The Truth Behind Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints in America today. Several million Americans suffer from sensitive teeth in their lifetime, and the issue is growing. Tooth sensitivity can be described as short, sharp pain in teeth after eating/drinking something hot or cold, touching your teeth in a problem area, or exposing your teeth…

Premedication For Dental Procedures

With certain patients a dentist will sometimes recommend that some antibiotics are taken prior a dental procedure. This form of premedication is known as antibiotic prophylaxis. What purpose does this preventative step take, and who is eligible for it? Our mouths are teeming with bacteria. This includes even the healthiest or cleanest mouth. There is…

The Worst Foods For Your Teeth

It is common knowledge that certain foods can really harm your teeth. However, not everyone knows which foods exactly are the problem. The sugar content and acidity of a food can really damage and erode the enamel on teeth. Enamel is important for the teeth because it protects teeth from the normal wear and tear…

All About Toothpaste

Is picking out a tube of toothpaste giving you pause? With all of the flavor and ingredient options available to you it’s no wonder what seems like a simple decision becomes one of the most difficult when it comes to oral hygiene. Below we’ve listed a few of the most common toothpaste options and provided…

Epilepsy and Oral Health

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is marked by sudden and recurrent seizures, loss of consciousness, and other symptoms that exhibit a problem with the electrical activity of the brain. Epilepsy is most commonly treated with medication to control the electrical activity of the brain and cut down the symptoms caused by the disorder. Special…

Your Mouth: What Lives In There

At any given moments there are a lot of things going on in your mouth. The enamel on your teeth is constantly demineralizing and remineralizing. Your saliva is working to neutralize the acids and bacteria your mouth comes in contact with. And there’s all sorts of stuff living in there! That’s right. Making a home…

Overdentures

These days, dentures aren’t just for your grandparents. Not only are dentures used to enhance the smile, and teeth, but they can help improve the self-esteem of any one, at any age, especially for someone who is missing teeth. Overdentures are a form of dentures that are available for certain patients. People who need some…

How Does Fluoride Work?

It’s very likely that you’ve heard all the good a little fluoride can do for your teeth. But how exactly does that magical little element do all it does? How Fluoride Works Throughout Your Life Fluoride is an anion of fluorine. It is commonly added to toothpastes, dental rinses and in many countries, including the…