Chew Gum for Increased Saliva Production

Studies show that chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after you eat can help prevent cavities. The key to chewing gum’s efficacy is a actually the body’s first natural defense against oral emergencies: saliva production. It is not the gum itself that fights cavities. Rather, the act of chewing the gum increases saliva production. Saliva… Read more »

Prevent Enamel Erosion and Cavities by Doing These Things

Enamel erosion and cavities are two dental issues that go hand in hand. If you’re not careful, they can harm your smile and alter your oral health. This is why it’s important to prevent these issues as much as possible. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. , has some tips and instructions for… Read more »

Bruxism Damages Teeth

Do you snore or grind your teeth loudly while you sleep? If so, you may have bruxism. Bruxism is a disorder in which you heavily grind your teeth while you sleep, and it can cause many problems. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t aware of the grinding because we are, well, asleep. This can be frustrating… Read more »

A Cavity Might Be Treatable with a Simple Dental Filling

Demineralized tooth enamel from frequently consuming acidic beverages and poor oral hygiene practice, is at increased risk of suffering a cavity. As this starts to happen the natural bacteria in your mouth gradually compromise more and more of the existing tooth enamel. This can cause significant pain, discomfort, and heightened sensitivity. Treating a tooth in… Read more »

Things to Consider Before Whitening Your Teeth

For those who have stained teeth, Dr. may recommend teeth whitening in , . However, it is important to note that not everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening. Before any whitening is treatment is performed, it is important that you consider certain factors. Plaque A buildup of plaque will prevent a successful teeth whitening… Read more »

Create an Improved Oral Health Identity with Oral Cancer Screenings

Because of the seriousness of oral cancer and the importance of spotting the disease as soon as possible, you can have oral cancer screenings at our office with your semi-annual checkups. Each year in America, over 40,000 people are diagnosed with the disease, and as with other cancers, early detection is often critical to ensure… Read more »

Keep Your Oral Health in Top-Notch Condition With a Mouth Guard

Unfortunately, there are many things that can harm and damage your smile. In addition to poor oral hygiene and a high-carbohydrate diet, high-contact sports and activities can also harm your smile. This is because while you are active, hard objects, like a ball, bat, knee, elbow, or helmet, can hit your mouth and cause a… Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Might Be Needed to Treat Severe Gum Disease

Poor oral hygiene practices can cause an excessive amount of tartar buildup at the gumline. This is the most common cause of the periodontal infection known as gum disease. If it’s not treated early the infection and subsequent inflammation can cause your gums to recede from your teeth leading to severe oral health complications. As… Read more »

Causes and Genetic Factors of Sleep Apnea

Did you know that not all causes of sleep apnea may be environmentally induced? In many cases, sleep apnea could be the result of genetic factors that you have very little to no control over. In addition, sleep apnea also exists in two major forms, central sleep apnea, and obstructive sleep apnea, with the causes… Read more »

A Tooth with an Uncomfortable Filling Might Need a Crown

While a filling is intended to repair a tooth for many years, it cannot last forever. As time goes by, poor oral hygiene issues and the general health of your tooth enamel could allow the bacteria in your mouth to weaken the filling’s connection with the tooth enamel. When this starts to happen, you might… Read more »