Why is it so Important to Get a Cracked Tooth Repaired?

Cracked Teeth are no Laughing Matter Let’s say you noticed a small crack in a tooth when you were flossing. There’s been no pain. It must be harmless, right? If you are lucky, the crack is superficial and only affects the enamel. If you are unlucky, the crack permeates the dentin and may even reach […]

There’s a Reason Dental Health Checkups Are So Important

Preventative Dental Care is Worth It Don’t wait until pain hits to make your next dental appointment. Remember, preventative dental care often allows you to skip the pain altogether. You also lessen your risk of gum disease and tooth decay by regularly visiting the dentist. How Many Trips to the Dentist Should I Take Each […]

Diabetes and Oral Health – What You Should Know

Diabetes is tough on the body in more ways than most people realize. Gum disease and diabetes can impact one another, so keeping both under control is important. A number of oral health issues may pop-up, such as dry mouth and infections like thrush. Understanding the link between oral health and overall health is particularly […]

5 Signs of a Healthy Mouth

Mouths don’t stay healthy on their own. If you want your teeth to be around as you get older, developing an effective dental hygiene routine is crucial. Bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay don’t stand a chance against top-notch oral care. How will you know if your dental hygiene routine is good enough? Just […]

Gum Disease: Hiding in Plain Sight

Most of us have heard about gingivitis, but many people don’t realize it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Symptoms are pretty consistent, but since they tend to appear slowly over time, gum disease can remain hidden until diagnosed by a dental professional. Gums that bleed easily are one indication of gingivitis, or its more […]

How to Treat & Prevent Canker Sores  

What are Canker Sores? Aphthous ulcers are a common problem better known as canker sores. According to the Mayo Clinic, they are quite common with more than 3 million cases per year in the United States. Canker sores are round or oval lesions that occur in the soft tissues of the mouth, such as the […]

Simple Guide to Dental Implants

Reasons to Consider Dental Implants Many people focus on the aesthetics of missing teeth, but what happens under the surface is potentially worse. Whether the tooth loss is caused by injury, periodontal (gum) disease, or a congenital condition, the results can be the same. When a tooth is missing, pressure is no longer exerted on […]

Children Are Likelier to See the Dentist if Their Parent Does

Tooth decay is no laughing matter. The long-term effects can negatively impact teeth, gums, and overall health. A National Health Interview Study was conducted to determine the best approach to tackling chronic tooth decay in children. What do the numbers reveal? 6,107 children age 2 to 17 and their parents took part in the study. […]

Custom Vs. Off the Shelf Mouth Guards

Mouthguards come in over-the-counter and custom fit versions to meet various price ranges, materials, and levels of protection. What are over-the-counter mouth guards? Over-the-counter mouthguards are usually designed to meet a specific purpose. Sports guards are thicker to protect against impacts. Mouthguards designed to protect against grinding and clenching at night are thinner and more […]

Dental Implants – Questions & Answers

What are dental implants? Dental implants are prosthetic teeth replacements. Whether a tooth is broken or missing due to severe gum disease, decay, or injury, dental implants may offer a permanent restorative solution. Biocompatible titanium alloy rods fuse (osseointegrate) with the jaw bone to provide a solid root system for the natural looking tooth replacement. […]