April 2021

Chronic Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

2020-12-31T21:29:37+00:00

Dry Mouth Can Be Harmful Oral health includes a healthy flow of saliva. Dry mouth (also called xerostomia) is usually just a short term symptom of dehydration. However, if reduced saliva flow becomes a chronic issue, it can lead to more serious dental problems. That's because saliva coats teeth to provide a protective layer against [...]

Chronic Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)2020-12-31T21:29:37+00:00

March 2021

The Good News About a Root Canal

2020-12-28T23:23:05+00:00

Root Canal Therapy Halts Pain Many patients associate "root canal" with pain. In fact, this procedure is about pain relief. Toothache/tooth pain is commonly due to the buildup of pressure inside an infected tooth. When the nerve is damaged, conventional fillings won't stop the pain. The answer is to remove the nerve within the tooth [...]

The Good News About a Root Canal2020-12-28T23:23:05+00:00

Coping With Dental Fear

2020-12-28T23:20:14+00:00

We Have Suggestions It's normal to have some level of anxiety about going to the dentist, especially if you're expecting bad news. For many others, however, this anxiety rises to the level of fear/phobia. These patients may experience advanced signs of stress such as shaking, confusion, heart palpitations, or changes in blood pressure. Unfortunately, this [...]

Coping With Dental Fear2020-12-28T23:20:14+00:00

Tooth Tips For Babysitters

2020-12-28T23:18:12+00:00

Helpful Tips For Babysitters (And Parents!) A sleepless child is a babysitter's nightmare. To keep babies or young children sleeping soundly (and safely) keep these tips in mind: Bedtime Fussing? Could Be Teething. If the baby is under three and fussing, it could be teething pains. You can ease some of the discomforts by rubbing [...]

Tooth Tips For Babysitters2020-12-28T23:18:12+00:00

Nutritious Food Groups

2020-12-28T23:16:23+00:00

For a Healthy Diet These nutritious foods can build health, ward off disease, and taste wonderful! Fatty fish—broiled, baked, or grilled—may lower triglycerides and blood pressure, increase good cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk of clotting. Whole grains are full of fiber, flavor, and texture. They may lower your risk of heart disease, Type II [...]

Nutritious Food Groups2020-12-28T23:16:23+00:00

February 2021

Grow Older with Your Teeth

2020-12-28T23:14:43+00:00

As we grow older, it's natural for changes in our mouths, gums, and jawbone to occur. However (thanks to preventive dentistry) people nowadays are keeping their natural teeth longer and longer. Prevent Tooth Loss as you Grow Older Neglect is the main cause of tooth loss, and most problems can be prevented with a simple [...]

Grow Older with Your Teeth2020-12-28T23:14:43+00:00

Do You Have TMJ Pain?

2020-12-28T23:12:31+00:00

Helping You Solve TMJ Pain Some 10 million people suffer from some form of TMJ Disorder: from clicking or popping whenever they yawn, to intense migraine-like pain in the area around their ears. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge between your jaw and skull. The bone and muscles permit your jaw to move—not just up [...]

Do You Have TMJ Pain?2020-12-28T23:12:31+00:00

Chronic Inflammation & Gum Disease

2020-12-28T23:10:52+00:00

Gum Disease may be a sign of systemic inflammation Unlike acute inflammation (your body's defense against illness or injury) chronic inflammation simultaneously heals and destroys tissue. It's what happens when the immune system doesn't know when to stop, and often leads to such diseases as heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and gum disease. Dentally [...]

Chronic Inflammation & Gum Disease2020-12-28T23:10:52+00:00

The Anatomy of a “Perfect” Smile

2020-12-28T23:08:52+00:00

You've probably noticed that a friendly greeting (along with a bright smile) usually gets a smile in response! It's a good feeling we humans are lucky to share. But, what exactly composes a fine smile? What Makes Teeth Beautiful? The Smile Line There are dimensions to the ideal smile that dentists work to achieve. In [...]

The Anatomy of a “Perfect” Smile2020-12-28T23:08:52+00:00

January 2021