dental blog

Feb
11

What Does Your Dentist’s Title Mean?

You have likely noticed the string of letters after you dentist’s name, but do you know what they mean? Well, we are here to clarify what that list of letters actually means. First of all, that string of consonants indicates that your dentist graduated from an accredited dental school. This means that your dentist is […]

Feb
4

Don’t Underestimate Smokeless Tobacco

It’s common knowledge that smoking affects your oral health, but let’s not forget about smoking’s destructive counterpart: smokeless chewing tobacco (also known as “snuff”). For those of you who are unfamiliar with this, snuff is a fine grain tobacco that a user places in their mouth between their lips and gums. As saliva generates, the […]

Jan
29

Burning Mouth Syndrome: What You Need to Know

Have you ever experienced a burning pain in your mouth for multiple days, months, or maybe even longer? If you have, you may be experiencing Burning Mouth Syndrome. Here is what you need to know! While any abnormalities in your mouth require a trip to the doctor, burning in your mouth is a clear sign […]

Jan
23

4 Questions to Ask an Orthodontist

If you have decided to take the leap and get braces, then there are a few questions that you need to ask your potential orthodontic specialist before choosing them. ”What is your experience?” Before picking an orthodontic specialist, make sure that they are well versed in orthodontic treatment and have done it before. Ask if […]

Jan
15

Common Signs of Teething

Your baby is growing up, and so are their teeth! According to the American Dental Association most babies develop their first tooth around six months of age. After that first eruption your baby will have a full set of primary teeth in three years. Although it is usually pretty easy to spot teething, we created […]

Jan
8

4 Common Oral Health Problems and How to Avoid Them!

Your smile is your best chance at making a great first impression. It’s the first thing people see, and it can be the key to opening a conversation, making a new friend, or even brightening someone’s day. So, if oral health issues are keeping your smile hidden, it’s time to do something about it! Here […]

Dec
21

Could 3D Printing Be the Future of Root Canals?

Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures in the United States. Annually, approximately 15 million are conducted. If you do the math, that’s around 41,000 a day! Despite their status as a mainstay in dentistry, as well as the best way to save a tooth, root canals can occasionally have adverse effect […]

Dec
4

Can Wisdom Teeth Stem Cells Be Used to Treat Corneal Scarring?

A scarred or scratched cornea is a condition that necessitates immediate treatment, and it could potentially lead to permanent vision loss. As of now, the options to treat this scarring include donor corneas replacing the damaged one, or donor tissues to try and regenerate the impaired tissue. However, teeth may provide another option! Recent findings […]

Nov
26

A New Solution To Enamel Loss?

Researchers at the University of Southern California have made a major breakthrough in the investigation of tooth enamel regrowth procedures. Tooth enamel is a nonliving tissue; unlike bone, enamel does not regrow naturally in the human body. Lack of tooth enamel can cause sensitivity and even pain in the mouth, making the tooth much more […]

Nov
19

The Scary Link Between Childhood Obesity and Tooth Decay

With childhood obesity on the rise, it is important to shed a spotlight on the issue. We’d like to do our part by examining one often overlooked aspect when discussing childhood obesity: the damage it does to teeth! We live in a world where everything is big. Our restaurant chains are big, our portion sizes […]