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Your Natural Teeth Are Here to Stay!

Save Your Tooth Month means sharing the best ways to help keep your teeth!   Dear Patients, It’s time to relieve your dental pain and keep your natural teeth– all in one procedure! You may be asking yourself, or your dentist, “How can I do this?” The answer is simple and straightforward: root canal treatment. […]

Oral Cancer– Spreading Awareness Where It’s Needed

April is dedicated to oral (or oropharyngeal) cancer awareness and the estimated 53,000 Americans that will be diagnosed this year. Each year the number of those diagnosed, and the number of lives taken by this horrible disease increases. This means that approximately 145 Americans are diagnosed each day and 1 life is taken every hour– […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Breathe Better, Sleep Better

What is OSA?  Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that blocks airways and prevents one from properly breathing. OSA is a type of sleep apnea that occurs when a sleeping person stops breathing for 10 or more seconds. This can be due to a variety of reasons such as the size of […]

Gum Disease – Can It Be Spread From Person to Person?

Did you know that about 47% of adults (30+) have at least some variation of gum disease and the Center for Disease control claims 70% of adults (65+) have periodontal disease?  Gum disease, which is sometimes known as periodontal disease, is a chronic pathological inflammatory condition. This results in health issues with your gums, bone, […]

A Guide to Dental Anesthesia

Whether you get local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia is usually dependent on how difficult the dentist thinks your procedure will be. Here’s your guide to the different types of dental anesthesia available.       Local Anesthesia: Under local anesthesia you are awake, you may feel pressure, but you won’t feel pain. Your dentist or oral surgeon […]

Coconut Oil for a Whiter, Brighter, and Healthier Smile

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen revealed one of her health secrets, in her book, “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life”. As part of her morning routine, she wakes up around 5 a.m. and swishes coconut oil around her mouth. This daily ritual called Oil Pulling serves “to clean out all the guck and to detoxify teeth […]

Advantage Arrest™: Silver Diamine Fluoride 38%

Silver Diamine Fluoride has been utilized for hundreds of years, and is now easier to use than ever!     What it Is: The first ever cavity-fighting liquid, Silver Diamine Fluoride, stops and reverses tooth decay before it appears. Halting the formation of caries (decay) in an earlier stage ultimately prevents the need for dental […]

Being Active Benefits Your Oral Health

What is Gum Disease? Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It is often caused by poor oral hygiene which allows for plaque to build up on teeth and harden. Some symptoms of gum disease include bad breath, red and swollen gums, tender or bleeding gums, painful chewing. […]

Dental Hygiene Tips for a Healthy, Happy Mouth

Brush your mouth properly, at least two minutes, twice daily! You shouldn’t just be brushing your teeth, because your tongue, your gums, and the roof of your mouth also need a good cleaning! To brush properly, place the bristles of the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle toward the gum line so that the bristles are touching the […]

Putting Off That Pesky Wisdom Tooth?

Most people don’t have the removal of their wisdom teeth high on their to-do list, especially if they are not bothering you. However, they can cause trouble for you and your mouth in the future if you don’t have them taken care of.   What do Wisdom Teeth do in your mouth? Wisdom teeth aren’t […]