dental blog

Nov
12

Gum Disease and Your Child, What Does it Mean?

Gum disease can start much earlier than you think. In fact, gum disease can start as early as childhood. In order to keep your child’s mouth safe, be aware of what types of gum disease are most common in kids and how to prevent them. While gum disease is more prevalent in adults, children are […]

Nov
5

Oral Health Problems in New Moms

We get it. When you’re a new mother, your top concern is your baby. Sometimes, however, this means neglecting the most important person…you! Here are some surprising ways your oral health can suffer during those crucial first few months of your baby’s life, and what to do if you encounter them.

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Oct
29

Angular Cheilitis & What it Means for Your Dental Health

The cooler months are upon us, and along with them come dry, cracked, bleeding skin. In addition to keeping a tube of lotion or lip balm next to you at all times, you may want to read up on Angular Cheilitis, a condition that may be causing the corners of your mouth to be cracked, […]

Oct
22

Meth Mouth

It is widely known that drug use, especially hard drug use, can cause tooth decay. The worst drug offender in ruining teeth, however, is methamphetamine. Methamphetamine, or ‘Meth’ is known as a powerfully addictive drug that can harm overall health, but it can also seriously affect oral health. According to the American Dental Association, Meth […]

Oct
15

Tooth Decay May Prohibit Growth in Children

As children grow, it’s only natural that we, as parents, go to great lengths to ensure they become healthy and happy adults. Recent studies have shown that tooth decay may affect the way children grow up. These studies found that tooth decay actually inhibits growth in children. Because of these findings, it is important for […]

Oct
8

Watch Out For Fluoride

Fluoride is a must if you want healthy, strong, cavity-free teeth. Fluoride hardens enamel, which helps prevent your teeth from decaying. But fluoride, which can often be found in your town’s drinking supply, may suddenly be harder to find. Many towns nationwide have decided to stop fluoridating the water to save money. Some towns have […]

Oct
1

A Whistling Sound Could Be a Bad Sign

Whether you are getting a root canal, a cosmetic procedure, or a cap, there are risks associated with every dental treatment. For dentists, any procedure that deals with the contour or position of the front teeth could affect the sounds a patient makes, in other terms; changes to the front teeth could alter how a […]

Sep
7

What Sickle Cell Anemia Patients Need to Know About the Dentist

A good healthcare provider always makes sure they have a full background on their patients, and it’s no different for dentists. As a patient, make sure that you are forthcoming with your dentist about any health issues you may have as well as giving them an extensive background on your health. Your dentist can only […]

Aug
31

New Ways to Floss Without Floss: Now There’s No Excuse To Opt Out!

When it comes to flossing, it’s not exactly the easiest thing to add organically to your routine. Sure, we are all told from childhood that flossing daily is crucial to oral health and preventing cavities/gum disease, and this is one hundred percent true. But in reality, how many of us truly floss at least once […]

Aug
24

A Breakdown of Dental Insurance

Why doesn’t my dental insurance pay for this? This is a frequently asked question when it comes to dental coverage. It is common for patients to be unsure of what their coverage actually covers and why they have certain limitations. Dental insurance can be very confusing, so, here are a few basics to help you […]