6 Surprising Signs of Sleep Apnea

You probably know that snoring can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. But did you know that there are many other symptoms that can point to this potentially serious sleep disorder? Sleep apnea occurs when the tongue is sucked against the back of the throat while sleeping, blocking the upper airway. When the air […]

What Causes a Toothache?

To explain what causes a toothache, let’s first look at the anatomy of your teeth. Each tooth is made of: Enamel – the hard outer covering of the tooth. It’s the hardest substance in your body! Enamel protects your teeth from plaque and acids. Enamel can’t regenerate itself as it doesn’t have any living cells […]

Act Fast in a Dental Emergency

If your child has a tooth knocked out while playing, would you know what to do? This is an example of a dental emergency. Most dental emergencies are caused by some kind of trauma to the mouth like a fall or sports-related injury that can fracture or displace a tooth, or cause gum bleeding or […]

5 Tips on Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

The general rule of thumb is to switch your toothbrush out every 3 months, but that’s not the only factor that keeps your toothbrush clean. Your toothbrush is constantly wet which means there’s a high chance for bacteria or mold to grow if you’re not careful. Here are a few things you can do to […]

5 Missed Causes for Dry Mouth

Having a dry mouth can have a very large negative impact on your oral health. One of the most important defenses from bacteria and infections is your saliva, and without it, the rest of your body is also at risk of getting sick. Here are a few ways you may be causing dry mouth without […]

5 Oral Signs You May Have Diabetes

Letting diabetes go unnoticed and untreated can be very harmful to your health. General symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, and dizziness are commonly known, but there are also other symptoms that can give you signs. Dry mouth – If your mouth is constantly dry no matter how much water you are drinking or how much […]

5 Ways You’re Worsening Your Gum Disease

Gum disease has multiple stages. First, it starts off as gingivitis, and usually doesn’t need professional attention and can be treated by brushing at least twice a day and flossing after every meal. If it progresses to periodontitis, it means that the gingivitis has progressed and you need to ask your dentist about treatment options. […]

3 Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted

Wisdom teeth are the last of your teeth to come in and on average, erupt in your late teens and early twenties. When your wisdom tooth is impacted, it means that the tooth doesn’t have enough space when it is coming in so it comes out partially, twisted, or at an angle. Your wisdom teeth […]

How to Categorize Your Jaw Pain

There are many types of jaw injuries that you can have – some that will heal on their own, but some that may need surgical intervention. Here are a few ways you can try and tell the difference (if you’re not sure, or in a lot of pain, see a doctor immediately). Dislocated Jaw: A […]