Xerostomia and How It Affects Your Dental Health

Xerostomia or dry mouth, is a common, but sometimes overlooked, condition that is typically associated with inadequate function of the salivary glands. Xerostomia affects 30% of patients older than 65 years and up to 40% of patients older than 80 years; this is...

Dental Implants

Implants replace the root of a missing tooth. • Approximately millions of dental implants are placed each year. The process: • A 3D x-ray (Cone Beam Computerized Tomography) is taken to see if there is sufficient bone present to support the implant. • Your teeth are...

Sugar Is Not Only Harmful To Your Teeth…

It is the combination of bacteria and sugary foods that cause tooth decay. Everyone has trillions of bacteria in their mouths. Some of these will form sticky colonies called plaque that stick to the teeth. As the bacteria feed on the sugars in the food you eat, they...

Dental Anxiety: 3 Ways to Stop Fearing the Dentist

If you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist, you are not alone. An estimated 30 to 40 million people in the United States, avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. Not seeing a dentist affects your dental health and overall medical...

Summer Tips To Keep Your Smile Healthy!

Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are a few ways to prevent summertime tooth decay. Have a dental checkup before leaving town or before going back...