How to Manage Post-Filling Numbness

  One of the worst parts about having dental work done for most patients is the dreaded numbness that lingers long after your appointment is over. Novocaine is a local anesthetic drug that many dentists use for minor procedures and works by blocking the nerves in your body from sending pain signals to your brain. […]

Are Digital X-Rays Safer than Traditional X-Rays?

  Concerns about potential radiation exposure can leave patients troubled when it comes to the amount of radiation they are being exposed to over dental X-rays. Luckily most of today’s dentists have switched from using traditional X-rays, to safer digital X-rays which reduces radiation exposure by as much as 90 percent by switching from film […]

Could Women with Gum Disease Die Earlier?

  A new study is being published that states there could be a direct link between older women who have oral health issues, such as a history of periodontal disease, and having a 12% higher risk of premature death from other health conditions. Analysis showed that having a history of periodontal disease, which affects almost […]

What Most Adults Don’t Know About Their Oral Health

  Statistics are saying that one in three Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 are embarrassed by the condition of their teeth, and a slightly larger group of 30% cite pain, difficulty eating, missing work or other health problems in the last two years due to dental issues.   Don’t become a statistic […]

Will My Tooth Hurt After a Root Canal?

  A little anxious after hearing the dentist recommend a root canal at your latest checkup? Most people associate having a root canal with pain and discomfort. But having a root canal done is actually not so different from a standard filling – the removal of decay just goes deeper than a typical surface cavity. […]

How to Evaluate Your Gum Disease Risk

  There are certain factors that make you more likely to experience gum disease at some point in your life. While some of these factors are unavoidable, many are completely preventable. If you are at a high risk for developing gum disease based on your family genetics and background, take extra care with your oral […]

Surprisingly Dangerous Snacks for Your Teeth

How healthy are your regular snacks? More importantly – how healthy are your children’s? February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and we’re celebrating by promoting healthy eating awareness for kids everywhere.   While you know that soda and candy are terrible for your teeth, there are quite a few seemingly “healthy” snacks that do just […]

When it’s Possible to Reverse Tooth Decay

  If you’re frequently learning about small cavities at your dental exams, it’s time to make a few changes to your oral hygiene routine. Depending on the size of the cavity, you may even be able to send it running and reverse tooth decay through updated diet, oral hygiene and daily habits.   How Fluoride […]

Is Gum Recession Permanent?

  If you’ve been told at a recent dental appointment that your gum line is receding, don’t panic. With today’s technology, there are ways to rebuild your gum tissue and get your gum recession under control.   Leaving your tooth roots bare puts them at a heightened risk of decay, and advanced gum recession can […]

Better Brushing & Flossing This Year

  Think about the moment when you learned to brush your teeth. You probably can’t remember because we’re taught this important life skill at such a young age, and you’ve been brushing ever sense. But just like how other hygiene routines have changed with age, your oral hygiene habits should too.   It’s time for […]