How Does Acid Reflux Disease Affect Your Oral Health?


If you have acid reflux disease, you know that it comes with everyday challenges for things that many people take for granted. Acid reflux happens when stomach acid makes its way up into the lower esophagus because the muscles there relax more than they should. The acid from the stomach can irritate the esophagus and even progress further into gastro … Read more

Top Tricks and Tips for Healthy Gums


Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems. Many people suffer from red and tender gums, gums that bleed, or even painful abscesses on the gums because they do not practice good oral health habits. But while gingivitis is a common condition, it doesn’t have to be. Gum disease is largely avoidable and often reversible by … Read more

How Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health


   Pregnancy affects a woman’s body in many different ways. Most of the changes are due to the surge of hormones that pregnancy brings with it. The presence of higher levels of estrogen and progesterone in the mother’s body affect many different things, including how the gums react to plaque in the mouth. The gums of a pregnant woman may be … Read more

The Connections between Dental Hygiene and Overall Health


What do people’s dental hygiene habits tell you about them? A dentist looking into the mouth of a patient can gather plenty of information about their daily life, most obviously what they eat, how often they brush, and how well they do it. Gum health can provide plenty of information about a person, too, such as how many days a … Read more

Why You Need an Oral Cancer Screening – Even if You Don’t Use Tobacco


The common belief about oral cancer is that tobacco users are really the only people who need to worry about being diagnosed with it. Habitual smoking or use of chewing tobacco introduces well-known carcinogens directly to the tissue in the mouth. And it is true that tobacco users as well as people who drink alcohol heavily are at the greatest … Read more

Take Your Vitamins for Healthy Teeth


We all know that eating right is part of keeping your teeth healthy. To prevent cavities, stay away from sweets, especially the sticky kinds that adhere to the teeth. And filling up on potato chips and other starchy foods is a bad idea for both your teeth and your overall health. But even if you avoid certain foods, are you … Read more

Periodontal Treatments – What Causes Bad Breath?


Nobody likes bad breath—not those who smell it, nor those who have it. Sometimes the solution to bad breath can be as simple as embracing better brushing and flossing habits. But in other cases, the causes can be less clear and difficult to pin down. Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of bad breath and … Read more

Periodontal Treatments – Your Dentist Cares about Your Comfort


A phobia of a visit to the dentist is a common thing. Many people fear going to the dentist, whether they are scared of the pain they experienced at a previous dental visit, or if they just hate the sound of the drill. But whatever your reason for not wanting to visit the dentist, it’s important to remember that your … Read more

Periodontal Treatments – Keep Your Child’s First Teeth Healthy with These Tips


As soon as your child gets his or her first teeth, it’s time to start taking care of them by getting into a normal routine. Baby teeth aren’t going to last forever, but they need to last at least until the adult teeth come in. Baby teeth are also more vulnerable to decay than adult teeth, so they need to … Read more

Periodontal Treatments – Does a Bright Smile Mean You Have a Healthy Heart?


      Regular brushing and flossing is essential to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and to keep your smile looking bright and healthy. But is it possible that your dental hygiene could also affect the health of your heart? Experts have been studying the link between dental health and heart health for some time. While there is no conclusive evidence to support … Read more