Signs Of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can kill, like any other cancer. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, in 2013, 42,000 people in the US will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Oral cancer patients have an 80 to 90 percent survival rate, if the cancer is found and treated in the early stages. If the cancer is undiagnosed until…

Let Us Fill You In: Dental Fillings

If you’ve ever had a cavity, then you’re probably already at least somewhat familiar with dental fillings. Dental fillings are what’s used to prevent the tooth from decaying any further and return it to its normal level of functionality. They essentially fill in the small hole that a cavity causes. There are many different types…

Retain A Smile: Retainer Tips

Your finally got your teeth all straightened out. Now to keep them that way! Here are some common problems experienced by retainer wearers and their solutions! My retainer changes how I speak. You’ve got your retainer, you’re all set. You pop it in, and everything seems to be going great. Until you have to speak.…

Seal The Deal: Dental Sealants

Certain people, namely children and teenagers, can benefit from a little extra protection against cavities and decay. Sure, maintaining proper oral hygiene is effective, but how many times can you remind a person to floss?? Dental sealants offer insurance for the nights they went to bed without brushing! What Is A Sealant? First used sometime…

3 Common Tooth Care Mistakes

Overall, the main fault people have in regards to teeth brushing is the lack of solid routine. If you have a great routine, you’re on your way to that perfect smile! Listed below are some not-so-often-considered brushing mistakes. 1. Not Brushing Evenly Due to brushing being such a routine activity, you may find yourself zoning…

Teeth Grinding: A Bad Habit to Kick

We’ve all seen the evil villain in the cartoons that furiously grinds his teeth when he’s been foiled by the protagonist(s). It’s humorous and silly. However, in real life, teeth grinding is no laughing matter. Many people habitually grind their teeth under stress, and it will inevitably yield some unfavorable consequences. Teeth grinding causes the…