Gum disease isn’t just for adults. It can affect kids of any age who have either their primary or adult teeth. The beginning stage is gingivitis, which can progress to more advanced stages of gum disease if not treated. Ensuring your children take care of their teeth is one...
A recent news story about a young truck driver who died after a tooth infection spread to his lungs got me thinking about my own experience with patients of late. Over the past few months I have treated a dramatic increase in the number and severity of dental...
What Is Holistic Dentistry, and Is it Right for You? You may have heard friends or family mention holistic dentistry. But what exactly is it? Holistic dentistry is a field of dentistry in which dentists believe that your entire body is affected by your oral health. Although holistic dentistry doesn’t necessarily...
Giving back has become an integral part of any successful business. Patients want to work with doctors and consumers want to purchase from companies that have an active interest in the community as well as the planet! Finding a dentist who gives back to their community has its advantages....
If you’ve ever had a canker sore, you know how painful they can be. Canker sores are the result of an autoimmune response by the body that affects the tissues in the mouth. They are often related to stress, lack of sleep, or even certain foods, such as citrus...
Most people are familiar with common foods that can crack teeth or even cut gum tissue, including popcorn kernels, ice, and hard candies. However, protecting your smile goes further than avoiding these foods. The category of harmful foods is larger than you might think, and includes some common food items you didn’t know...
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is when your gums recede back from your teeth, creating space that gets bigger over time. The infection that takes place in this space creates inflammation that affects the connective tissue between your teeth and jaw, so when left untreated, your teeth...
Tooth decay affects the vast majority of Americans, but that doesn’t mean this condition is normal. Your teeth are strong and are meant to last a lifetime, so taking care of them is of the utmost importance. Cavities that result from tooth decay don’t form overnight. There are stages of...
Vaping, the practice of using e-cigarettes—an electronic form of the real thing—has become much more popular in recent years. Consumers are convinced these smoking devices are less harmful than traditional cigarettes, making their use prevalent among teens and adults alike. Since e-cigarettes and vaping are relatively new, long-term research isn’t available, but...
Tooth abscesses are painful infections that occur either in your tooth or around your tooth. Often, an abscess may result as an infection that’s begun in the tooth and then has spread to the areas surrounding the tooth. A tooth abscess could even be between your gum and your...

Recent Posts