Archive for November, 2016

Oral Health Watch: Heed the Color of Your Tongue

Did you know that your tongue can forecast your oral health? If you’re like most people, you don’t look at your tongue very often. So open wide and take a peek now. A normal, healthy tongue is pink, and it may have a thin, pale white coating. If yours looks different, it could be a […]

Tips to Prevent Cavities for a Healthy Smile Over the Holidays

To prevent cavities, you could give up your favorite cookies, candies, cakes and desserts this holiday season. But who really wants to do that? Holiday sweets can be pretty tough on your teeth, but that doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself to avoid tooth decay. Instead, keep cavity-causing bacteria in check during the holidays […]

How Dental Implant Surgery Can Change Your Life

If you have missing teeth, dental implant surgery does more than provide you with replacements. Although it may sound dramatic, dental implants really can change your life! Sure, you could get a bridge or a removable partial denture. And by doing so, you might save a little money up front. But those tooth replacement options […]

Do You Snore? You May Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Is your loud, habitual snoring a sign of sleep apnea? Snoring can certainly strain relationships. For many people who snore, though, the problem isn’t just an interpersonal one. It’s actually a life-threatening disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, roughly half of the 90 million Americans who snore may […]

For Oral Surgery, Nasal Sprays May Replace Numbing Injections

For many patients, the worst aspect of oral surgery or tooth extraction is the numbing injections.  The fear of these potentially uncomfortable anesthetic shots causes many patients to delay or avoid necessary treatments. Soon, however, needles may not be necessary to provide pain relief during oral and dental procedures.  The FDA recently approved a new nasal spray […]

Reducing Facial Fracture Risks in Auto Accidents

A high percentage of facial fractures are due to motor vehicle accidents. Violent contact with the steering wheel, dashboard, windshield, car seats or other objects in the car can result in broken bones and other serious injuries to the face. The good news is that you can take action to reduce your risk of serious […]

How Your Oral Health is Influenced by Your Diet

Your nutritional habits significantly influence your oral health. In fact, becoming more conscious about your diet — and how it affects your mouth and teeth — can help you avoid some major oral and dental health issues. Aside from your oral care routine, nutrition is the most powerful tool you have for preventing gum disease […]

Dental Implants & Porcelain Veneers: What’s the Difference?

Dental implants and porcelain veneers are among the most popular tooth restoration options available today. If you need a little work done, each offers a natural-looking solution for a beautiful smile. So what’s the difference between dental implants and veneers? And how do you determine which tooth restoration method is right for you? What Are […]