Mouth Guard

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a fairly common problem. It affects about 20% of the adult population, so if you suffer from it please know that you’re not alone. While teeth grinding may sound simple, it has several possible causes and a variety of potential treatments. The key to finding the one that’s […]

Change Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush is perhaps the most important tool in your oral health arsenal. The humble toothbrush is your first line of defense against cavities, gum disease, and even bad breath. However, like many humble yet important things, we all tend to take our toothbrushes for granted. By learning the basics of toothbrush care, we can […]

dental crown chipped

Dental crowns are a common dental prosthesis, used to repair a chipped or cracked tooth. Like your natural teeth, dental crowns are strong and meant to last a lifetime, but they’re not invulnerable. Like natural teeth, crowns can be chipped or cracked via accident or misuse. So if the worst happens and you crack your […]

crowns and bridges

Dental prostheses come in a variety of forms, but they all serve the same general purpose: to replace missing, damaged, or misspaced teeth and thus restore the patient’s ability to take part in day to day activities. There are a number of different types of dental prosthesis, and each one addresses a different need or […]

dental hygiene and holidays

It’s the happiest time of the year for many of us, with celebrations of all sorts spanning the month of December and beyond. During this festive season, it’s easy to let the cares and worries of everyday life slip away as you celebrate. While that’s good for your mental health and spiritual well-being, it might […]

tmj awareness month

It’s such a beautiful time of the year, November. Autumn has arrived in all its glory, with the holidays just around the corner, and the thought of a delicious Thanksgiving dinner fills the hearts, minds, and kitchens of many Americans. November is also a special month for dentists and other oral health professionals: TMJ Awareness […]

black tartar

Dental tartar is both unsightly and unhealthy and generally results from poor dental hygiene and neglect. Black dental tartar is often shocking; sometimes it appears out of nowhere and may leave you wondering what’s wrong with your teeth. While dental tartar is never a good thing, you can take some small comfort in knowing that […]

mouth cancer

Cancer is always a difficult subject. It’s one of the great public health fears of the 20th and 21st centuries but the fact is that a great deal of misinformation about cancer exists. The key thing to remember is that cancer isn’t just one disease, but rather a host of different illnesses with a variety […]

gum disease

Gum disease is one of the most pervasive yet undiscussed issues in American health, with a majority of American adults dealing with some version of it annually. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. Due to the variety of symptoms and degrees of severity and the wide variety of possible treatments, it’s difficult to get […]

coconut oil teeth whitening

Oral health and dental care are like so many other things in the world in that they have their trends, fads, urban legends, and “woo”. While some of this is harmless and much of it is entertaining, these rumors and fads are not generally effective when it comes to preserving and enhancing your oral health. […]