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10 09, 2019

Tooth Trauma

By |2019-08-14T11:51:37-07:00September 10th, 2019|Emergencies|Comments Off on Tooth Trauma

Who's at Risk for Tooth Trauma? Accidents can happen at any time, but being aware of especially high-risk activities can encourage us to take the proper precautions and help avoid tooth trauma. The greatest number of injuries to teeth occur in children between ages 1 to 2 and 7 to 10. The first age group [...]

3 09, 2019

The Diabetes Epidemic

By |2019-08-14T11:49:37-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on The Diabetes Epidemic

How Bad is it? Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The diabetes epidemic affects more than 29 million Americans, and 7 million of those don't know they have it. It is marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defective insulin production, function, or both. The symptoms of [...]

27 08, 2019

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue!

By |2019-07-28T12:07:05-07:00August 27th, 2019|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue!

Brushing Your Tongue Helps Freshen Breath With all the mints, mouthwash, chewing gum and other cover-ups available, there are many ways to freshen your breath. But, if you consistently suffer from halitosis, you might be forgetting an easy way to combat odor-causing bacteria... cleaning your tongue! It makes perfect sense if you think about it, [...]

20 08, 2019

Do You Have a Problem with TMJ?

By |2019-07-28T12:04:31-07:00August 20th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Do You Have a Problem with TMJ?

Is TMJ causing my pain? TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. Located just in front of the ear, it is the joint that connects your lower jaw to the rest of your head, allowing the jaw to move freely while biting, chewing, and speaking. Problems related to the TMJ can affect jaw muscles, teeth, and nerves [...]

13 08, 2019

The Important Role of Baby Teeth

By |2019-07-28T11:59:50-07:00August 13th, 2019|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on The Important Role of Baby Teeth

Seemingly Temporary and Dispensable, Baby Teeth Play an Important Role Why do we have two sets of teeth? Initially, the jaw is too small for a full set of adult teeth. Baby teeth serve their purpose just till the jaw develops enough room for adult teeth to form and push them out. This usually begins [...]

6 08, 2019

Strategies for Nicotine Addiction

By |2019-07-28T11:58:11-07:00August 6th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Strategies for Nicotine Addiction

Are You Trying to Give up Nicotine? Nicotine continues to be popular with teens and young adults, and there are more ways to become addicted than ever before. Cigarettes and chewing tobacco remain, while e-cigarettes and vaporizers are now available in tempting flavors. We all know about the numerous side effects tobacco and/or nicotine can [...]

23 07, 2019

Inside Look at Women’s Oral Health

By |2019-07-15T07:51:03-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Inside Look at Women’s Oral Health

Women Encounter More Challenges to Their Oral Health A woman's oral health is often directly related to her stage of life. Changes in hormone levels during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation, and menopause all impact the chemistry of what's going on in her mouth. It is important for everyone to practice good habits of brushing, flossing, [...]

16 07, 2019

Choosing the Right Toothpaste

By |2019-07-15T07:48:30-07:00July 16th, 2019|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Choosing the Right Toothpaste

Overwhelmed by your choices? Here's how to choose the right toothpaste for you. While your toothbrush does most of the plaque removal, abrasive agents in toothpaste will scour food particles and plaque from your teeth. Fluoride is the best-known ingredient, added to make the outer tooth structure more decay-resistant. Fluorides work best when teamed with [...]

9 07, 2019

Removable Partial Dentures

By |2019-07-01T09:16:34-07:00July 9th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Removable Partial Dentures

When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, several factors determine what treatment option will be best for each individual. Sometimes a patient is missing just a single tooth (or very few teeth) and isn't ready for dental implants or dentures. Sometimes the gums and underlying bone are too weak to support an implant or [...]

2 07, 2019

Repair Your Smile with Tooth Colored Fillings!

By |2019-07-01T09:13:55-07:00July 2nd, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Repair Your Smile with Tooth Colored Fillings!

Tooth Colored Fillings for a Natural Appearance Do you have a cavity, but have always hated the thought of dark, metallic-looking fillings? Or maybe you already have one of these "amalgams" and it's time for a replacement? Well, consider the beautiful results that can be achieved with composite resin, tooth colored fillings. Your teeth will [...]