What Are Periodontal Pockets?

One consequence of gum disease is periodontal pockets which are deeper spaces around your teeth. The gums fit snugly around each tooth in a healthy mouth. In fact, the space between the gum tissue and tooth attachment should be only 1-3 millimeters. But when an individual has gum disease, the spaces can be deeper and, […]

5 Ways To Reduce the Pain of Sensitive Teeth

Are your teeth sensitive to cold or hot drinks, ice cream or even sugary sweets? Do you have a throbbing or stinging pain or sensitivity when your teeth are exposed to these substances? Does even breathing in cold air cause you discomfort?   If yes, you may have tooth sensitivity, also called dentin hypersensitivity. This […]

Gum Disease Linked To Increased Cancer Risk in Older Women

A recent study links an increased risk of certain types of cancer in postmenopausal women who have gum disease. The greatest risk increase – more than three times more likely – was for esophageal cancer in older women with gum disease. Overall, there is a 14% higher risk of developing any type of cancer in […]

When To Replace Your Toothbrush or Electric Brush Head

If you brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day, congratulations! This daily routine is a great way to reduce your risk of tooth decay by cleaning off harmful bacteria that causes plaque and cavities. But don’t forget that your toothbrush or electric brush head won’t last forever. When those nylon bristles get worn […]

Mouthguards Are Important for Young Athletes

If your young athlete is gearing up for football season, make sure that a well-fitting mouthguard is on your equipment list.   As the levels of participation in youth and adolescent sports rise, so does the incidence of injuries. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), 10-20% of youth sports-related injuries are maxillofacial, or facial […]

5 Tips To Keep Teeth White After Whitening

Whether you have had your teeth whitened in-office or with an over-the-counter product, the last thing you want to see is discoloration creeping back.   No teeth whitening procedure is permanent. If you expose your teeth to foods and beverages that cause staining like coffee and red wine, the whiteness may begin to fade in […]

What Is Dry Mouth?

Is your mouth often dry with little saliva? Does your mouth feel sticky or do you have any difficulty swallowing or chewing? Is your tongue dry or does it feel grooved? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may have a condition called dry mouth. Other symptoms can include bad breath, thick […]

Digital Radiographs: The New Dental X-Rays

Like many modern technologies, dentistry has gone digital!   Today’s dental x-rays, also known as radiographs, use digital processes that expose our patients to less radiation than in the past. In fact, the amount of radiation that you’ll receive at our office is less than what you’d experience in a day at the beach or […]