Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies occur often in young patients. Though they require urgent treatment, it is important to remain calm and take immediate action. Dental emergencies are any trauma or condition that requires immediate attention. Examples include: Toothache Fractured or broken tooth Knocked-out tooth Tooth displacement Injured jaw bone, cheek, lip or tongue Toothaches are most often caused when […]

TMJ Disorders and Treatments

TMJ disorders are complications associated with the temporomandibular joint where the jaw and skull come together. This joint, although small, can cause chronic pain and symptoms that make performing everyday tasks quite painful or difficult. The symptoms of TMJ disorders are different from patient to patient, with some reporting pain that comes and goes and […]

Oral Cancer Screening

Close to 50,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every year. The biggest concern with oral cancer is detecting it at an early stage so it is more predictably treated. Smoking tobacco, excessive consumption of alcohol, having Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and those with a family history of cancer are risk factors that increase the chances of developing […]

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is the feeling of an inadequate flow of saliva in the mouth. Your mouth needs saliva to work because it’s made to help break down food and help you swallow. Saliva also cleans the mouth of harmful bacteria and helps wash away food particles from your teeth. When your mouth loses the ability […]

Bad Breath

Having bad breath can be an embarrassing problem – especially if you are regularly face to face with other people. Known professionally as halitosis, bad breath plagues many people every day. Most cases of bad breath can be remedied by efficiently brushing the teeth. However, some types of bad breath are chronic or recurring, which […]

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth can make eating and drinking very difficult. There are many causes for sensitive teeth and sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose the problem. If your teeth are unreasonably sensitive or causing you pain, then you should see a dentist to try to determine the underlying cause and get the treatment necessary to decrease […]

Dental Sealants

What are sealants and why are they placed? Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth — usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) — to prevent tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel […]

Fluoride Benefits

What is fluoride and where is fluoride found? Fluoride is a natural element found in the earth’s crust, in air and in water.  It is considered a nutrient because our bodies need it to grow and develop properly and decades ago scientists discovered that kids who naturally took in more fluoride had fewer cavities.   In […]

Oral Hygiene Instructions

Brushing As soon as a child’s first tooth comes in it should be brushed by an adult.  Kids can start practicing brushing their teeth as early as age one with a non-fluoride toothpaste or water, but it is very important that an adult always help until they determine the child is doing an adequate job […]

Teeth Whitening

woman teeth before and after whitening

Teeth whitening procedures are used to brighten the appearance of a patient’s smile – sometimes by as many as 5 to 10 shades in a single session. According to the American Dental Association, teeth whitening procedures have become some of the most popular esthetic dental treatments among patients throughout the country, including. Professional teeth whitening […]