Deciding to Pull a Tooth or Save It

No one wants to have a hole in their mouth, but sometimes saving a tooth just isn’t possible or recommended. The decision is ultimately up to your dentist, and it will be based on an examination, x-rays, and other tests or information. Before going to the dentist, it is a good idea to know the… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Birth Control and Your Oral Health

Did you know that your body’s hormones have an impact on your oral health? Teens going through puberty are more likely to have gum disease or cavities. Pregnant women are more prone to these as well. Women going through menopause will also notice some changes in their teeth and gums, but these changes can also… Read more »

The Connection Between Gum Disease and Stroke

Many people don’t realize just how much your oral health impacts your overall physical health. One of the oral conditions that is often overlooked or undertreated is gum disease. Most people will ignore sensitive or bleeding gums until they end up at the dentist for another problem. This can be a big mistake because gum… Read more »

Signs Your Child Needs a Braces Consultation

It is important that you take your child to the dentist every six months for a routine checkup, but it may be necessary to make an extra appointment. If you have noticed that your child’s teeth do not seem to be coming in straight or if they are having issues getting their adult teeth, your… Read more »

What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health and How to Keep It Clean

Did you know that your tongue can tell you a lot about your overall physical health? Changes in the tongue is a symptom of several possible conditions. Characteristics of the changes will vary and correspond to certain signs. For example, if your tongue is white, it could mean that you are not cleaning your tongue… Read more »

How Often You Should Change Your Toothbrush (And Other Dental Tips)

When was the last time you changed your toothbrush? How do you decide when to buy a new one? Most people use their toothbrushes far longer than recommended. The reason that toothbrushes can come so cheaply is because they are supposed to be a consumable. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three… Read more »

Root Canal or Tooth Extraction? Differences and Benefits

Whenever possible, a good dentist will try to save your existing teeth. There are a lot of benefits to keeping your own teeth rather than getting extractions and dental appliances. However, sometimes saving the tooth is not possible. Here’s what you need to know. What Is a Root Canal? A root canal is a treatment… Read more »

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

You know that if you break a bone or cut your hand you go to the emergency room or urgent care for immediate medical treatment. But what do you do when your emergency involves your mouth? Emergency rooms and urgent cares are not equipped to handle the various problems that can cause tooth pain. Whether… Read more »

Benefits and Advantages of CEREC Technology

Have you ever had to have a crown? If so, you have already experienced the traditional process for getting a crown. If not, you have probably heard of the cost and how long it takes. Today, there is a new technology from CEREC that allows crowns to be completed in just one day. Here are… Read more »

Four Daily Habits That Will Protect Your Oral Health

Are you concerned about your oral health? If not, you should be. Your oral health has a massive effect on your overall health. It affects nutrition, bone density in the jaw, and can spread infection to the rest of the body. As part of protecting your oral health, you should see your dentist for an… Read more »