Year: 2020

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. […]

Oral Health and COVID

COVID-19 is the dominant issue of 2020, draining energy from other issues and causes as it forces many of us to reshape our lives and livelihoods. As it appears, the pandemic won’t be fading anytime soon, the role COVID-19 plays in other health issues is an important topic of discussion. The Coronavirus has been linked […]


A toothache is one of the more uncomfortable pieces of bad luck we routinely experience, and the bad news is, tooth pain can have a number of different causes. As such, it can be difficult to determine what’s behind your tooth pain and what steps you need to take to deal with it. We’re here […]

tmj pain

TMJ pain can be caused by many things. The jaw is one of the most complex joints in the human body, and perhaps one of the most active. It plays a key role in so many everyday activities: eating, talking, breathing, moving the head and neck. Due to its complexity and location, jaw pain is […]