Sugary Drinks and Dental Health

That glass of juice or bottle of soda can be doing a lot of harm that could result in long term damage to your teeth and oral health. You brush and floss daily and visit your dentist every six months to protect your teeth and gums; but while those steps are helpful, you need to…

Dental Health for Seniors

No matter your age, visiting the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings is an essential part of protecting your oral health. Receiving oral healthcare services shouldn’t stop when a person ages either – some of our patients are 80-years young. Mature patients have unique health needs when compared to other age groups. While children might…

Dental Trauma to Permanent Teeth

Dental trauma is a common problem, and can lead to the loss of permanent teeth. However, if you see your dentist promptly after suffering dental trauma, he might be able to save the tooth. Being prepared and knowing what to do in the case of damage to your teeth are important ways to increase the…

Is your mouth stressed out?

You probably know from experience that stress can affect you’re health. When you’re stressed out, you’re more likely to catch colds or just plain not feel well. However, studies show that stress can also have a strongly negative effect on your oral health. If you’re under a great deal of stress or pressure in your…

Should gingival recession be treated?

Gingival recession refers to a condition in which the gingival tissue – also known as the gums – become inflamed and eventually begin to pull away from the roots of the teeth. Over time, the gumline begins to recede, leaving little tissue to support the tooth. If left untreated, your teeth will eventually fall out…

The first signs of gingivitis

Gingivitis is a condition in which the gums—the gingival tissues—become inflamed due to the presence of bacteria. Gingivitis itself is not a serious condition, but if it is not treated, it can develop into severe gum disease that could require extensive, invasive treatment such as gum surgery. If you notice any of the first signs…