Category: Education

Can Pregnancy Affect Your Oral Health?

The answer is yes. Any hormonal changes can have an effect on your oral health, and pregnancy is rife with hormonal changes. A surge in hormones can exaggerate the way your gingival tissue reacts to the bacterial plaque that forms on your teeth and along your gumline. So, if you’re pregnant and are wondering if… Read more »

Is Your Baby Teething?

Your baby is born with their twenty primary teeth already in place below their gum line just waiting to break through.  When their primary teeth begin to erupt, it is referred to as teething. Your baby may start teething as early as three months of age, and when they begin teething it is usually not… Read more »

What You Should Know About TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder can result in a myriad of varying symptoms, from chronic migraines and jaw pain to earaches and neck stiffness. As diverse as its symptoms are, the causes behind TMJ disorder can be just as varying. Today, we discuss a few of the many different ways in which your jaw’s joints can become damaged… Read more »

Explanations for Bad Breath

Morning breath is unpleasant, to put it lightly. It is even more so when your offensive exhalations continue past the morning and taint the rest of your day. When brushing and flossing do not adequately eliminate your bad breath, the embarrassment may be coupled with anxiety as you try to figure out why. To help… Read more »

What Causes a Toothache?

You take pride in keeping your smile healthy and beautiful, and in showing it to the world as often as possible. Yet, despite the diligent time you put in at the bathroom sink brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, you suddenly realize that your tooth hurts. The good news is that, usually, there’s… Read more »

Skip the Sweets and Opt for Fun, Sugar-free Treats

If you’d like to give the kids something to smile about this Halloween, that won’t send them for fillings later in the year, there are lots of fun dentist-approved alternatives. Nobody ever said you have to dole out confections, after all, to have a spooky good time. Here are some great ideas for trick-or-treaters, that… Read more »

Root Canal Treatments: No Need to Be Fearful

There was a time when the words “You need a root canal treatment” would make even brave patients want to run from the chair. The time to be afraid of a root canal treatment has passed! Not only have tremendous strides been made with anesthetics, but we also have better tools and procedures to deal… Read more »

Brighter Smile with Teeth Whitening

Who would not want a brighter smile? Teeth stains cannot always be prevented with excellent oral hygiene. There are many factors that cause teeth to look dingy or discolored, although most stains can be erased with professional teeth whitening. Many over the counter whitening products promise amazing results, however they can become harmful with over usage… Read more »