Category: Oral Health

There are many bad habits for your teeth. Most of them we do, day in and day out, without even being aware of them…or the impact they have on our health. Identifying which habits might be hurting your mouth can save you tons inexpensive dentist and orthodontist bills down the road.

We have all heard about dentists since we were children. But not all dentists are the same. Some dentists, such as orthodontists, specialize in certain treatments to improve the look, feel, and function of our mouths. So, which should you see?

Some of the most preventable health problems children face are dental health problems. And yet, roughly one in six children (17.5%) age 5 to 19 years old suffers from untreated cavities and/or tooth decay, according to the CDC.

Swollen gums are a common symptom of several oral health issues. Many  causes of swollen gums are easy to treat, but if ignored they can become serious problems.

Ready for your visit to the dentist? Whether it’s your first time visiting a new dentist, or you just haven’t been in a while, here’s what you can expect from your first dentist appointment.

Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. If you’ve ever experienced tooth decay (otherwise known as a “cavity” or “caries”), chances are you’ve had a filling. Dentists use fillings to repair and replace cavities that would otherwise leave the soft inner tooth (known as “dentin”) exposed. Without a dental filling, untreated cavities can …Read More

You might be surprised how many services are offered by your family dentist. In fact, the term “general” dentistry can actually be a little misleading, because your general dentist actually specializes in a wide range of common dental procedures — from basic to highly sophisticated treatments!

If you have sensitive teeth, you’re not alone. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), approximately 40 million U.S. adults experience some degree of tooth sensitivity. Depending on the sensitivity, you may experience discomfort when your teeth come into contact with liquids and foods that are very hot, cold, acidic, or sticky.

Look out for the tell-tale signs. You know that excessive amounts of stress can have a big impact on your mental health and physical well-being. But did you know that the effects of stress can also damage your teeth? The two are not commonly associated, but a strong link exists.

Find comfort without visiting the dentist or drug store. As anyone who has ever had a toothache knows, the pain is annoying at best and excruciating at worst. The dull throbbing paired with sharp stabs of pain makes it hard to work, eat, sleep, or enjoy just about anything.

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