• Why Your Gums Are Important and How To Keep Them Healthy
    Your gums are very important, but they often don’t get as much attention as your teeth.  Nearly 50% of people 30 years and older have some form of gum disease Read more
  • Flossing!
    We all know we should floss once a day, but few of us do. (Well,  ideally we’d floss after every meal, but realistically, we can only expect once a day.)  Read more
  • Your Digestive System And Your Dental Health
    Your digestive system begins with your mouth, where saliva lubricates your food and begins to break it down. Food then travels down your esophagus to your stomach where acids break Read more
  • Dental Implants--What You Need To Know
    A completely restored dental implant consists of three parts: The implant, which is a small titanium post placed in your jawbone The abutment, which attaches to the implant after healing time and Read more
  • Canker Sores! Ouch!
    Canker sores (also called apthous ulcers) usually occur inside your mouth  and make eating and talking uncomfortable. Their root cause is unknown, but we do know several factors that can Read more
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Dental Care
    Autism Spectrum Disorder covers a wide range of disorders, but the people who have them still need dental care. Various tendencies associated with autism spectrum disorder may complicate dental visits. Read more
  • Preventing Gum Disease
    Keeping your gums healthy doesn’t have to be difficult. When was the last time you considered the health of your gums? Most people really don’t think twice about whether their gums Read more
  • Jaw Bone: If You Don't Use It, You Lose It!
    Your teeth are held in your jaw by the bone that surrounds them. When you have teeth, your normal functioning (chewing etc.) stimulates the bone around your teeth, telling it Read more
  • Your Dental Insurance
    At least once a week I hear the phrase “I only want what my insurance covers.”  While I can certainly understand the desire to use the dental insurance that you Read more
  • Should You Whiten Your Teeth?
    May 31st is National Smile Day. People smile more when they like how their smile looks. We get many questions from people wanting whiter, brighter teeth. Is it just vanity Read more
  • Choosing a Toothbrush & How To Best Use It
    If you take a trip down the oral health aisle, you’re faced with a dizzying array of toothbrush choices. How do you choose which one is right for you? Soft bristles Read more
  • Oral Piercing: Fashion Statement or Recipe for Disaster?
    May 16th is listed as "Piercing Day" so it seemed apt to post about oral piercings today. Because so many celebrities have oral piercings, it may seem like a safe or Read more
  • What's Up With Your TMJ?
    TMJ can be a confusing term. It’s short for TemproMandibular Joint which is your jaw joint. You have2 TMJs (one on each side) and they connect your lower jaw to Read more
  • Governor Permits Dental Offices to Reopen
    Perhaps it is fitting that dental offices have been permitted to reopen during National Dental Care Month (May). However, the reopening does come with some changes! We hope this letter finds Read more
  • A Cautionary Tale
    I don’t share too many personal stories in this column, but there is one I would like to share with my readers.   When I was a teenager, I had braces. Not Read more
  • Teaching Your Children Proper Dental Habits
    How your family dentist in Lorain, OH, can help your child enjoy a healthy smile You teach your children lots of things, and now it’s time to teach them about proper Read more