Oral Health and Exercise

Are you concerned with the health of your teeth? Do you brush for two minutes at a time twice a day? Do you make a point of flossing daily and visit a dentist at least twice a year for a routine cleaning? If so, good for you—but we have something else you can try. In… Read more »

Initial Symptoms of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer to Watch Out For

It’s estimated by the American Dental Association 1 in 92 adults will develop some form of oral or pharyngeal cancer in their lifetime. On the average, men are twice as likely to develop oral cancer than women. While the average age of detection is 62 years old, increased risk factors such as a family history… Read more »

Teething: What You Need to Know

The primary teeth, which are also called “baby teeth,” are as important as the adult permanent teeth. They guide the permanent teeth into their proper positions, as well as help your child eat and speak. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, the permanent teeth may drift into the vacant space, which makes it… Read more »

Useful Information About Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays are a safe, helpful diagnosing tool. Our dentist uses them to spot any dental issues that are difficult to detect with the naked eye. At , we utilize digital X-rays to: – Detect changes in the root canal or the surrounding bone from infection – Help Dr. prepare for dental implants, dentures, or… Read more »

Do You Have an Abscessed Tooth?

An abscessed tooth, also known as a periapical abscess, is a pocket of pus (a thick, yellowish fluid) in a tooth caused by an infection. This can develop when the nerve of the tooth is dying or dead. It happens on the tip of the tooth’s root and spreads out. If the pus is not… Read more »

The Problem with Dry Mouth

If you experience dry mouth you are not alone. Dry mouth is a common problem stemming from a decrease in saliva produced by the salivary glands. It can arise as a side effect of medication or by a condition that directly affects the salivary glands. Proper saliva production is vital because it helps prevent tooth… Read more »

Do You Have Receding Gums?

Do you have red, swollen, tender or bleeding gums? Or have a bad taste in the mouth that won’t go away, along with bad breath? These are indications of gum disease, especially if you can actually see your gums receding from the teeth. What are receding gums? This is when the gum tissue surrounding teeth pulls… Read more »

Do Your Pearly Whites Look More Like Pearly Yellows? Try Teeth Whitening!

Everyone wants to have a white smile, but you may notice that your pearly whites have started to look more like pearly yellows. You always want to look your best, so here is some information about the substances that stain teeth and how you can reverse this process. What Causes Tooth Stains? How does a… Read more »

Your Smile and Teeth Sensitivity

  What can you do about teeth sensitivity? Fortunately, our dentist will be able to give you specific advice—however, not before discovering the root of your problem. To help you know what to expect, we’re happy to give you an idea of what to expect. Would you be surprised to learn that your teeth could… Read more »

Routine Care Tips for Your Crown

A crown essentially replaces the enamel of a tooth that has been damaged by injury or tooth decay. Most crowns are made from materials like gold, base metals or porcelain, which are not subject to tooth decay. While the crown itself is not subject to these problems you still need to offer it routine care… Read more »