Overcoming Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

Millions of people around the world suffer from dental phobia, which can sometimes cause debilitating anxiety, keeping many from receiving the dental treatments they so desperately need. But thanks to developments in sedation dentistry, many are finding comfort and relief from this condition, allowing them to receive the care they deserve and get their oral and overall health back on … Read More

Halloween Treats and Tricks on Your Teeth

If you’ve stepped foot into a grocery store in the last week, you are very well aware of what holiday is quickly approaching. As soon as you walk into just about any store, you’re immediately greeted by overflowing shelves of every Halloween candy you could possible think of. You know what else is overflowing? Cautious advice from your local dentist, … Read More

Gum Health: What’s That Itch About?

When it comes to gum health, most people know that a seeing some “pink in the sink” on a regular basis is not normal. Bleeding gums are often a sign of a bigger issue and should always be addressed, but what about itchy gums? While itchy gums don’t always signal an oral health problem, it’s important to familiarize yourself with … Read More

ADA Responds the Discouraging Fluoride Study

Recently, a study published online claimed an association between higher prenatal fluoride exposure and subsequent lower IQ scores in children, and the American Dental Association (ADA) has responded. In the study, researchers looked at 299 pairs of moms and children in Mexico, analyzing their general cognitive indexes and IQ analyses. According to a recent ADA news article, researchers concluded that … Read More

Dental Procedures and Heart Health

New evidence suggests a further correlation between oral and heart health, according to a recent Fox News report. Recent research has found that patients who have prosthetic heart valves may be more at risk of developing serious infections when undergoing invasive dental procedures. Infective endocarditis, or infections of the heart valve or lining, was shown to be 66% more likely … Read More

Tooth Decay and the Role of Genetics

Have you ever heard that you got your “bad teeth” from your mom/dad/aunt/great-great-great grandfather/etc? According to a recent Medical News Today article, the oral bacteria found in your mouth when you are very young is in fact influenced by your genetic background. But a recent study has found that as we age, the heritable factor wanes and non-heritable influences, like … Read More

Many Skip the Dentist, Blaming Their Wallet

As if fear and anxiety weren’t enough to keep many people away from the dentist, according to a recent news article, basic dental care is often financially out of reach for many as well. A recent poll found that 28% of participants did not have dental insurance, and a whopping 56% didn’t get regular dental care unless there was a … Read More

Time to See Your Dentist

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends, for optimal oral health, brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes, flossing daily and visiting your dentist bi-annually for professional cleanings and exams. And while we completely agree with these guidelines, there may be other times that a trip to the dentist might be in order. Making a trip to the dentist … Read More

Help! I’ve Had a Dental Emergency!

No one enjoys being in an emergency situation, but dental accidents happen, and being prepared for them could mean the difference between keeping or losing a tooth. For all dental emergencies, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible. While most dentists reserve time in their daily schedule for emergency patients, accidents sometimes happen when the office isn’t … Read More

The Risks and Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation is being used in more and more dental offices across the country as a safe and effective means of allowing millions of patients with dental phobia to undergo much needed dental work. There has also been an increase in its use with children, who often have a difficult time tolerating dental treatment also. In an effort to help children … Read More