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Sugary Drinks and Dental Health

Your dental health is precious and preserving vital oral tissue is something that people should keep in mind on a daily basis. Our modern diets, which are prevalent in acid and sugar, can lead to permanently damaged teeth and dental caries (tooth decay). These beverages can also contribute to gum disease. Sugary drinks are especially […]

Is your diet at the root of your dental issue?

We all know that what we eat is important for our health and wellbeing but sometimes we overlook the fact that our diet affects our oral health, too. This is why a dentist will ask questions about your dietary and lifestyle habits during dental checkups. Understanding what patients eat and don’t eat is important for […]

Do I really need to pay attention to my tongue?

Many times, our tongues are overlooked when we think about our oral health. Oral healthcare providers like your dentist, however, always take a look at your tongue during checkups. This is because your tongue is an integral part of the oral health system. Beyond the tongue’s role in our oral health, it is a fascinating […]

Detecting Gum Disease Early

Gum disease – especially in its advanced stages – is a major danger to your oral health. During routine checkups, dentists always look for potential signs of gum disease in an effort to curb this pervasive condition’s effect on oral health. When gum (periodontal) disease goes undiagnosed and untreated, it can progress rapidly into a […]

Brushing and Flossing Do More Than Just Clean Teeth

Practicing proper daily oral hygiene is paramount to establishing a foundation of good oral health. In fact, brushing and flossing do more than just clean your teeth. Flossing and brushing help prevent disease, reduce the amount of harmful oral bacteria in the mouth, and keep the gums and other soft oral tissue healthy. Since oral […]

The Benefits of 3D Technology

Traditional radiographs (X-rays) are only two-dimensional and when used in medicine and dentistry, they have limitations. Fortunately, some dentists – including our oral surgeon – use three-dimensional technology when diagnosing conditions and planning treatment to enhance patient care. Three-dimensional imaging produces far more detailed images of the head, neck, and oral cavity. This technology has […]

How can I preserve my teeth as I age?

Maintaining good oral health is important at any age—especially in one’s later years. Oral function is a part of our daily lives, from chewing to using the entire oral health system to speak properly. When it comes to keeping teeth and gums healthy during our later years, dentists recommend that patients commit to practicing proper […]

Healthy Dental Habits to Follow

Patients who establish good dental hygiene habits can stave off problems like severe decay or advanced gum disease that can create the need for surgical tooth extractions and tooth replacement procedures like dental implant placement. The best oral hygiene regimens begin at home. Patients should brush their teeth twice a day, for two minutes each […]

Jaw Pain After a Fall: What your dentist says you should do

Many patients consult with dentists for treatment following a fall that results in facial trauma. Depending on the severity of the fall, a jaw fracture can occur. If you fail to pursue treatment for a jaw fracture, the long-term effects can be very detrimental. Your ability to chew and speak may be compromised, and your […]

What Protection Does a Mouthguard Provide?

The teeth and bones are among the hardest and most durable tissues in our bodies. Yet, they are still vulnerable to trauma and injuries, sometimes requiring the use of protective devices and additional safety practices in order to keep our smiles intact. When it is necessary to provide strong physical protection and coverage for the […]