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Attacking Plaque

If you look in the mirror and see a healthy, white smile, congratulations! In order to keep it that way, you will need to make sure that your smile is plaque free. You may not realize it, but your teeth are covered in plaque. Not matter how straight, white, and healthy your teeth may be, plaque is constantly forming on... read more »

Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease

It is important to make sure that your mouth is well cared for and cleaned at all times. The risks for numerous oral ailments are often due to poor oral hygiene and the lack of cleanliness within your mouth. One such risk is gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, results from an infection within your gum tissue.... read more »

Protecting Your Teeth with Fluoride

In the 1930’s a fascinating discovery was made. People in areas where fluoride was found in the water supply had fewer cavities than those who lived elsewhere. Researchers soon discovered that fluoride, which is a naturally occurring mineral had the ability to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent decay. Since that time, many local governments have added fluoride to their water... read more »

Keep Sleep Apnea at Bay

Are you aware that sleep apnea has more than one form? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing, while you sleep, becomes difficult or hindered. Central sleep apnea is caused by brain signals facilitating breathing that are being sent from your brain not correctly reaching your body. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in your breathing airway.... read more »

Is Bruxism Secretly Ruining Your Smile?

Is bruxism secretly ruining your smile? Although bruxism is often found and discovered in individuals who have high stress levels, it can develop in anybody. Typically, bruxism goes unnoticed because it happens unconsciously, often while asleep. If left untreated, it is possible that bruxism can destroy your smile and seriously damage your teeth. The first step is to determine if... read more »