Caring for Your Child’s Baby Teeth

When Should You Take Your Baby For A First Visit to the Dentist? If you have a new baby at home or know someone who does did you realize that a dentist should examine a child within six months after their first tooth comes in and no later than the child’s first birthday?  A whopping 97%…

Jaw-Dropping Insights Into TMJ Disorders

More Than 15 Percent of American Adults Suffer from Chronic Facial Pain If you have pain or tenderness in your jaw, or persistent headaches or neck aches, you may be suffering from a temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-mun-DIB-u-lur) joint (TMJ) disorder. For many sufferers of TMJ disorders (TMD), the dentist is a logical first stop in trying to…

Bad Bites That Can Harm Your Teeth

Foods That Are a Treat to Eat Often Can Do Serious Damage Your mouth is a busy place. Especially for bacteria tiny colonies of living organisms are constantly on the move on your teeth, gums, lips and tongue. Having bacteria in your mouth is a normal thing. While some of the bacteria can be harmful,…

Top Foods for Stronger and Whiter Teeth

What You Eat Can Help Fortify and Brighten Your Smile Think of the enamel on your teeth as a fortress and plaque like a marauding horde bent on their destruction. You can build up defenses in your mouth with healthy eating habits and use nutrition to fight off the corrosive attack of plaque. Small changes…

All Dental Fillings Are Not Created Equal

A Guide to Options in Tooth Filling Materials Most of us know that when you visit your dental office with a cavity, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth…

The Ugly Truth About Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush may be nastier than you think. Find out when to ditch it. As you reach for your toothbrush each morning, you may not realize what’s hanging out on its bristles. Toothbrushes can become contaminated with oral microbial organisms whenever they are placed in the mouth, says Sharon Cooper, PhD., a clinical associate professor…

Is Bruxism Damaging Your Health?

Grinding Your Teeth Bruxism Can Lead to a Host of Oral Health Issues Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise. Why…