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 […]

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 […]

Oral Hygiene After Tooth Extraction: What to Do

  Whether you’ve just had a tooth extraction, or you’re preparing to have the procedure, there are a few good practices to follow for after you have oral surgery.   Every surgery and each patient is different. It will be up to you and your surgeon to determine where you fall on the care spectrum, […]

Skip Dental Emergencies Over the Holidays

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year…unless you have a dental emergency outside of business hours! The holidays are upon us – and with them, a slew of new stresses. Don’t let a dental emergency be one of those stressful holiday moments and follow these easy ways to protect your teeth during this […]

Sleep Apnea FAQ

Worried you might not be sleeping soundly? It’s time to talk about sleep apnea. If you suspect that your breathing is being interrupted at night (more on how to tell whether this might be happening below), it’s time to meet with a professional who can help.   If you’re uncertain of where to get started, […]