Prepare for the Holidays with a Dental Exam and Cleaning

One of the best times of year to get dental treatment is before the holidays. Getting your teeth cleaned (and perhaps whitened) so that you can look your best in holiday photos is a natural part of preparing for guests of several days or weeks. It is also a great time of year to get… Read more »

Why You Should Ditch Home Teeth Whitening and Schedule an Appointment

Have you been thinking about whitening your own teeth? There are a lot of teeth whitening products on the market, with most of them available at a store in your hometown. So why should you even consider more expensive professional whitening? There are a lot of reasons you should ditch those home kits and see… Read more »

How Dental Implants Make Dentures More Comfortable and Convenient

Chances are your dentist didn’t tell you much when you got your dentures. They might have told you what foods to avoid so that the denture plate won’t break, like hard nuts or brittle foods and candies. They might have told you how to care for your dentures, but they probably didn’t explain what you… Read more »

Signs You Need a Dental Appliance Adjustment or Replacement

Did you know that your dental appliance was never meant to be permanent? Most dentists won’t tell you when you get your dentures that you may have to get them again in the future. Whether or not you need to replace your partial or full dentures depends on when they were made and how old… Read more »

Coronavirus Safety: When to Make or Postpone a Dental Appointment

Many people are concerned about the pandemic and their risk of infection. Especially if you already have chronic health problems or a compromised immune system, you need to stay home as much as possible. But you also have to take care of your health, and that includes dental care. While there are some instances in… Read more »

What to Do About a Cavity

Did you suddenly notice a sharp pain while chewing or drinking? You might have a cavity. The treatment you need depends on the severity of the decay, but you will definitely need to see a dentist. In the meantime, there are some things you can do to make yourself more comfortable and prevent the problem… Read more »

Why Braces Are Medically Important

Are your child’s teeth crowding, angling, or otherwise not coming in properly? If your child’s smile is beginning to look a bit crooked, you might be wondering how important it is to correct this problem with braces. Braces are very expensive. They are definitely an investment, even if you have the assistance of insurance, but… Read more »

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 »