Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Tips ’ Category

Watch Your Mouth: Self-Screening for Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is increasing in its incidence, and it is affecting a different demographic than it used to.  Because of this changing demographic, it is not simple to predict who will get oral cancer.  For this reason, everyone should perform a self-screening of the mouth every month.  Just as doctors recommend that women perform a […]

When Should I Pull My Child’s Tooth?

This is a question we hear from parents of six to twelve year old children because that’s the age that it seems like kids are losing teeth all the time.  If you get lucky, your child may want to pull his or her own teeth.  If you are really lucky, the teeth will just fall […]

Why Having a Dry Mouth is more than Just a Nuisance

Dry mouth is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem among our adult patients.  Some people are unaware that their mouths feel dry, and others are aware, but do not consider it to be a problem.  It is a problem, and a serious one at that! Dry mouth is a common side effect from many prescription medications, […]

What are My Options to Repair a Cracked Tooth?

The diagnosis of a cracked tooth is a very broad one.  A crack can be a very shallow surface disruption on enamel, or it can split the entire tooth into two fragments all the way down the root.  Because of this wide range of possibilities when it comes to cracks in teeth, the treatment also […]

How Can I Prevent Cavities?

Ever heard that phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?  It is never more true than when applied to cavities. Why Prevent Cavities? Tooth enamel is one of the only parts of the body that cannot heal itself.  For this reason, cavities are never really cured, only “restored”.  We cannot regenerate […]

How Can I Get My Kids to Brush Their Teeth?

We’ve got bad news for you.  There is not one foolproof way to get your kids to brush their teeth.  We do have some good tips and information about it that could help you establish your kids in a healthy oral hygiene routine. Obviously, you know your child better than we do.  Some children comply […]

When is a Toothache an Emergency?

Many people describe the pain of a toothache as the worst pain a person can experience.  Women tell us it is worse than childbirth.  Some toothaches can truly endanger your life.  Because there are different types of toothaches, this blog will aim to help you know when to seek emergency help. Why Do Toothaches Hurt […]

Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects millions of Americans.  Studies have linked it with serious health conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.  No one should ignore gum disease.  The problem is that it can be a “silent disease”, meaning it does not hurt. People with gum disease often have no […]

How to Take Care of Dentures

Millions of Americans have no remaining natural teeth.  Even with advances in dental implants, the vast majority of people wear traditional dentures.  These dental appliances replace all of the missing teeth in one jaw (an upper denture for the upper jaw, and a lower denture for the lower jaw). The biggest advantage of traditional dentures […]

White Spots on Your Teeth? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Every wants white teeth, but we generally want them uniformly white, not just peppered here and there with white splotches or lines.  There are a few common causes of these isolated white spots, and this blog will explore each one, including ways you can help lessen their appearance. Causes of White Spots In general, an […]