1. All About Snoring

    Snoring…It is a noisy business! A frequently asked question is do snore guard mouthpieces designed to stop snoring really work. The next questions is, do they help with sleep apnea? Snoring vs. Sleep Apnea To answer that, first we need to understand the cause of the snoring. Sleep-disordered breathing involves a blocked airway in the throat but may be much more than just a noisy nuisance. It may…Read More

  2. What to Consider During a Dental Emergency

    What to Consider During a Dental Emergency In the event of a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 to call an ambulance to proceed to the nearest ER. Dental accidents can and do happen. Do you know what to do if a dental emergency occurs? Even the most “disaster-prepared” people with earthquake kits, fire-drills and ample emergency rations don’t think of how to handle a dental emergency. With…Read More

  3. Oral Anatomy

    Oral Anatomy Understanding the anatomy of the mouth is vital to understand the importance of proper dental care. The mouth, also called the buccal or oral cavity, serves multiple functions. Not only do we use it to eat, we use it to breathe, speak, laugh, smile and kiss. Mainly, the mouth is a passageway for food and air, so must be kept healthy to ensure optimal health of the entire body. The ora…Read More

  4. Similarities between Dentistry and Hardware

    What do hardware and dental care have in common? While you don't go to the dentist to buy nails and screws, there are several dental procedures and appliances that bear interesting resemblances to items found at a hardware store. There are obvious metal-based similarities like braces, bridges, headgear, dental implants, retainers and expanders, however, dental “hardware” also includes devices …Read More

  5. What Your Tongue Says About You!

    What Your Tongue Says About You A normal healthy-looking tongue is pink with small bumps, or papillae, that cover your taste buds. While there are several harmless, and easily remedied deviations, changes in texture or color can say a lot about your health. Common culprits of changes with your tongue are aging, medications, infections, and stress, but certain variations may also serve as warning s…Read More

  6. Science, Your Teeth and Your Body

    What if your teeth could tell you whether you were at risk for certain medical conditions? Recent scientific discoveries make it impossible to deny the importance oral health plays on your overall health and longevity and quality of life. Several recent archaeological findings and studies prove that there are more links between health, lifestyle, diet and your teeth than formerly understood, a cor…Read More

  7. All About Cold Sores

    While cold sores and the common cold both contain the word “cold” and tend to strike at the most inopportune times, that is where the similarities end. Cold Sores Defined Cold sores, also referred to as fever blisters, are sores that usually appear on the lip, but may also occur on the cheeks, chin or nose. Symptoms include red, itchy, tingly, burning and irritated skin that develop into blist…Read More

  8. Children’s Dental Care & Preventive Dentistry

    Good parenting involves making sure your children’s teeth and gums are healthy from infancy into adulthood and begins before their first dental buds appear. So, if you’re expecting, or need a refresher to stay on track, read our blog “How to Care for Your Baby’s Teeth”, and then check out more ways below to prevent unnecessary issues from occurring. We know it is challenging for parents …Read More

  9. About Endodontics & Root Canal Therapy

    About Endodontics & Root Canal Therapy Endodontics is a vital dental specialty that involves preserving teeth, with “endo” meaning “inside” in Greek, and “odont” meaning “tooth”. Endodontic therapy, also known as root canal therapy, specializes in the treatment of the pulp of the teeth. A root canal procedure removes infected tooth pulp and helps prevent the surrounding areas f…Read More

  10. What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

    Oral cancer is a potentially fatal disease that can affect more than just the mouth. Read on to understand what it is, the symptoms, causes, and how to prevent and treat it. Oral Cancer Defined Oral cancer occurs when there is irregular cell division or growth that spreads to and damages surrounding areas. It encompasses cancers of the cheeks, floor or roof of the mouth, tongue, hard and soft pala…Read More