Getting dental x-rays is an important component of your preventive dental care plan. Dental imaging has come a long way in past decades. Instead of traditional x-ray film, most modern dental offices offer digital imaging, which is more comfortable, safer and highly efficient. While many patients assume x-rays are just for spotting cavities, they actually reveal a whole lot more about your oral health. X-rays show areas below your gum line and tell us things that can’t be viewed with the naked eye. Continue reading
Ear infections are more common in kids than adults. However, if you’re experiencing ear pain in your later years, you may understandably assume it is caused by an ear infection. While this could certainly be the case, your pain may not be coming from your ear at all. In fact, your ear pain could actually be a malfunction in your dental health, specifically your TMJ (or temporomandibular joint).
Are you constantly relying on ibuprofen or other OTC pain relievers to get through the day? Chronic headaches can be a major disruption to your agenda, and they can certainly jeopardize your quality of life. If you are tired of battling daily headaches or taking pills to find relief, consider making an appointment with your dentist. That’s right; the trigger of your headaches could be within your mouth.
Bad breath is hard to hide. While a breath mint or stick of chewing gum can mask your bad breath temporarily, chronic halitosis needs more effective treatment. If you battle stinky breath on a daily basis, go ahead and make an appointment to see your dentist. Not only can you benefit from longer-term relief, but you may have an underlying oral health issue that needs to be addressed. Continue reading
As many as four out of every ten people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer over the course of their lifetime. Cancer treatment has come a long way in its ability to send patients into remission. However, popular cancer treatments often involves therapies that can produce uncomfortable side-effects, especially within your mouth.
Chemotherapy is the most common form of treatment used to kill cancerous cells. Unfortunately, the drugs can also harm the healthy cells of the body, including the delicate and sensitive tissue cells of your mouth. In fact, it is common for chemo patients to encounter problems with their teeth, gums and salivary glands. These cannot only be uncomfortable to deal with, but they can also pose a threat to your oral health. Continue reading
When it comes replacing missing teeth, there is one solution that ranks far above the rest. With the remarkable ability to look, feel and function just like natural teeth, dental implants have changed the face of modern dentistry. Dental implants are a highly versatile option, allowing patients to replace just one missing tooth or permanently secure a full set of dentures. While the additional expense of dental implants may cause some to shy away, it doesn’t take long to convince patients about the valued and long-term return they could have in an implants dentistry investment. Continue reading
In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to help you understand this serious and potentially deadly type of cancer. While cancer anywhere in the body is unwelcome, it’s ugly consequences are less known when it comes to the mouth.
According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 48,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year, causing 9,575 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 48,250 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years. Those are staggering statistics that are sure to get your attention about this type of cancer. Continue reading
There is no question that the condition of your oral health affects your entire body. You’ve probably heard that gum disease in particular can be linked to stroke, heart disease, diabetes and premature births when left untreated. However, could dental negligence really affect your brain, or be associated with diseases like Alzheimer’s? Continue reading
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Our professional grade whitening products remove more stains and discoloration than any kit that you can buy at the store. Use the prescription strength gel in a set of custom whitening trays once a day for 7-10 days, and you’ll see dramatic results for a constantly bright smile. Most people find that they only need to touch up their teeth for a few days every three to six months (usually after their cleaning appointment.) Continue reading
According to recent statistics, approximately 15 percent of Americans suffer from dental anxiety. Dental anxiety, also called dental fear, is a very real condition. While dental anxiety has kept many patients from getting the dental care they need and deserve, it is extremely important that these sufferers know today’s solutions. In fact, a large majority of dentists across the United States now offer sedation dentistry on their menu of services. To accommodate anxious patients even more, there are many dental offices that have created their office environment to feel more like a home or spa than a sterile dental office. Continue reading