Partial Dentures Explained

If you no longer have a full set of natural teeth, you are not alone. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and 36 million have lost all of their teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, it’s important to see your dentist to discuss restorations … [Read more...]

How Diabetes Affects Your Oral Health

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. That may sound like an unusual topic for a blog devoted to dental care and cosmetic dentistry to address, but it’s a fact that dentists are often the first health professionals to discover a patient may have diabetes. It is a “whole body” disease, with symptoms that can emerge in … [Read more...]

How Celiac Disease Can Affect Your Oral Health

 Celiac disease, which is related to an autoimmune response to foods containing gluten, can impact people at any age, toddlerhood to post-retirement years. The condition is often thought to only impact the intestinal tract, but it can also cause symptoms such as chronic fatigue and a painful, itchy skin rash. It even … [Read more...]

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...]