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You May Need an Endodontist for a Tooth With Interior Decay

You depend on your family dentist for most of your oral care. There are some situations, though, that are best handled by a specialist. If you or a family Read More

Don't Panic Over Your Child's Teeth Grinding but Do Keep an Eye on It

First the bad news: Those nightly hair-raising sounds are indeed coming from your child’s bedroom—from your child. It’s the result of them grinding their teeth while they sleep. But here’s Read More

3 Reasons to See a Pediatric Dentist

Your baby is turning one year old—and it's time for their first dental visit! Both the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend your child Read More

Dental Sealants Give Children an Added Boost Against Tooth Decay

Although adults are more prone to dental disease, children aren't immune from one particular infection, tooth decay. Some children, in fact, are at higher risk for an aggressive form Read More

4 Ways You Can Take Years off Your Smile

There are ways you can look younger, including eating a better diet and getting physically fit. Cosmetic enhancements can also take years off your appearance. But while looking for a Read More

Clean Your Implants Just Like Your Other Teeth

You feel great about your new smile, thanks to dental implants! And you may also be feeling relief as the problems with your former teeth fade into the past. But Read More

4 Serious Health Conditions That Gum Disease Might Make Worse

A disease happening in one part of your body doesn’t necessarily stay there. Even a localized infection could eventually affect your general health. Periodontal (gum) disease, a bacterial infection Read More

Your Quest for a Dental Implant Might Be Interrupted by Bone Loss

Years ago, disease or trauma robbed you of one of your teeth. At the time you might have opted for an affordable solution, like a partial denture. But now Read More

Your Reoccurring Sinus Infections May Actually Be Caused by Tooth Decay

If you suffer frequent sinus infections, you might want to talk with your dentist about it. It could be your chronic sinus problems stem from a deeply decayed or Read More

Improving Hygiene Skills Maximizes Removal of Disease-Causing Plaque

Your mouth is teeming with bacteria—millions of them. But don't be alarmed: Most are benign or even beneficial. There are, however, some bacteria that cause tooth decay or periodontal Read More

Despite Some Online Sources, Root Canals Don't Cause Disease

The internet has transformed how we get information. Where you once needed to find an encyclopedia, telephone directory or library, you can now turn to your handy smartphone or Read More

Four Reasons Why Your Gums Deserve Your Care

While teeth often seem to be the main focus of dental care, there’s another part of your mouth that deserves almost as much attention—your gums. Neglect them and you Read More

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health

Thanks to treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, your chances of surviving cancer are greater than ever. These treatments, however, often produce unwelcome side effects. Treating throat or oral cancer, Read More

Do a Little Extra Food Prep to Ease TMD Discomfort

Because it requires jaw movement, eating can be difficult and painful if you have a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). During flareups you may switch to foods that are easier Read More

If Appropriate, Antibiotics before Implant Surgery Could Reduce Infection Risk

Millions of microorganisms call your mouth home—and while most are friendly, some are not. An invasive procedure like implant surgery can disrupt the mouth's soft tissues and allow disease-causing Read More

Don't Let Gum Disease Cut Short Your Implant's Service Life

Among dental restorations, implants are the closest prosthetic we have to real teeth. They not only replace the visible crown, but the titanium post imbedded in the jawbone adequately Read More

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