Is Your Mouth Predisposed to Cavities?

While some people work hard to keep their teeth and gums healthy, others don’t do much for their oral health and yet seem to skate by with wonderful teeth. How is this possible? Studies show that genetics play an important role in your oral health—perhaps even more than your environment or your diet. Unfortunately, we [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finding Relief From Extreme Tooth Sensitivity

If you’ve experienced the feeling of a sensitive tooth, you know how painful it can be. Imagine having extreme tooth sensitivity all the time throughout your mouth! Cold and hot foods can cause intense pain in people who have very sensitive teeth. But what can you do to help your tooth sensitivity? There are things [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who Is at Risk for Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is a broad term that includes any type of cancer that afflicts the area. This would include cancer of the lips, tongue, throat, tonsils, and mouth. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 45,000 people were diagnosed with oral cancer in the US in 2015. What puts a person at risk for this [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Causes & Treatments for Regular Toothaches

A toothache can be an awful feeling. Toothaches range from hurting only occasionally to those that cause constant intense, throbbing pain. The symptoms of a severe toothache can cause a fever, headache, or a bad taste in your mouth, depending on what’s causing your headache. What are some of the causes of a common toothache, [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is My Jaw Pain Related to TMJ? What Can I Do?

TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome, is a disorder of the muscles and nerves in the jaw. This disorder is specific to the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jaw to the skull. Usually, there was an injury to the temporomandibular joint, and this injury can lead to pain with chewing. This pain may be accompanied by [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Consequences of Inadequate Flossing

Flossing is a major factor in maintaining good oral hygiene. What can result when a person fails to include this critical practice in their oral care routine? Let’s start with the how the mouth is affected first, and then we will consider other possible consequences for overall health. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource. [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 411 on Kids’ Toothpaste

Kids should begin good oral hygiene practices when they are very young; even before their baby teeth come in. For parents, knowing what kind of toothpaste to buy for kids at every stage of their development can be confusing. Before the kids are old enough to have their own opinions on the matter, a parent [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Smile Confidently with Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening

Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening is a professional whitening treatment that is performed in the dental office. Over-the-counter whitening products and whitening toothpastes contain modest amounts of whitening ingredients and can’t whiten your teeth as effectively as professional whitening can. Whitening in a dental office is safe because your gums are protected from the whitening agents, [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tongue Scrapers for Oral Health

Most people know that brushing twice a day and flossing is important for maintaining good oral health, but there is another oral health tool that is not commonly used: a tongue scraper. Tongue scrapers may seem odd, but there are many benefits to using one. Tongue scrapers can help to eliminate bad breath by removing [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Motivating Your Child to Start Flossing

We know that kids hate anything to do with brushing and flossing their teeth. Too often we find that their toothbrush hasn’t been touched in a couple of days (or that they aren’t brushing enough or correctly). While getting them to brush is often a struggle, getting them to floss may be even harder. Hopefully [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments