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NOV 6 2018
Cold Food and Sensitive Teeth November 6th, 2018

Winter may be upon us, and it’s pretty easy to beat the cold by adding on an extra layer or two of clothing. However, if your teeth are sensitive to the cold, you may want to think twice about having that snowball fight! Even one sip of an cool drink or bite of a cold dessert can send shockwa...

OCT 23 2018
The Function of Each Tooth October 23rd, 2018

Teeth help you chew your food to make it easier to digest, and each type of tooth has a slightly different shape for their respective job. They also help make your smile great! The five types of teeth include: Incisors Canines/Cuspids Premolars Molars Third Molars Incisors Often the firs...

MAY 1 2018
What is a Sinus Lift? May 1st, 2018

Has your dentist told you that you need a sinus lift? If so, you’re not alone: one in five people will need a sinus lift before their dental implants can be inserted. A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has tra...

APR 19 2018
What are Bone Grafts and Why are They Necessary? April 19th, 2018

For those who are missing one or more teeth, the cosmetic effect of a dental implant is unparalleled. Dental implants look and function the same as regular teeth, so a successful implant is just about undetectable. With any oral surgery, it is important to make sure that you understand bo...

APR 5 2018
Breaking Down Dental Specialties April 5th, 2018

Not sure of the difference between an endodontist and an orthodontist? Don't know whether you need a periodontist, a prosthodontist or a pedodontist? Many different types of oral healthcare providers could become involved in the care of your teeth, gums, and mouth. It is important to...

MAR 13 2018
What is Gum Contouring and Reshaping? March 13th, 2018

  If your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gum contouring surgery. Also known as gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this cosmetic dental procedure can even out an uneven gum line and give you a smi...

MAR 2 2018
What is Amelogenesis Imperfecta? March 2nd, 2018

Tooth enamel is composed almost exclusively of the mineral hydroxyapatite, making it the hardest tissue in the body. Although it helps create beautiful smiles, its most important role is protecting the teeth's more sensitive inner layers. Occasionally, however, a child's teeth develop without this v...

FEB 20 2018
What is the Importance of Saliva? February 20th, 2018

  Saliva isn’t something you probably spend much time thinking about. But did you know that at every moment of every day, your saliva is affecting your health? Saliva is vital for a healthy mouth, good digestion, and more. Read on to learn how saliva does a mouth good.  What is ...

FEB 13 2018
Genetics and Your Oral Health February 13th, 2018

Genetics and Your Oral Health Your parents may have given you more than just your eye color and your sense of humor: you also may have inherited an increased risk for dental problems. Yes, dental issues can run in the family, and it’s not just because you’ve learned bad habits from yo...

JAN 4 2018
What Do I Do if My Tooth is Knocked Out? January 4th, 2018

What Do I Do if My Tooth is Knocked Out? More than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year among children and adults. Dentists refer to a knocked-out tooth as an "avulsed" tooth. If you lose a tooth due to an accident or injury, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s lost for good. Takin...

DEC 26 2017
STDs and Your Oral Health December 26th, 2017

STDs and Your Oral Health Can having a sexually transmitted infection affect your oral health? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported each year -- and some of these diseases come with symp...

NOV 24 2017
Diabetes and Your Oral Health November 24th, 2017

Diabetes and Your Oral Health   Did you know that 29.1 million people living in the United States have diabetes? That’s 9.3% of the population. Approximately 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year and 8.1 million people living with diabetes don’t even know they have...

NOV 16 2017
Dental Emergencies and Oral First Aid Kits November 16th, 2017

Accidents, including those that affect your teeth and mouth, can happen at anytime of the day or night. Some oral injuries may need immediate treatment, while others can wait until your dentist's normal business hours. If the situation doesn’t call for immediate care, it is important to have ...

NOV 7 2017
Oral Piercings: What You Should Know November 7th, 2017

Oral Piercings: What You Should Know Oral piercings are a popular form of self-expression. While people think they look cool, they can be hazardous to your health. That’s because your mouth contains millions of bacteria, and infection and swelling often occur with mouth piercings. For instan...

OCT 31 2017
What Causes Bleeding Gums? October 31st, 2017

What Causes Bleeding Gums?   You're brushing your teeth and notice a bit of pink when you spit out the toothpaste. Or perhaps, you spot some blood on your dental floss. Noticing that your gums bleed when you brush or floss can be alarming -- while the occasional, small amount of blood may n...

OCT 3 2017
What Should I Know About Dry Mouth? October 3rd, 2017

What Should I Know About Dry Mouth?  Does your mouth feel parched? Do you have difficulty swallowing and trouble forming words? You may be one of the many people who experience dryness of the mouth from time to time. However, persistent dry mouth, also called xerostomia, can be a cause for co...

AUG 15 2017
What are Cold Sores and How Can They Be Treated? August 15th, 2017

What are Cold Sores and How Can They Be Treated? Did you know 90 percent of the population gets at least one cold sore in a lifetime, and 40 percent of American adults get cold sores repeatedly? They can be painful, uncomfortable and downright unattractive, beginning as a blister and eventua...