Category: Patient Education

If Your Teeth Could Choose Their Diet

If you’ve listened to your dentist, then you probably know that indulging on certain foods too much can lead to several negative consequences for your oral health. For instance, eating too much sugar can accelerate the processes that lead to tooth decay. However, what you eat can also be a huge benefit to your smile… Read more »

Why Your Dentist Urges You to Quit Smoking

For most people, the fact that tobacco use is harmful to your health is not news. After all, tobacco companies have been embroiled in legal battles regarding the deadly product that they sell for years. Because your mouth is the window to the rest of your body, attention should also be paid to the effects… Read more »

Did You Inherit Your Oral Health?

It’s no secret that, for most people, their dental hygiene routine was taught and instilled in them by their parents. However, how much of a parent’s influence, or genetic makeup, determines the look, strength, and health of your smile? Your hair, eyes, facial symmetry, and even serious health issues and risks are largely inherited from… Read more »

What TMJ Disorder Feels Like

Your smile’s appearance is an important aspect of your dental health, as are the health of your teeth and the integrity of your gum tissues. However, the way your bite functions is also a vital part of your oral health, and patients who experience TMJ disorder often experience difficulty opening and closing their mouths. Because… Read more »

Is It Too Late to Save My Loose Tooth?

When healthy, your teeth have a very slight give due to the flexibility of the periodontal tissues that support their roots. This gives them just enough wiggle room to properly absorb the most intense of your bite’s pressure. When a tooth is noticeably loose, however, it can no longer function properly, and in many cases,… Read more »

What to Eat for Healthier Teeth

Most people already realize that what they eat has a significant impact on their overall health and wellbeing. For instance, if you don’t eat right, then you’re more likely to suffer consequences like obesity, diabetes, and complications with your cardiovascular health. What you may not realize, however, is that the same is true for your… Read more »

How Dental Implants Stop Facial Collapse

Although there are immediately noticeable effects of missing teeth, like the way your smile looks compared to before you lost teeth, they are not the only consequences. Another is called facial collapse – the gradual process of your jawbone losing density and your surrounding facial structures sagging as a result. Facial collapse is the result… Read more »

About Oral Cancer, and How to Detect It

The point of your routine dental checkup and cleaning appointments is to prevent common dental issues from forming, or from growing worse. As part of your regular appointments, your dentist will also conduct thorough screenings to make sure there are no early warning signs of oral cancer development. Routine screenings increase the likelihood of detecting… Read more »

How Stress Affects Your Oral Health

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? Unfortunately, stress is an increasing issue for nearly everyone these days, regardless of age. While you may be nodding your head in agreement, you may not realize the effect that stress has on your overall health. Not only can it cause insomnia, digestive issues, and skin… Read more »

Top 3 Causes Of Canker Sores

Canker sores can be painful, sometimes making it difficult for you to eat, brush your teeth, and perform other daily tasks that you wouldn’t otherwise think about – like talking. There are two different types of these ulcers; “simple” and “complex.” While they’re both undoubtedly uncomfortable, knowing which type of canker sore you have could… Read more »