Month: April 2017

What Does “Oral-Systemic Health” Mean?

The confidence you feel when your smile’s appearance is flawless is only one reason why excellent dental health should be a priority. Other reasons include avoiding issues like severe toothaches, destructive cavities, progressive gum disease, and in many cases, increased risks of chronic systemic health conditions. Known as oral-systemic health, the connection between your smile… Read more »

More than Teeth Cleaning at Your Dental Checkup

When you think of regular dental care, your first thought may be of your dentist or hygienist cheerfully cleaning and polishing your teeth. However, that’s only one half of a complete checkup and cleaning appointment. The other half (your checkup) involves a detailed inspection of your teeth, gums, and oral tissues to determine if any… Read more »

Can Your Dentist Help You Fight Oral Cancer?

Your dentist does more than just help you prevent and treat common dental issues, like cavities and gum disease. Through regular dental examinations, he can also help you keep a close eye on other oral health developments, including increased risks of oral cancer. During every checkup and cleaning appointment, your dentist will perform a comprehensive… Read more »

Diagnosing Your Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can sometimes be scary. By their very nature, emergencies occur without warning, so even excellent dental health may not prevent an accident from damaging your teeth.  They cannot heal themselves like other parts of your body (such as your bones), so any damage they incur must be addressed quickly to prevent further damage… Read more »