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Most Common Dental Problems in Seniors

Dental problems in seniors are nothing new. As seniors advance in age, so do their teeth, causing oral health problems. With age comes wisdom. Unfortunately, so does declining oral health. Here’s a look at some of the most common dental problems in seniors. Dry Mouth According to the American Dental Association, dry mouth in seniors […]

What Health Problems Can Result in Bad Teeth?

Routine dental exams check your teeth and mouth, but your dentist also checks for other health problems that could be contributing to bad oral health. Your oral health says a lot about what’s going on in the rest of your body, so if you have problems with your teeth it could be a sign of […]

How Long Do Tooth Fillings Last?

Dentists use tooth fillings to treat tooth decay because they help strengthen the tooth and stop decay from spreading. They make a great long-term solution to cavities, but even in the best of circumstances, they do not last forever. A variety of factors play into how long a filling will last, including the type of […]

The Relationship Between Halloween Candy and Tooth Decay

Although many things are different this year, Halloween will likely still involve plenty of spooky things—candy and tooth decay included. What is it about candy that causes trouble with our teeth? A common misconception is that the sugar in candy is solely responsible. There is, however, a bit more to it. What Does Candy Do […]

When Can Wisdom Teeth Grow After Age 30?

As dental professionals, one of the most common questions we hear is, “Can wisdom teeth grow after age 30?” The answer is sometimes. The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, typically begin erupting between the ages of 17 and 20. This process can be long and painful and is usually complete before 30. Although […]

Most Common Oral Surgeries for Children

Whether due to an unexpected accident or some problems with a growing mouth and teeth, the need for oral surgeries for children may arise at any time.

Should I See My Dentist More If I’m Predisposed To Bad Teeth?

Although everyone starts life with their own set of healthy teeth, many factors can make some people more predisposed to bad teeth than others.

Reasons for Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the most common surgeries, but have you ever wondered what are the reasons for wisdom teeth? You’ve probably seen many funny videos of loopy people coming out of anesthesia after having their wisdom teeth removed. Why do they exist just to be removed?

Can TMJ Go Away on its Own?

Do you suffer from jaw pain or difficulty opening and closing your mouth? Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ, might be to blame. Many patients with TMJ ask the same question: can my TMJ go away on its own? Causes and Symptoms of TMJ Disorder The causes of TMJ are varied, and it can be difficult […]

What Age Do You Typically Get Wisdom Teeth?

Most of us forget about the pain of losing and growing new teeth as soon as our last permanent teeth emerge in elementary school—at least until we get our wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth may sound fancy or beneficial, but they can actually spell disaster for your dental future. Smart individuals can plan and prevent disaster […]