Having a missing tooth can make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious. Fortunately, there are a variety of solutions to replace a tooth that can be done quickly and will be indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Every case will be different, and it is best to speak with a dentist to find out what options will […]
A few minutes that could save your life The fact that you don’t hear much about oral cancer could be a good thing or a bad thing. It’s not that uncommon – the National Cancer Institute predicts more than 40,000 people will be diagnosed with it in 2012, and that close to 8,000 will die […]
You may have heard some people refer to a crown as a “cap.” While overly simplified, that is a good basic description of what a crown is. We remove the defective or damaged parts of the tooth and then “cap” it with a replacement that mimics the original tooth structure. However, that description is a […]
Believe it or not, it’s not because we like to hear ourselves talk! It’s about trying to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Every member of our staff wants to make you more comfortable during your visit. In fact, our offices – from the reception area to the exam rooms – were also specially designed […]
In an earlier blog post The Battle Against Bad Breath, I talked primarily about food and poor oral hygiene as the culprits. Someone asked for more detail about bad breath causes and what can be done about it, so I’m providing a more in-depth answer this time, including some causes that must be treated by […]
Being told that you need to have a tooth extracted is a sore subject (no pun intended) for many people. This is most often the case when it comes to having your wisdom teeth taken out (as so many of us do). Let’s explore the issue some more though. What Happens During an Extraction & […]
The human body is an incredibly complex interwoven machine. It is amazing how imbalances in one area can cause changes in a completely different part of the body. For example, did you know that people living with diabetes have a much higher then normal risk of periodontal disease? According to Seniorhealth.about.com: Thickening of blood vessels […]
Do you experience problems swallowing, speaking, have a constantly sore throat, or just feel like no matter how much water you drink, it isn’t enough? Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a condition caused by a decrease in the amount of saliva in the mouth when the salivary glands are not working properly. These […]
When someone enters their late teens or early twenties, their wisdom teeth usually begin emerging. At this point, regular dental practice is to remove the wisdom teeth since up to 90% of the population doesn’t have room for them in their mouth. A commonly asked question is “why do we have wisdom teeth if there’s […]
If you’re a pregnant woman, it’s very important that you visit your dentist regularly. Evidence suggests that serious gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can cause premature birth and low birth weight. In fact, the risk of having a premature baby is seven times higher for women with severe gum disease. When women are pregnant, […]
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