3 Myths About Bad Breath

If you have bad breath, you know that it’s an embarrassing problem. Bad breath, also called halitosis, can be caused by poor oral health habits but may also be an indicator of other health problems. Halitosis can be worsened by the food choices you make as well as by other unhealthy lifestyle habits like smoking. […]

We Have the Solution to Your Sleep Apnea

If you have excessive daytime sleepiness, or if you have been told that you snore loudly or stop breathing periodically during the night, you may have a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea doesn’t just cause drowsiness. Your sleep is interrupted when the brain’s oxygen level lowers due to a blocked airway. But […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]