Why Should I Have Regular Dental X-Rays?

If you are interested in saving money and staying healthy, getting dental X-rays should be a priority. Through dental X-rays, dentists can treat dental problems early on before they cause serious, complicated issues. Through dental X-rays, your dentist can see these types of issues: decay between teeth or in existing fillings bone loss infections in…

Does Gluten Sensitivity Impact Oral Health?

If you are on a gluten-free diet it’s because you struggle with adverse reactions to products containing wheat, barley, rye and other grains. After eating products that contain gluten, you may have gastrointestinal problems, aching joints, headaches, cramps, exhaustion or other issues. But did you know that having gluten sensitivity can also impact your oral…

The Coolest Mouth Guards Ever

The mouth is the most commonly injured area during contact sports. If your children are athletes, make sure you keep their winning smiles protected through mouth guards. A mouth guard covers the upper teeth to help prevent injuries to the teeth, lips, cheeks, tongue and jaw. Yet many kids and teens don’t like to wear…

Do I Have a Cavity?

When you visit the dentist, you may be surprised if you are told that you have a cavity. Since most cavities are painless, you may not know that you have tooth decay. Once the cavity reaches the underlying dentin only then may you feel pain. Once cavities reach this stage your tooth may have increased…

What is Temporomandibular Disorder?

More than 10 million Americans are affected by temporomandibular disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. But even though many people have it, many are unsure what it means to have temporomandibular disorder or TMJ. TMJ Symptoms TMJ causes jaw joint trouble that can range from just a nuisance to severe pain. If you…

Four Cavity-Fighting Foods

As the holidays approach, so do lots of holiday parties full of friends and food. Eating those delicious sugar-coated Christmas cookies is fun, but leaves your teeth with bacteria that can result in cavities. Yet there is other food to snack on while you are chatting near the Christmas tree that not only tastes good,…