Children’s Nutrition

Your child’s favorite foods are probably doused in sugar. Giving your child a quick snack also gives you that extra time you need to finish dinner. Juice seems like a healthy way to make sure your child is somehow consuming fruit. All of these habits are understandable. Sugar is all around us. Dental decay is…

What Does “Fee-for-Service” Mean for Your Dental Care?

Paying medical costs is a headache all by itself. Dealing with insurance is a stressor. Difficulty with paying for dental procedures can cause some patients to forego treatment. As understandable as this is, it is a mistake to sacrifice the care you need. As dental practices strive to care for their patients, many practices are…

The Success of Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments

For most patients, surgery is not a soothing option— especially when it comes to oral health. Recent studies sought to understand just how effective non-surgical procedures are in treating periodontitis. What Is Periodontitis? Periodontitis is a more advanced stage of gum disease. Your gums are essential in protecting your teeth from decay and infection. Gum…

Smartphones Are Breeding Grounds for Bacteria

Take a moment and review where your hands have been in the last 15 minutes. You probably had to switch on the lights or open a door. Maybe you used a restroom. Doing any of those means that you have picked up bacteria because we share those spaces with other people—and millions of microscopic life…

Keep Kids Safer on the Street: Treat Your Child’s Sleep Apnea

“Look both ways! Use the crosswalk!” If you are a parent, you have probably said something like this. You invest time and effort into helping your child learn to cross the street safely. If your child has sleep apnea, you have a unique opportunity. You can contribute to your child’s safety when crossing the street…

Teeth Whitening

Whiter teeth. It is the number one desire on most dental wish lists. We all want the confidence that comes with a bright, white smile. While the desire is clear, the methods can be a bit harder to navigate. Why aren’t my teeth white anymore? There are a number of reasons why your teeth are…

Potential Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a disease that America is anxious to research. No one wants to see their loved ones slip away, so there is an urgency in this research. There has been some fascinating development this year. Scientists have detected a connection between gum disease and Alzheimer’s. What is gum disease? Gum disease, or periodontal disease,…

Dental Longevity

The Journal of the American Dental Association shared some exciting news at the beginning of this year: Americans are keeping their teeth longer than previous generations. The Findings There has been a 75% decrease in instances of total tooth loss in Americans aged 65-74. Data was obtained from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.…

Partner Conditions

As much as we have learned about the human body in the past few centuries, there are still many mysteries. One of those mysteries is the existence of “partner conditions.” What are “partner conditions”? There are some ailments that patients may experience in combination with another one. For example, some patients that suffer from endometriosis…

Warning Signs That You Could Have Gum Disease

Depending upon your age, you may be suffering from a type of gum disease. Generally, it afflicts most adults that are 30 years of age or older. No one is immune to its damaging effects. Also called periodontal disease, gum disease happens when plaque deposits build up around the tissues of the teeth and become…