Getting your teeth cleaned twice a year may not seem like a priority—you might have to take time off work, you might not have any problems, it feels like twice a year is too often. However, skipping those twice-yearly dental appointments has more of an impact on your oral...
There are many reasons people avoid taking care of their teeth. From dental anxiety to skipping brushing from lack of time, these choices don’t always feel conscious. Our smiles aren’t like a self-cleaning oven or a vehicle that can be taken to the car wash once every season—they need...
Are you suddenly experiencing teeth sensitivity? Do your teeth look longer than you remember? What about bleeding gums? All of these signs and symptoms could indicate that your gums are receding. Gum recession is an alarming condition, especially if your teeth are abnormally sensitive or your appearance has changed....
It’s estimated that over 64 million Americans have some form of gum disease. Ranging from mild to severe, this is one health problem you shouldn’t ignore. If you have any of the signs of gum disease—from bleeding while brushing to chronic bad breath—it’s imperative that you get a dental checkup as soon...
An uneven gumline can affect the appearance of the teeth even if the teeth themselves are straight and even. Having an irregular gumline can make some teeth look too small or too large depending on the person. Too much or too little gum tissue can cause the gums to appear uneven. Some...
Getting older increases our risk for several health problems, including those with our oral health. Even if you’ve been taking great care of your smile for years, you could still experience an increased risk of tooth and gum problems as you age. Visiting your dentist can keep your smile...
If you’ve ever been dehydrated, you know the feeling of a dry mouth. Your mouth may feel sticky or uncomfortable, or your breath may be less than pleasant. Dry mouth is a condition that has consequences for your oral health, especially if you suffer from chronic dry mouth, sometimes referred...
Periodontitis is a gum infection that’s part of gum disease (also called periodontal disease). Periodontitis can cause significant damage to the gums and even your jawbone if left untreated. Although this condition is fairly common, it’s also preventable! You can prevent gum disease and periodontitis simply by taking good...
While your risk for certain oral health conditions increases as you get older, losing teeth isn’t a natural part of the aging process. Your teeth are meant to last as long as you live! Taking care of your smile is important at every age. How can you maintain a beautiful,...
Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth that incorporate a small screw into your jaw with a crown fixed onto the end. Dental implants are rapidly becoming known as the most effective replacement for your natural teeth due to their strength, durability, and beauty. If you’re considering dental implants...