Archive for August, 2016

Dental Implant Tips for a Successful Recovery

The success rate of dental implants is high. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), more than 95 percent of implants are successful. But you can further boost your chances of a successful recovery by making wise decisions about your oral health care. Below are our top tips for protecting your […]

3 Reasons to See Your Oral Surgeon

When is it time to see your oral surgeon for an exam? Although your family dentist can assist with your periodic oral health exams and maintenance, some symptoms call for scheduling an appointment with our office instead. Don’t let too much time pass if you experience any of the symptoms listed below. Although most are […]

Can Your Oral Health Suffer from Piercings?

Can your oral health be compromised by piercings on your tongue, lips, cheeks or uvula? These body adornments may look cool, but this hot fashion trend can actually have a detrimental effect on your health. A piercing can result in side effects and complications, particularly if you are not diligent about your dental hygiene habits. […]

Understanding Oral Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Oral cancer will strike more than 48,000 U.S. residents in 2016, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). That’s equal to roughly 132 new cases every day. Almost 20 percent of these patients will die as a result of this pervasive disease. What are your chances of being diagnosed with oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer? […]

Dental Implants or a Bridge: Which Is Right for You?

Both dental implants and fixed bridges can be used to successfully restore gaps in your smile. For decades, bridges were the go-to choice for most multi-tooth dental restorations. Today, however, we have another excellent option — dental implants. So what is the difference between these tooth restoration methods? And which one is the right choice […]

Research Links Head and Neck Cancer with Poor Oral Hygiene

Dental professionals have long believed that head and neck cancer (HNC) may be associated with lack of oral hygiene, and now that theory has been proven correct. A recent, wide-reaching study has demonstrated that poor oral health care habits are a contributing factor for these devastating forms of cancer. How the Cancer Study Was Conducted […]

Treating Facial Injuries Related to Sports

Facial injuries are frequently an unfortunate result of participating in sports. Sports participation offers a variety of health benefits, including improved endurance, strength and flexibility, but the downside is that it sometimes leads to accidents. In many cases, facial injuries are a part of the damage. Wearing the proper protective gear can help prevent many […]

Oral Surgery as an Alternative for Treating Chronic Sleep Apnea

New research indicates that oral surgery can help sleep apnea sufferers for whom other treatment options have been unsuccessful. A continuous positive airway pressure device, commonly known as a CPAP machine, is the most widely used treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Unfortunately, some patients are unable to tolerate wearing the CPAP mask through the night and ultimately abandon the […]

Good Oral Health Depends on Regular Flossing

Maintaining your oral health starts with brushing your teeth twice daily for 2 minutes or more. But as important as brushing is, flossing is just as crucial. In fact, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you floss at least once per day. Flossing takes just a few minutes, but it can make a big […]

Standard Dental Implants or Teeth in a Day: What’s the Difference?

Dental implants used to be the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). Implants not only look, feel and function like natural teeth, but they also help prevent bone loss. They can last a lifetime with proper care, whereas bridges and partial dentures may need […]