• Don't Lose Your Insurance Benefits!
    As I write this, we're heading into the end of September, and although it doesn’t seem like you should have to think about using your dental benefits this early, now Read more
  • Sleep Apnea and Related Jaw Problems
    Sleep apnea is a condition where your throat muscles relax during sleep, blocking your airway and interrupting your sleep. Almost 25% of the people who have sleep apnea also grind Read more
  • Why Does My Jaw Hurt?
    Your upper and lower jaws come together at a joint called the TemproMandibular Joint or TMJ. Just like any other body joint, your TMJ may get sore muscles around it Read more
  • Your Medications Can Affect Your Teeth and Your Gums
    You might not think that taking a pill (or pills) would affect your mouth, but it does!   Some medications (such as sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic pain medications, antimetabolites, and high blood pressure Read more
  • To Fluoride or Not To Fluoride? That Is The Question.
    Supporters of fluoride say that it helps prevent tooth decay by rebuilding your tooth enamel. The new enamel is harder and more resistant to tooth decay than your original tooth Read more
  • What Your Dentist Wants You To Know About Tobacco
    Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco, chaw, and pipe tobacco. Studies show that 80% of smokers start before their 18th birthday. Unfortunately, tobacco products can have many Read more
  • 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