What to Expect from an Oral Cancer Screening

Due to a recent increase in oral cancer cases, your dentist may have begun performing oral cancer screenings at your routine exams. This simple screening catches problematic tissues as early as possible, and early detection makes successful treatment much more likely. If you’re feeling a little nervous for what to expect during an oral cancer […]

Healthy Holidays? Not Impossible!

Christmas cookies, fudge, and other sweet treats seem to magically appear everywhere you and your family go during the holiday season. It may seem like an impossible task to have a healthy holiday, but making small adjustments to your celebrations now will have you walking on a better, and healthier path into the new year. […]

Why Did My Child’s Dentist Recommend Sealants?

“Sealant” is synonymous with home improvement projects – but not necessarily with our teeth. So if your child’s dentist brought up the need for sealants at a recent exam, you’re understandably a little confused. Fact of the matter is, sealants can be a significant aid in preventing childhood tooth decay. Sealants Help Boost Kids’ Oral […]

Could Cavities Be Genetic?

Are your cavities your parents’ fault? A recent study has us all asking ourselves one big question when it comes to our oral health – am I more prone to cavities and tooth decay because of my genetics? To test this theory, we look to the case study from senior study author Karen E. Nelson, […]

Why Your Dentist Could Treat Your Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious condition. While treating it is going to help protect your health and boost your daily comfort, a CPAP machine can leave something to be desired. Fortunately, your treatment could potentially get a whole lot simpler. Dental sleep apnea treatment helps patients breathe easy throughout the night – and it does […]

Can I Straighten My Teeth without Braces?

Don’t want to deal with braces? You’re definitely not alone. To be totally honest, traditional orthodontics can leave a lot to be desired. You have to have metal brackets bonded to your teeth and wear wires connecting them for months. You experience soreness after every orthodontic appointment. You have to adapt your diet and avoid […]

What Can I Eat with Dentures?

If you’re new to dentures, everything probably feels a little strange. The new teeth in your mouth are a big change, and they’re going to take a bit of an adjustment period to feel natural. The good news? Once you make it past that period, you’re going to feel like yourself again. We’ve got the […]

Why You MUST Replace Your Toothbrush Every 3 Months

How old is your toothbrush? If there’s absolutely no way you can answer that question, it’s probably time to chuck it and grab a new one. And if you’re like most Americans, the toothbrush sitting in your bathroom is long overdue for replacement. When you brush your teeth, you remove bad bacteria from your mouth […]

The Systemic Benefits of Awesome Oral Health

  You know that healthy teeth and gums help you build a beautiful smile and avoid uncomfortable, expensive dental appointments. But staying healthy has positive ramifications far beyond that. In fact, research continues to suggest that avoiding dental problems will help you avoid other health conditions – including some of the most serious. Your oral […]

Stress-Free Ways to Get Your Kids Eating More Vegetables

As we learn more about more about how to stay healthy, kids’ attitudes toward vegetables aren’t evolving quite as quickly. The problem is, plenty of health-boosting nutrients are lurking in those “yucky” veggies – and they should be a part of your child’s diet. Today, vegetable consumption in preschool-aged children remains well below what is […]