Tobacco Use Can Have Serious Impact on Teeth and Oral Health

Smoking is not only bad for your heart and lungs, but is also a major contributor to dental problems. Smoking discolors the teeth and also causes bad breath. This habit can cause cavities and also diminish your sense of taste. But smoking hinders your immune system and is a significant risk factor for gum or […]

Add Tongue Brushing to Your Daily Oral Care

You know that bacteria love to congregate on your teeth, creating acid that can eat away at the tooth’s surface. But did you know that bacteria also lurk on your tongue? The surface of the tongue is uneven, with taste buds and tiny crevices and ridges all over. These are great hiding places for bacteria […]


Categories: TMJ

Could I Have TMJ?

Do you have any of these symptoms? Jaw pain or tenderness around your cheeks, ears and neck Headaches or migraines Jaw stiffness Clicking jaw sounds Painful chewing If you do, you may have temporomandibular joint dysfunction disorder, more commonly known as TMJ. TMJ may also cause other symptoms including earache, locking jaws or the inability […]

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. […]

Coping With Halloween Candy: Our Top 5 Tips

Halloween is right around the corner and your little ghosts, goblins and princesses can’t wait for the day! However, for parents, Halloween presents dental health challenges. To get your child – and you – through the temptations of Halloween candy, it helps to have a plan. Here are our top 5 tips for healthy Halloween […]

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 […]

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 […]