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

Save or Extract a Problem Tooth

For a dentist, there are very few things that are harder to decide than whether to save or remove a problem tooth.  Losing a tooth can potentially have a major impact on a patient’s ability to chew.  A lost front tooth can have a major impact on self-image and confidence.  So why does the dentist … Read more

Oral Care Tips for Seniors

As many of us know, due to advancements in medical technology we are living longer than we ever have. By 2030 the last of the Baby Boomers will turn 65 and older individuals will account for 20% of our population. This is good, but also presents other issues for us to deal with as we … Read more

Autoimmune Series Part 2: Impact of Psoriasis on Oral Health

Psoriasis affects 8 million Americans and over 125 million individuals worldwide. Psoriasis is the result of the immune system having a negative response and reproducing skin cells too quickly. Areas of red, thickened, and scaly patches of skin appear as a result of the body not shedding the skin cells fast enough. These patchy areas … Read more

Tips for Tooth Whitening

Summer is here and many of you might be considering tooth whitening. Most of the time whitening is perfectly safe when following directions, although there are certain aspects to consider. We’re going to discuss the different options for tooth whitening as well as answer some commonly asked questions. Is it safe to whiten my teeth? … Read more

Why You should choose Dental Implants; Our Top 5 Reasons

Do you have any missing teeth? Maybe more than one? Teeth require extractions usually for one of two reasons. Either due to extensive decay or due to progressive bone loss resulting from periodontal disease. Considering nearly half of our adult population struggles with periodontal disease, it is not surprising that nearly 178 million Americans are … 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