benefits of dental implants

A dental implant is a structure that is set to replace the root of the tooth, and support another dental prosthetic. While back in 1999 the prevalence of dental implants was at 0.7 percent, today this number has made its way up to well over 5.5 percent. So why have dental implants grown in popularity, and […]

Sleep Dentistry

When you hear, “sleep dentistry”, do you picture yourself snoozing during a cleaning? In fact, this doesn’t have anything to do with sedation dentistry such as laughing gas or anesthesia. Is your curiosity piqued? Keep reading to learn more about sleep dentistry and how it works. What Is Sleep Dentistry? If you have trouble getting […]

socket preservation

Are you planning to have a tooth extracted due to damage, decay, or gum disease? If so, then your dentist may recommend a corresponding socket preservation procedure. This treatment can help preserve your jaw in the area where the extraction occurred. Today, we’re sharing how the process works and why you may need it.  Bone Loss After […]

Oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene isn’t just a sign of a healthy mouth and teeth. It’s also indicative of overall health. Poor oral health may cause gum disease, tooth loss, and even jaw bone damage. Meanwhile, leaving mouth infections untreated can lead to health issues like heart disease and diabetes. You don’t want to suffer these consequences. So, […]

sleep apnea

While we have a habit of treating oral health as something distinct from the rest of the body, in reality, our oral health and our overall health are all part of the same whole. The human body is an amazing thing, and its various parts and systems interact in complex and dynamic ways. A particularly […]

dental tools

Let’s face it, there’s a lot going on in the dentist’s office. While the atmosphere may be cheerful and calm, it’s also a busy place with a great deal happening around you. One of the most common questions we get from patients is about equipment. Boiled down: what are all those things in the dentist’s […]

wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are deeply entrenched in popular culture, generally as a joke about painful dental procedures and the oft-dubious joys of growing up. As a result of their popularity as a source of anecdotal humor, however, there are a number of misconceptions and misunderstandings about wisdom teeth, what they are, and what they do.  That’s […]

man flossing

We’re taught from childhood that brushing and flossing are the two most important things we can do at home in order to care for our oral health. This remains true for a lifetime–an effective brushing and flossing routine combined with good diet and hydration go a long way towards keeping your teeth and gums healthy. […]

lyme disease

Lyme disease is well known, but the popular understanding of the condition is often wrought with misconceptions and partial understandings of what the illness is and does. In particular, many of the long-term health complications resulting from Lyme Disease are often underreported. This applies to the complex relationship between Lyme Disease and oral health, which […]

clear aligners

Clear aligners are one of the biggest advancements in modern dentistry and orthodontics. Sold under various brand names like Six Month Smiles and Invisalign, they are a powerful alternative to traditional metal braces, despite the latter having been a traditional rite of passage for young Americans for generations. While clear aligners are growing in popularity, […]