Will Dental Bonding Improve My Smile?

Our smiles are among the first things people notice about us, and even minor imperfections in the appearance of our teeth or gums can lower our self-confidence. Fortunately, dental bonding is an inexpensive way to address certain cosmetic issues, and it has the added benefit of requiring little advance preparation and … [Read more...]

Should I Wear A Mouth Guard?

Mouth guards are soft plastic or laminate devices designed to protect your teeth and your mouth’s soft tissues. Proper use of mouth guards can reduce dental and oral injuries by as many as  200,000 cases per year, according to the American Dental Association. Types of injuries that mouth guards can prevent or minimize … [Read more...]

Do Genetics Play A Role In Oral Health?

Most of us know that genetics can play a role in many medical conditions, but few people think about the impact genetics can have on our oral health. Research on the connections between oral health and genetics has so far been inconclusive, but several studies have found at least some link between genetics and oral … [Read more...]

What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction

Sometimes, the most effective way to resolve an oral health situation is to remove the tooth (or teeth) causing the problem. Tooth extraction can become necessary for many reasons, including: Advanced tooth decay, particularly if it has compromised the structure of the tooth Infection in the tooth pulp … [Read more...]

5 Foods That Are Good for Oral Health

We are frequently warned about the dangers of sugar to our oral health, as well as to our health more generally. Earlier in September, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study reaffirming regular consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks dramatically increases your chances of dying from … [Read more...]

What Options Do I Have to Fix Receding Gums?

If your gums recede from the bottom of your teeth, you should be concerned. Not only do receding gums make your teeth look abnormally “tall,” your tooth roots are exposed, which can leave them vulnerable to bacterial infection and decay. Receding gums can be a sign of serious gum disease, but it can also be caused by … [Read more...]