New Year, New Oral Health Goals

It’s never too early to think about what goals you’ll set for 2020 and how you’ll go about accomplishing those goals. When it comes to oral health, pre-planning is especially important, because only 8 percent of Americans achieve their New Year’s goals. Focusing on your oral health for goal-setting is a great way to … [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...]

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...]

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...]

4 Tips to Prevent Oral Health Problems

In most circumstances, it is easier to prevent a problem than to correct it. This is especially true where oral health is concerned. Your dentist has a huge toolkit of restorative options at their disposal when it comes to healing a problem with your teeth or gums, but there are at least four very simple ways to avoid … [Read more...]