Let’s Talk Tooth Decay

Tooth decay affects more than your teeth; it also affects your overall health, especially when it is left untreated. With untreated cavities, children and adults can have difficulty eating, which leads to a lack of nutrition and more illnesses. In addition, people that have untreated cavities can eventually have difficulty with their speech and even… Read More »

Nail Biting: More than just a Bad Habit

Nail biting, or onychophagia, is a relatively common habit. Estimates suggest that 30 percent of children, 45 percent of teens, 25 percent of young adults and five percent of older adults bite their nails. Some people unintentionally pick up the habit simply as a way to keep their nails short. Others start biting their nails… Read More »

Dental Implants: Not Such a Clear Choice

Perhaps no single development in dentistry has been more profound than dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root up on which a tooth restoration is built. Restorations may include crowns, bridges or dentures. They are made from titanium, which is a strong and light weight metal that has been used successfully in… Read More »

The Link Between Periodontal Health & Overall Health

If you’ve been told that you suffer from periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, you aren’t alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 70 percent of Americans aged 65 and older suffer from gum disease, an infection of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. Age isn’t the only reason… Read More »

The True Face of Toothpaste

Do you know the abrasiveness of your toothpaste? Have you ever considered that you can damage your teeth by brushing them? Tooth damage due to toothpaste abrasiveness can strip away at the enamel of your teeth. Enamel never grows back, and when it wears away teeth may become sensitive to hot, cold or sweets. The… Read More »

Radiation Hesitation

You arrive at your dental appointment and your hygienist suggests taking x-rays. For some, thoughts of radiation exposure cross their mind. If you are one of the worriers, research may put your mind at ease. Radiation exposure associated with dentistry is nominal in comparison to total exposure from all sources. In today’s world, we are… Read More »