What Causes Cavities? 

It’s estimated that approximately 91% of Americans over the age of 20  have had a cavity at some point. In addition to this staggering statistic, nearly 30% of Americans over the age of 20 have untreated cavities. Given the fact that cavities can be avoided with preventive care , these numbers are incredible. So why? … Read more

Stages of Periodontal Disease 

As we wrapped up National Dental Hygiene Month in October, it seemed fitting to follow up with information about the different stages of gum disease. As your hygienist has probably discussed with you, we take measurements of your gums at least every 12 months to help us determine what stage of health your gums and … Read more

Why do I have Gum Recession?

You may experience gum recession at some point in your life, even with great homecare and regular dental visits. To some degree it actually affects the majority of our population. “Gum recession is when the margin of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or the … Read more

Autoimmune Series: The Oral Health Impact of Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the body begins invading it’s own moisture producing glands. This can be saliva glands, tear ducts and other types of organs. The problem for oral health occurs when the saliva glands are affected and flow of saliva is reduced. This autoimmune disorder shows up in all racial … Read more

Autoimmune Series: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

This month we’re kicking off a new blog series! Every other month through 2019 we will highlight a different autoimmune disease and the impacts it has on oral health, and vice versa. Autoimmune diseases are wide ranging and affect many different systems of the body. Their commonality though, is that the body attacks its own … Read more

The Difficult Effects of Methamphetamines on Oral Health

The Hard Truth about Methamphetamines and Oral Health We can hardly go a single day without hearing about the rising increase of drug addiction in our country, or worse, hearing the heartbreaking story of a loved one coping with addiction. Drug addiction has debilitating effects on families, communities and of course the individuals themselves. As … Read more

Take Your Oral Health to Heart

You’ve heard us say time and time again that oral health is linked to your overall health. Most people treat their mouths as a separate entity from the rest of their bodies and ignore the fact that what goes on in there has a huge correlation to many other health issues. This month we are … Read more