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 »

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 »