Being sick is never fun. From having a fever to vomiting to having a bad cough, illness can get the best of us. When you’re sick, taking care of yourself can be difficult. However, looking after yourself as well as your dental health is still just as important while you’re sick,...
Bottlemouth syndrome, sometimes referred to as baby bottle tooth decay, is a condition in which a child’s teeth get overexposed to sugar and they experience decay. Typically, the front teeth are the teeth most affected by bottlemouth syndrome, but any tooth in your child’s mouth can be affected. How does bottlemouth syndrome happen?...

How and Why Do Teeth Move?

Your teeth are durable and feel secure in your jaw. But while it’s true that connective tissue helps anchor your teeth in place, your teeth will naturally shift over your lifetime. However, there are some cases in which teeth shift that can be the result of a problem with your oral health....
People with diabetes are more at risk for problems with major organs such as the heart and kidneys, but did you know they’re also more at risk for periodontal disease? Also called gum disease, this common oral health condition can jeopardize your smile and even lead to tooth loss. What exactly is...
While teeth are meant to last for life, tooth loss is unfortunately a reality for many people. For some, an oral health condition has led to the loss, while for others, an accident or trauma has caused a tooth to fall out. But what factors might contribute to tooth loss? Oral Hygiene Oral...
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located on each side of your face just below your ears, is one of the most complex joints in the human body. Thanks to these joints, your jaw can open and close and move from side to side. Without your temporomandibular joints, chewing, speaking, yawning, and laughing would...
Dental crowns are typically made with porcelain ceramic and are strong, lifelike replicas of your natural teeth. These dental restorations are excellent options to restore teeth that have been affected by cracks, chips, deep staining, decay, and other issues. With dental crowns, you can still retain your natural tooth but protect it...
Getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth involves a minor surgical procedure. During the procedure, a post will be inserted into your jawbone. This post is typically made of metal or ceramic, and will become the foundation for your final tooth restoration, a dental crown. Dental implant surgery is considered to be...
Braces are excellent tools for straightening teeth and correcting bites, but they do make your pearly whites difficult to clean! Consisting of brackets, which are temporarily cemented to your teeth, and connecting wires, braces make it difficult for your toothbrush to make much contact with the surfaces of your teeth, which can...
Although the number of smokers had steadily declined in the past few decades, over 30 million Americans still smoke cigarettes . Smoking increases your risk for many different chronic diseases, including cancer and heart disease, and is one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide. Cigarettes can cause tooth discoloration and...