Category: Patient Education

Home for the Holidays: Young Adult Edition

It’s that time of year: school holidays have rolled around, families gather, and teens and young adults come back to visit for a few days or weeks. Along with catching up on sports, grades and social activities, these holiday visits offer a chance to make sure family members are staying current with their preventive dental… Read more »

Gagging: What To Do About It?

What can you do about gagging during dental hygiene, you wonder? You know that your daily brushing and flossing is extremely important, which is why you don’t simply stop doing it. Without it, you will typically end up with a host of problems like cavities, gum disease, and the list keeps going. Here’s the good… Read more »

Frequent Questions About: Electric Toothbrushes!

What’s there to learn about electric toothbrushes that might help you decide one way or the other whether this dental hygiene appliance is right for you? If you’re not exactly sure what to ask us but you are equally unsure whether you should transition from manual to electric (or vice versa), then we think our… Read more »

Your Canker Sore: A Quick Quiz About What’s Normal

What’s that you say? You can’t believe a single sore can so completely disrupt your daily life? If you have a canker sore in your mouth, then this tale is more common than you might realize. True to form, they can become very annoying. However, if you are not extremely familiar with this oral health… Read more »

Understanding Oral Pain: 2 Examples

When you find yourself dealing with immediate pain that starts up suddenly or discomfort that begins and then never really seems to go away, it can bring on many emotions. You might feel anxious, frustrated, overwhelmed, and the list goes on. First, we can say that severe or persistent pain is something that requires our… Read more »

Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?

There are many restorative dental procedures available today from fillings, to bonding, root canals, and more. Dental crowns are an extremely common restorative treatment procedure. Dental crowns perform a variety of services including strengthening and protecting a compromised tooth. If you think you may need a dental crown but have questions. Check out some of… Read more »

Can I Use an Oral Appliance with CPAP?

Obstructive sleep apnea – a condition marked by loud snoring and repeated cessation of breathing while you sleep – can be treated in several different ways. The most common treatments are with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine and a custom-designed oral appliance from a dental health specialist. While each treatment offers a number… Read more »

How Does a Tooth Start to Decay?

Did you know that over 90% of adults in America under the age of 60 have had tooth decay in at least one of their permanent teeth? Cavities are also the most common chronic illness in school-aged children. Treating tooth decay depends on its severity; however, preventing tooth decay is deceptively simple. To help minimize… Read more »

The Specifics of Gum Disease

If you’ve never had gum disease, you might still realize that it may one day become a serious concern, if you aren’t careful. If gum disease has already developed, then the danger to your oral health can feel more poignant as you race to treat the condition before it costs you one or more teeth,… Read more »

Could Your Teeth Be Stronger?

Most of us learn to keep our teeth clean as children, and throughout the rest of our lives, with proper dental hygiene at home. However, besides staying clean, your teeth also need to remain strong enough to perform their duties, such as biting and chewing your food, without suffering damage. In addition to good dental… Read more »