Category - News

22
May

The Importance of Dental Cleanings During Pregnancy

Thinking about Having A Baby, Or Recently Pregnant? If you’re considering getting pregnant, or are already expecting, concern over the status of your teeth might not be at the top of your list. However, if you’re early enough into a pregnancy, or planning one, you should actually schedule an appointment to see your dentist sooner …

2
May

Cracked Teeth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Cracked Teeth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment With people living longer and more stressful lives, cracked teeth are seen more and more often at the dentist’s office. Yet cracked teeth can be difficult to detect for a number of reasons, most notably that the pain often comes and goes. Because of the short periods of erratic …

20
Apr

What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath is caused by the buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off odors or gases. Bad breath is also referred to as halitosis. Food Odors Food trapped in different areas of the mouth causes bad breath. Particles of food can get trapped between teeth or in tonsils. Daily flossing is the …

3
Apr

Helping the Children of Belarus

On April 26, 1986, a botched reactor safety test in a corner of what was then the Soviet Union set off the worst nuclear accident in history. The radiation effects of the reactor explosion were about 400 times more potent than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. What is ABRO? ABRO is the American …

16
Mar

Risks of Oral Piercings

Risks of Oral Piercings An oral piercing is a small hole in your tongue, lip, cheek, or uvula made for jewelry. Although some see oral piercings as a way to make a statement, many people do not realize the many complications oral piercings can cause. Swelling After an oral piercing is placed, the area that has …

2
Mar

Smoking and Your Oral Health

Smoking and Your Oral Health There are many oral consequences of tobacco use. Smoking alone causes mouth sores, ulcers, gum disease, and oral cancer. Additionally, smoking affects both those who smoke as well as those exposed to second hand smoke. Periodontal Disease Fifty percent of smokers have periodontal disease. Smoking causes people to be more susceptible …

20
Feb

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetics are at a higher risk for gum problems. Serious gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes. How Does Gum Disease Occur When bacteria from your mouth settle into your gums, you have gum disease. Severe gum disease is called periodontitis, At this stage, …

2
Feb

A Guide To Tooth Whitening

Professional tooth whitening is a safe way to whiten the overall appearance of teeth. Professionally made custom trays help achieve optimal results. How Tooth Whitening Works Tooth whitening is a chemical process that whitens the tooth structure from the inside out. Peroxide in the whitening gel moves into the tooth structure where it breaks down molecules …

26
Jan

The Importance of Dental X-rays and Why They Are Safe

Importance of x-rays Dental x-rays are a useful diagnostic tool when helping your dentist detect damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam.  Without x-rays, cavities may go undetected to the point that teeth may require root canal therapy or even extraction. Undetected periodontal disease may lead to the need for extractions or …

11
Jan

Snoring and Sleep Apnea-How can your dentist help?

Snoring and Sleep Apnea-How can your dentist help?   Snoring occurs when the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, shrinking the airway. The smaller airway increases the speed of required air, causing soft tissues to vibrate, resulting in a snoring sound. At certain levels of severity, the tongue and soft tissues can cause complete blockage of …