Archive for May, 2018

Special Needs Dental Care

Millions of Americans have special health care needs.  When it comes to dental care, these special needs include any physical or mental disability that creates challenges in preventing and/or treating dental disease.  This encompasses a wide range of factors, from a mild case of rheumatoid arthritis that makes flossing difficult to severe physical and mental […]

Can a Sinus Infection Make my Teeth Hurt?

Spring is here.  And with it come seasonal allergies.  It is very common for dentists to see an increase in “toothaches” during this season.  We put “toothaches” in quotes because while the tooth definitely aches, it is not a tooth problem.  Many patients will call us with a toothache and come in for an evaluation, […]

How Does Aging Affect Oral Health?

There are two reasons aging is important to oral health: 1) the population of elderly people in America is growing rapidly, and 2) more and more of those people are keeping their natural teeth! Research projects that by the year 2030, twenty percent of the U.S. population will be over the age of 65.  This […]

Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung!  This time of year is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts.  Trees are budding, and flowers are in bloom.  Most people are familiar with the concept of spring-cleaning.  We clean out our closets and our flowerbeds.  We throw out things we do not use anymore. Obviously, spring-cleaning carries with it […]