Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency?

Emergencies of any kind are never welcome. But they can be especially stressful when they involve your mouth or your teeth. While dental emergencies are difficult to prevent entirely, there are some ways you can prepare for the event if it were to occur – even if that means just gaining knowledge about what requires […]

Yes, Baby Teeth Do Matter!

The primary teeth, commonly referred to as “baby teeth,” are the first teeth to erupt from a child’s gums in the first few years of life. There are a total of 20 primary teeth. Since the primary teeth are only temporary and eventually fall out for permanent teeth to take their place, many parents falsely […]

Why Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth removal is very common. In fact, extracting these back molars can almost be viewed as a “rite of passage” for teenagers, as the procedure is most often performed between the ages of 17 and 21. However, not every teen or young adult is told they need wisdom teeth removal – which begs the […]

Overcoming Bad Breath For Good

Do you rely on breath mints or chewing gum to get you through the day? Do you often back away from others when speaking? Dealing with chronic bad breath can be a hassle as well as a major threat to your self-esteem. Nearly 50 million Americans experience chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis. While […]

Why Are My Gums Receding?

Do your teeth look longer than they used to? Do you experience sensitivity when you eat ice cream or drink coffee? These are signs that you may have receding gums. Gum recession is a common oral health condition. It occurs when the soft tissues that support your teeth recess or lower down from their proper […]

Improving Your Smile Shouldn’t Be Stressful

Cosmetic dentistry can involve a wide range of treatments, from simple tooth-colored bonding to fix a stubborn stain to a full smile makeover with porcelain veneers or dental implants. Unfortunately, there are many adults who avoid cosmetic dentistry because they think it would be stressful. Regardless of whether you are afraid of the time commitment, […]

Could Dental Implants Solve Your Denture Woes?

Traditional dentures have come a long way in past decades. Now, they look more realistic as well as fit more comfortably than ever before. However, despite the updated designs, removable dentures continue to have some setbacks. It is common for denture wearers to suffer from ill-fitting dentures or need more frequent relines than they had […]

Your Teeth Grinding Habit: What’s at Stake?

Your smile is more powerful than you may think. Not only are your teeth made of the hardest substance in your entire body, but the human bite is remarkable strong. In fact, when all the jaw muscles work together to close the teeth, they exhibit a force as much as 55 pounds on the incisor […]

Warning Signs of Oral Cancer: Not All as Obvious as You Expect

Knowing the warning signs of anything bad can help you in the long run. You have a gas gauge on your automobile to warn you when you are getting low on gas. Your pants begin to become uncomfortably tight warning you when you have indulged in too many desserts. Your mouth also has warning signs […]