Posts Categorized: General Dentistry

What Can You Do To Prevent Gum Disease?

Without preventive care and routine homecare, your gums can become inflamed and more likely to develop gum disease. While very common, periodontal disease does pose a number of risks for the stability of your smile. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent the onset of the disease.

Why Do We Need Checkups?

Last week, we took a look at the importance of dental cleanings. Every six months you also need another kind of visit, a dental exam. Why do we need checkups? With a routine exam, the dentist can help you enjoy a healthier smile and safeguard you against decay and other oral health concerns.

Why Does Your Jaw Pop?

Do you ever notice a crackling or popping sensation in your jaw? Why does your jaw pop? A popping jaw is often related to the onset of TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. A widespread jaw joint disorder, TMD can lead to serious complications without treatment. We can help restore the health and comfort of… Read more »

How Do You Protect Your Smile On Thanksgiving?

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? If you plan on gathering with friends and family then you’re most likely looking forward to a big meal. While feasting and visiting, be sure to be aware of how sugary foods and drinks can endanger the health of your smile. You can take steps to protect your smile this… Read more »

Answering Questions About Bruxism

While good dental hygiene can help you prevent the most common dental health issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, other conditions might not be as simple to prevent. In some instances, you might be endangering your teeth without even realizing it, especially if you experience bruxism (consistently grinding your teeth). If you catch yourself… Read more »

What Can You Eat after a Tooth Extraction?

Oral surgery can include minor matters or more serious dental troubles. Common procedures that may inhibit your ability to eat and speak for at least a short while range from fillings to dental implants. Extracting teeth is necessary when a wisdom tooth is impacted or partially erupted, a tooth has “died” due to trauma, or… Read more »