A cavity, which is a small hole in your tooth that occurs when your tooth enamel is damaged from bacteria, acids and plaque, needs treatment to go away. If you keep ignoring a cavity, it won’t get better on its own. Over time, it will worsen until it can...
Oral thrush is an infection in the oral cavity caused by overgrowth of a fungus called Candida albicans. Almost everyone has this fungus, which is naturally present in the body, but when the fungus overgrows in the mouth, an infection can happen. Infants and people who are immunocompromised are more...
Dental sedation is the practice of using medications to help patients who have dental anxiety to relax during their procedure. For some patients, only mild sedation is needed to help alleviate their dental anxiety. For others, they may need a deeper level of sedation to feel comfortable. Every patient is...
Your teeth are strong—but they’re not indestructible. Bad habits, especially when they happen over a long period of time, absolutely have the potential to damage teeth. Do you have any of the bad habits below? If so, it might be time to tweak your practices to better protect your...
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders encompass problems with the joints that connect your jaw to your skull on either side of your head. These joints can be affected by arthritis, inflammation and even a misaligned bite. Millions of people suffer from problems associated with TMJ disorders, which can lead to...
Getting your kids to eat healthy can be a challenge! Yet, healthy foods are so important for your child’s well-being, especially when it comes to their dental health. Encouraging your child to eat healthy foods can not only support their oral health now, but set the foundation for them to...
Gum disease is unfortunately common, with nearly half of all adults in the United States having some form of gum disease . Catching gum disease early can help you keep your treatment to a minimum and reverse the condition to restore your smile. To successfully treat gum disease, your dentist...
If your dentist has told you that you need a “deep cleaning”, you may be wondering what exactly this means. How is it different from a regular teeth cleaning? A deep cleaning is also called a gum scaling and root planing procedure, and your dentist will suggest it if you have...
Teeth grinding typically happens when people are unaware of it, either while awake or asleep. For some people, teeth grinding, or bruxism, can go on for years without much awareness of it. However, if you’ve noticed you have a headache when waking up, an aching jaw, or sensitive teeth, it’s...
Sugar has been well documented as being bad for your oral health . Sugar isn’t just acidic, but it causes oral bacteria to produce acids, which can attack tooth enamel. The result can be sensitive teeth, an increased risk for cavities, and tooth discoloration. Unfortunately, added sugar is hiding in...

Recent Posts