Category: Patient Education

Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy and Bright During Summer

Everyone wants a bright, healthy smile, and keeping your teeth in good condition doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s all about knowing how to care for your teeth, and what common pitfalls to avoid. During the summer season, you’re probably spending plenty of days outdoors, hanging out with friends, and enjoying refreshing beverages. Some of… Read more »

Night of the Living Bacteria: Avoiding Cavity Frights

Halloween is almost here. This is the prime season for watching horror movies in the dark. In these thrilling films, a terrible monster will often appear with superhuman strength to terrorize unsuspecting victims. Halloween brings with it a real-life threat that can strike before you realize what’s happening — tooth decay. The bacteria in your… Read more »

Senior Dental Health: Medications

As you get older it is likely your doctor will begin prescribing medications for things such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and other ailments that come with age. That’s just a hard truth. The upside is, they can improve your quality of life, and the downside is that they can wreak havoc on your oral… Read more »

Smile Resolutions for Seniors

Do your thoughts turn to New Year’s Resolutions, as you say good bye to 2016, and welcome 2017? Perhaps you have a strong record of keeping your promises to yourself. Or maybe you are like most of use, with resolutions that have fallen by the wayside by February. Studies show that up to 90% of… Read more »

Why Seniors Can’t Skip Dental Care

There are benefits to having been around for a while. You probably are better at taking things in stride. You might enjoy more time to travel or to pursue your interests or hobbies. It’s nice to have experiences to look back on, and to apply to new situations. Age doesn’t mean you can stop taking care… Read more »

Dental Challenges Seniors Face

Each age group has its own set of dental challenges to face, beginning with babies who have to deal with teething. As they move toward adolescence they have to deal with losing their baby teeth and the eruption of their permanent teeth, and don’t forget the “All I want for Christmas is my two front… Read more »

Can You Prevent TMJ?

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder (also referred to as TMD), is a condition that affects your jaw, its joints, and surrounding muscles. TMJ occurs when there is an issue in your temporomandibular joints – the ‘hinges’ that connect your jaw structure to your skull. Unfortunately, this is what helps you to open and close your… Read more »

What Damages Your Tooth Enamel?

Tooth decay and cavities are two of the most common dental conditions across all ages – from children to seniors. Most people are aware that an excessive consumption of sugars can lead to cavities, but are unaware of how this actually happens. Before the cavity can form, tooth decay forms and begins eroding the tough… Read more »

Understanding The Causes Behind Tooth Loss

As children, we end up losing majority of our teeth (besides molars) at some point – although new, ‘permanent’ teeth always replaced the holes they left behind. However, if you lose an adult tooth, the circumstances are quite different. There are three leading causes behind tooth loss; advanced periodontitis (gum disease), severe tooth decay, and… Read more »

How To Stop Gum Disease In Its Tracks

Gum disease – or periodontitis – is an infection caused by bacteria in your mouth. Often, the best “treatment” is to avoid the infection altogether with preventive dentistry. However, that’s not as easy as it sounds, so the next best thing you can do is to catch the infection as early as possible. In its… Read more »