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What Is Periodontal Disease? What do you think is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults older than 30? If you guessed gum disease, you’re correct. Periodontal disease is also called gum disease, and it’s an infection of the gums, bones, and other ligaments that provide structure and support for your teeth. It’s important to recognize the early signs…Continue reading
Most of us learn how to brush our teeth during childhood, so it probably comes as second nature to you. Since it’s such a routine part of your day, have you ever considered whether you’re doing it the right way? You might be surprised to learn that most people don’t brush their teeth using the correct techniques. Even if you’re…Continue reading
The stresses of the global pandemic, the shutdowns that have occurred locally, and the changes in work routines have all led to an increase in migraines, jaw pain, tooth sensitivity and tooth fractures associated with bruxism. Bruxism is the clenching and grinding of the teeth. This condition is typically seen in patients who have poor pasture, poor sleep habits, stress…Continue reading
If your smile is less spectacular than you’d like due to misaligned or crooked teeth, then the Invisalign system may be the answer to your dilemma. A beautiful, straight smile can boost your self-confidence as well as your self-esteem, and Invisalign is one of the best methods available for obtaining straight and even teeth. Best of all, they’re clear, making…Continue reading
Sleep apnea, a condition that causes people to experience repeated episodes in which they stop breathing while sleeping, is very common. In fact, it’s been estimated that as many as 22 million people have sleep apnea, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. Discover the most common signs of sleep apnea and learn how treatment can relieve your symptoms. Are…Continue reading
Taking care of your mouth properly ensures that you’re able to eat, drink, speak and smile. In addition to those essential functions, having a healthy mouth also reduces your risk of developing conditions like heart disease, pneumonia and certain kinds of cancers. That means that keeping your teeth and gums as healthy as possible is the key to maintaining your…Continue reading
How Do I Know If I Have a Dental Emergency? Being able to understand the differences between a dental emergency that requires immediate treatment or a less urgent issue that can wait a few days until you can be seen by your dentist is important. If you’re experiencing mouth pain that’s affecting your ability to sleep or other areas of…Continue reading