Top 5 Oral Health Tips

How Gum Disease Affects Dental Implants

A dental implant is a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. They are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that fuse with the jawbone, creating a stable foundation for replacement tooth crowns. Although dental implants can be a long-lasting and successful treatment, gum disease can cause serious issues for patients with implants. It’s important to … Continued

December 15, 2022
Teeth Grinding

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism): What You Need to Know

Do you wake up with a headache or sore jaw? Do you experience headaches or facial pain? Do you find that your teeth are becoming more sensitive or even starting to crack? If so, you may be grinding your teeth without even realizing it. This condition is called bruxism, and it’s a surprisingly common problem. … Continued

December 8, 2022

How E-Cigarette Use Affects Your Teeth and Oral Health

Whether you’re a casual smoker or a vaping enthusiast, it’s important to understand how e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) can affect your teeth and oral health. In this blog post, we’ll dispel some of the most common myths about vaping and give you some tips on how to protect your teeth if you are an e-cigarette user. … Continued

December 1, 2022
Gum Disease

Gum Disease: What Is It and How To Prevent It

Visiting the dentist isn’t a top priority for everyone. It’s often avoided because it’s uncomfortable or because it’s too expensive. However, ignoring your dental health can lead to some serious consequences and end up costing you more in the long run. In this blog post, we will discuss gum disease, a preventable disease that, if … Continued

November 24, 2022
Diabetes and Oral Health

How Diabetes Affects Your Oral Health

According to the CDC, over 37 million people in the United States have diabetes. And while most people are aware of the effects diabetes has on heart health, vision, and kidney function, many don’t realize that diabetes also increases the risk for oral health problems. If blood sugar is poorly controlled, oral health problems are … Continued

November 17, 2022
Teeth grinding

Cavities: Why Do Some People Have More Than Others?

We all know the drill: brush and floss daily and visit the dentist regularly. So why do some people still get cavities, even when they take good care of their teeth? The answer isn’t always simple, but there are a few factors that can contribute to an increased risk of cavities.  In last month’s blog … Continued

November 10, 2022
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CEREC Dental Crowns – The Future of Dental Restorations

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth to cover and restore its strength, size, shape, and appearance. A dentist will use a crown if a tooth is too damaged to be repaired by a simple filling. Dental crowns are also used on top of an implant to provide a natural-looking replacement. … Continued

November 3, 2022

The Importance of Flossing

When it comes to oral hygiene, most people know they should brush their teeth at least twice a day. But what about flossing? Do you really need to floss your teeth every day? The answer is a resounding yes!  Keep reading to learn more about why flossing is important and how it can benefit your … Continued

October 27, 2022
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All About Teeth – Parts, Function, and Care

Teeth are essential for everyday function, but most of us don’t give them a second thought until they become a problem. Although they’re small, our teeth perform some big tasks! They allow us to eat the foods we love, help us pronounce words correctly, and give our face its shape. In this blog post, we’ll … Continued

October 20, 2022