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|

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|