Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses and pharynx (throat). Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about this type of cancer. Here are 5 myths and facts to set the record straight. Myth #1: Oral cancer is not serious. Fact: Oral cancer is easily treated … Continue reading "5 Myths About Mouth Cancer"
Porcelain veneers are one of the most innovative solutions in cosmetic dentistry. In fact, they have been used by countless celebrities and public figures as a way to create an attractive and perfectly balanced smile. Veneers involve shaving off a small portion of the tooth surface in order to bond a wafer-thin shell of porcelain. … Continue reading "Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?"
Sedation dentistry is one of the most valued solutions in dental care, as it allows certain patients to receive dental care that they would otherwise be too fearful or anxious to attempt. Sedation dentistry typically comes in three broad forms: Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), Oral Conscious Sedation (a sedative pill) or IV Sedation. Not every … Continue reading "3 Myths About IV Sedation Dentistry"
When a tooth suffers an area of decay or damage, it must be repaired. Unless the repair is large enough to require a crown or onlay, the tooth can be restored in one of two ways: amalgam fillings or composite resin fillings. Amalgam fillings have been around since 1895 and include a combination of metals. … Continue reading "3 Reasons to Choose a Composite Filling"
In honor of Valentine’s Day this month, let’s talk about the link between your teeth and your heart. Heart disease is a very prevalent and very serious condition. You may be familiar with ways to ward off heart disease, such as more exercise and less salty/fatty foods. But did you know that you are also … Continue reading "How Does Brushing Your Teeth Protect Your Heart?"
Are you an adult who needs braces? Do you assume that your orthodontic issues are purely a cosmetic concern? Not so fast. If you are avoiding orthodontic treatment as an adult, you may also be neglecting your oral health. Crooked teeth and malocclusion pose serious threats to the health of your teeth and gums over … Continue reading "Straight Talk for Your Crooked Teeth"
Do you catch yourself clenching your teeth during the day? Have others told you that your grind your teeth while you sleep? This is called bruxism, and it may be the reason you are suffering from daily headaches or migraines. Clenching and grinding puts hundreds of pounds of pressure on tooth surfaces. Typically, chewing exerts … Continue reading "Could A Night Guard Be the Solution to Your Migraines?"
We all have habits, but not all habits are good ones. In fact, there may be some habits that you are doing every day that are wreaking havoc on your dental health. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard when tooth damage or discomfort occurs, here’s some insight from American Dental Association on which bad … Continue reading "Kick These Bad Habits for Your Teeth"
If you have a fear of the dentist or have ever had to have a lengthy dental procedure, you may already be familiar with the term sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is used to help patients relax in the dental chair. There are many forms of sedation dentistry, however, and not every dentist is equipped to … Continue reading "FAQs About IV Sedation Dentistry"
Energy drinks are becoming more and more popular. People consider them a “healthier” alternative to sodas and a more effective beverage at improving sports performance and boosting energy levels. Unfortunately, despite their flavor and claims of enhancing your level of play, these drinks pose an overwhelming risk to your teeth. Double Whammy Sports and energy … Continue reading "Is Your Energy Drink Wearing Down Your Smile?"