Types of Gum Disease
Types of Gum Disease

Preventing tooth decay is what people typically consider to be the main goal of oral health. While cavity prevention is obviously important, healthy gums are the true foundation of not only oral health but overall health. As a Healthline article so succinctly puts it, “Even if you’re cavity-free and have the pearliest chompers in town,…

Is It Safe to Go Back to the Dentist?
Is It Safe to Go Back to the Dentist?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on every aspect of healthcare – including dentistry. Dental practices were closed except for emergencies during the peak of the pandemic in the spring and summer of 2020. Now as dental offices have reopened, there are numerous news reports about children who are going without preventive dental…

How to Get Immediate Toothache Relief
How to Get Immediate Toothache Relief

Tooth pain is no walk in the park. Whether it’s persistent or comes and goes at times, a toothache is still a toothache — and it requires immediate attention. Naturally, the first thing on your mind when you experience a toothache is wondering how you can make it go away. While some toothaches can easily…

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What to Expect with a Root Canal

Just hearing the words “root canal” may be enough to trigger a sense of pain. No matter whether you’ve had a less-than-positive experience with a root canal or know others who have, this common dental procedure is not as stressful as it may seem when performed by a skilled and experienced dentist or endodontist. From…

dry Mouth
Can Your Dentist Help You with Dry Mouth?

The cold and dry winter air may come and go, but what about the dryness in your mouth? Experiencing a dry mouth for a long period of time could be a sign or side effect of various oral or overall health conditions. Understanding what could be causing your dry mouth is the first step to…

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Need a Dentist, but Don’t Have Insurance?

While it is known that oral health greatly impacts your overall health, most Americans unfortunately do not have dental insurance. Because of this, many people often forego visiting the dentist for as long as possible until an emergency occurs or until severe oral/dental conditions arise. Skipping the dentist because of a lack of dental insurance…

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Is It Really Necessary to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

You are not suddenly “wise” when your wisdom teeth start to grow in — if they even do! Officially known as third molars, wisdom teeth represent a transition in the human skeleton from when the jawbone was larger, to its gradual adaptation to modern life. While most people will develop wisdom teeth — which typically…

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a routine restorative dental procedure. Anyone can potentially need an implant for any number of reasons—including major tooth injury, tooth decay or sudden tooth loss. Today’s dental implants are designed to blend in with your natural teeth and can provide an alternative to dentures or bridgework that do not fit well, as…

Tooth Extraction
Why Would You Need a Tooth Extraction?

Getting a tooth pulled may sound like a worst-case scenario for those with high anxiety about going to the dentist. However, teeth extractions are a routine procedure for your dentist, and can help improve both your oral and overall health. In this blog post, we cover why you might need a tooth extracted and what…

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Is it Really that Important to Floss?

Flossing is an important step to full oral hygiene. However, many people tend to slack when it comes to daily flossing—if they even floss at all. It may seem tedious to floss every night, but it can be a very quick process once you are in the habit of it. Routine flossing can save you…