Archive for November, 2019

Implants Vs. Dentures

Part of aging includes losing some of your teeth. Unfortunately, many people feel less confident after experiencing tooth loss, and some people go through great lengths to avoid smiling in front of others. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, nearly 70% of adults ages 35-45 in the United States have at […]

Having a Dry Socket? Five Tips To Heal Quickly

Undergoing surgery to have your wisdom teeth removed isn’t the most exciting experience, but it’s worse when you end up with a dry socket. Also known as alveolar osteitis, a dry socket is a painful dental condition that can occur after you have an adult tooth extracted. This condition arises when a blood clot at […]

My Wisdom Teeth Aren’t Causing Me Any Problems, Can I Keep Them?

If you ask some people, they’d say they’re against wisdom tooth removal if they don’t cause any problems; however, other people believe wisdom teeth will inevitably cause problems down the line, so should be removed. Ultimately, wisdom tooth removal is a personal choice.  The topic of wisdom teeth removal is a hot button topic among […]

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous sleep disorder that causes breathing to stop and start throughout the night. The different forms of sleep apnea include obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea (a combination of obstructive and central sleep apnea.) Sleep apnea disrupts your sleep and leaves you at risk for many […]

10 Facts About TMJ

1. Pain around your ear can be a sign of TMJ. Most people associated Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain with jaw pain—which is a common symptom, but other pain can also be an indicator. TMJ can also cause pain in and around the ears and head. It can cause ringing in the ears and even hearing loss.  […]

Water Flossing Versus Flossing

Recently, water flossing has become more and more popular. Whether you get a Waterpik machine, a specialty toothbrush with water flossing capabilities, or some other form, water flossing is becoming much more accessible. So, what is it? Is it good for you? Should it replace your traditional flossing with string floss? We’ve got some answers […]

What is Orofacial Pain?

Orofacial pain can manifest itself in many ways, but essentially this can encompass pain in the head and neck region. The symptoms of orofacial pain could include dizziness, tingling in the head and neck, abnormal itching, muscular incoordination, ringing in the ears, or other aches and sensations in the neck and head. It includes headaches, […]

The Effects of Pacifiers on Your Child’s Oral Health

Is there reason to be concerned about pacifiers? It’s true that they can impact the oral health of your child—both negatively and positively. It all depends on how and when your baby is using their pacifier. In some situations, pacifiers can impact the dental development of your baby—this is commonly referred to as pacifier teeth.  […]