You know you should visit your dentist every six months—but why do you need to get your teeth cleaned so often? Aren’t you doing a good enough job at home? The truth is that even with great home care habits, plaque still accumulates in places you can’t reach in your mouth. By...
The Tooth Fairy has been a tradition across cultures for generations. The American Tooth Fairy we know today is a story of a woman that comes to take lost baby teeth, which the kids place under their pillow for pickup. In the morning, kids find money, a toy, or...
If you’re frequently experiencing heartburn and indigestion, you could actually be suffering from acid reflux. Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a condition in which acids used in the stomach to break down food leech into the esophagus. Acid reflux can cause painful and frustrating symptoms such...
Otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) frequently treat patients with sinus infections, and research has shown that between 10 and 12 percent of sinus infections are caused by dental problems, especially root canal lesions (abscesses). The otolaryngology literature reports that the dental-related causes of maxillary sinusitis are often underdiagnosed, leading...
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...
Wisdom teeth are the last of our adult teeth to erupt. They’re located in the rear of our mouths and aren’t seen until we’re almost adults, and for some, not even until the early 20s! For the majority of people today, wisdom teeth cause some type of problem and so...
Our genes influence nearly everything about us, so it’s certainly true that aspects of our dental health would be linked to our parents and other family members. However, just how much of our oral health is the result of our genes and how much is influenced by our actions? The truth is...
A dental implant is a tooth replacement that helps restore the appearance and function of your teeth. Dental implants are strong, lifelike, and can complete your smile when you having missing teeth. The actual implant consists of a small screw that’s inserted into the jaw onto which a dental crown will be placed....
The severity of dental fluorosis varies and while many people won’t have their appearance dramatically affected, others will. What exactly is dental fluorosis and what can you do about it?
Sleep apnea is a debilitating sleep disorder that can actually shorten a person’s life. People who suffer from sleep apnea will stop breathing at numerous points during their sleep due to the muscles in their throat blocking the passage of air to their lungs. Sleep apnea has several causes, and unless the...

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