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Studies have indicated that athletes tend to have frequent problems with their oral health, though the reasons for this are unclear. Experts believe the problem may be due to diet, mouth injuries or a combination of factors. Most athletes are aware of the potential for damage to their teeth and mouths, and they …

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When a tooth is infected on the inside, it will die if something is not done to save it. The solution is root canal therapy, which will restore the tooth and prevent its loss. Some people believe that having a diseased tooth pulled is a good alternative to root canal, but saving a tooth can prevent other problems …

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When you realize you need implant dentistry, you encounter many claims of dentists who are “tops” or “the best” or even the “clear choice” for implant dentistry. Friends and family or newspapers, radio or internet ads don’t really explain how dentists earn that status. Yet, there are discreet things to look for …

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You may have heard of the All-on-4 dental implant system, but you may not know much about it. The All-on-4 system replaces the arch of your teeth with a four point anchoring system for the implant fixture. This anchoring system uses four acutely angled anchor points to hold the implants securely and safely in …

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When you have a toothache, it is an indication that something is wrong with your teeth or their roots, and you should see a dentist to determine the cause. There may be some cases in which pain in your teeth or gums is coming from another source, but if a toothache is persistent or comes back, you should see a …

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What Is a Sleep Apnea Dental Appliance, and How Does It Work? While a CPAP device is the primary means of treating sleep apnea, some patients do not use the device every night like they should. They feel that the device is uncomfortable. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can lead to cardiovascular and other …

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“Flapless Surgery” takes place when a dental implant is inserted into the mouth without exposing the gingiva (gum). It is a minimally invasive approach that has the potential to decrease bone loss and soft tissue inflammation while decreasing surgical time. Flapless Surgery is a very detailed procedure that …

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When you realize you want a dentist who focuses on cosmetics, you encounter many claims of dentists who are “tops” or “the best.” Friends and family or newspapers, radio or internet ads don’t really explain how dentists earn “top dentist” or “best dentist” status. Yet, there are discreet things to look for when …

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Have you ever heard the expression “long in the tooth”? This refers to receding gums, a problem that tends to happen as we get older, but it can happen for other reasons besides the natural aging process. When the gums recede or pull back away from the teeth, bacteria can get into the area between the teeth and …

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