How Acid Reflux Can Affect Your Teeth

Everyone has seen commercials on television for acid reflux, and you may realize that the condition can produce painful heartburn and damage to the lining of the esophagus. You may not realize, however, if you have acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the condition can have significant … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Help You Develop Healthy Oral Health Habits

Many of us practice good dental hygiene … in the week before our dental checkup. Unfortunately, inconsistent dental self-care can create serious oral health challenges. It’s not hard to develop healthy dental habits, but it does help to know how they are formed. How To Establish Successful Oral Health Habits … [Read more...]

Warning Signs of Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, often presents in a patient’s mouth in a more insidious fashion than, say, a cavity or a broken tooth. However, it is not true that gum disease has no symptoms. It would be fair to say that the symptoms of gum disease can be quite subtle in the condition’s early … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Prevent Tooth Stains

If your “pearly whites” look dingy gray or another undesirable color, it is time to take your teeth stains seriously. Teeth can become stained for many reasons, some of which are reversible. Here are a few things you can try to lessen the chance of stained teeth dimming your smile. 5 Tips For Preventing Stained … [Read more...]

How Poor Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

One of the most basic principles in human health is that all of our body’s systems are interrelated. An injury or illness in one part of your body is likely to influence other aspects of your health as well. This certainly holds true for oral health. Our teeth, gums and jaws are not hermetically sealed off from the … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Treat Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a dental condition impacting about 20 percent of all older adults. The lack of normal saliva flow that characterizes dry mouth can be caused by prescription medications such as those to treat allergies, incontinence, or Parkinson’s disease, or by medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]