The Stages of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay occurs on the hard, outer layer of the tooth. There are five stages of tooth decay and the levels vary depending on severity. Stage One: White Chalky Spots When initial demineralization occurs you might see white spots appearing on your teeth This visual that occurs is showing the areas of mineral loss and…

Ways to Avoid Coffee Stains On Your Teeth

Coffee is a key component to most adults’ mornings, but is also one of the leading causes of stains on their teeth. While it might not change the appearance of your teeth overnight, overtime coffee can leave a yellow tint to your smile. Here are some helpful tips for avoiding coffee stains on your teeth:…

How to Maintain Healthy Gums

You may not realize just how important it is to take care of your gums. Your gums are linked to your oral health which affects your overall health and well being. Gum disease is an infection that can result in gum damage. Here are a few tips to help keep your gums healthy and prevent…

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During The Holiday Season

How to still enjoy the holidays while keeping a healthy smile: T’is the season to be cavity-free! The most wonderful time of the year is quickly approaching! Everyone knows that during the holidays there is one thing everyone can agree on: FOOD. All kinds of food. Whether it’s the pumpkin pie you wait all year…

The Development of Wisdom Teeth

With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth. Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One of the changes that takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars or your “wisdom teeth.” They call them wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age.…

Oral Health Month

Taking care of your oral health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Good, effective oral hygiene practices are essential. Your mouth and teeth, along with the rest of your body, are homes to bacteria. It’s important to take care of your teeth and brush daily to help remove harmful…

An Explanation of Dental Implants

Single-tooth dental implants are used as a permanent replacement for a single tooth. If you have lost a tooth, consider coming in for a consultation. Dental implants can last for a lifetime if you maintain good oral health habits. Single tooth dental implants have three parts which are a metal post, abutment, and a crown.…

What is Periodontal Disease? Tips to Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene

Are you experiencing swollen and puffy red gums that often bleed, and pain while chewing? Unfortunately, these are the tell-tale signs of periodontal disease. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s best to make an appointment with the Dentist right away to prevent further damage, such as tooth loss. According to the CDC, nearly…

Mediastinitis and Dental Abscesses

The area between your lungs is referred to as the mediastinum, containing your heart, windpipe and esophagus. When this area becomes inflamed, this results in a condition called mediastinitis, which has been linked to dental abscess. Individuals facing this condition may experience shortness of breath, chills and/or fever. How are mediastinitis and dental abscesses linked,…

Dental Care and Respiratory Health

According to the CDC, respiratory illnesses are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. New research on respiratory health is strongly suggesting that bacteria found in your mouth can inflame your airways, as well as create other breathing problems. According to United Concordia, studies have shown the bacteria resulting from periodontitis may…