Category: Preventive Dentistry

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, impacts millions of Americans. The disorder causes people to stop breathing for brief moments during the day, preventing them from obtaining the deep, uninterrupted rest needed to stay alert and active during the day. But what causes sleep apnea and how do we treat the disorder?

Is A Habit Of Clenching Your Jaw Hurting Your Smile?

A clenched jaw might be something we associate with a person dealing with stress, but you might be surprised to know people may habitually grind their teeth without realizing it! A person with a habitual problem of teeth grinding at night may wake up with pain in their face, neck, and jaw, with no clear… Read more »

Why You May Need Dental Implants

Are your gums red, sore, or bleeding? If so, you may be developing periodontal disease. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease and can be reversed, but once you develop full-blown periodontitis (the severest stage of periodontal disease) there is no reversing it. Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is the major… Read more »

Are You Keeping Your Gums Healthy?

Many people think about their teeth when they think about their smiles, and healthy teeth are an important aspect of a beautiful smile. The gums are just as important as the teeth, though, when it comes to maintaining a healthy and attractive smile. Yet they are often overlooked. So what is necessary to keep the… Read more »

How Important Are Regular Dental Cleanings?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once, preferably before bedtime. Chances are, you knew that already. You might also know that the ADA advises attending a routine dental checkup and cleaning at least once every six months, or more often, if directed. Nevertheless,… Read more »

Compelling Reasons to Chew Sugar-free Gum

Compelling Reasons to Chew Sugar-Free Gum

Do you enjoy chewing on a piece of gum after lunch? If so, you could actually be doing more than protecting your coworkers’ from the offensive smell of that garlic bread you had with your pasta. Research indicates that chewing sugar-free gum can actually be an effective way of helping to prevent dental decay. So,… Read more »

Preventive Care Can Keep Your Smile In Great Shape

Keep Your Smile In Great Shape

What does it really take to keep your smile healthy, and looking its best? Is brushing your teeth each morning and night enough? How about if you floss occasionally? Even if you think your smile seems healthy, because you’re not struggling with dental discomfort, is there more you could be doing to make sure you… Read more »

Honor National Children’s Dental Health Month with Your Kids

You may have already taken down the heart garlands and Cupid-inspired décor, now that Valentine’s Day is over. But that doesn’t mean your chance to celebrate a holiday is over until Saint Patrick’s Day. In fact, the American Dental Association is hoping parents across the country will seize the opportunity to spend February honoring a… Read more »

Proper Hydration Is Great Preventive Dental Care

Water, water you see it everywhere, and you know you should probably be drinking more of it. For years dentists have suggested eight glasses of water a day, as a minimum for staying properly hydrated. Yet most adults fail to come even close to this guideline, and that can leave them feeling more than thirsty…. Read more »

Enjoy the Holidays and a Healthy Smile, with Smart Dental Choices

Everyone wants to start the new year with a beautiful and healthy smile. Unfortunately, sometimes holiday celebrations can get in the way of that goal. If you spend too much time eating sugary treats or indulging in alcoholic beverages, you may just find that you’ve developed a cavity or other dental issue, and have to… Read more »