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Tooth Sensitivity: Causes and Treatments

Tooth Sensitivity: Causes and Treatments

  As many as one in eight people in the U.S. deal with tooth sensitivity, including kids! What causes it and what can we do to protect our teeth? Understanding Dental Anatomy In a healthy tooth, there is the protective outer layer of enamel, then the porous, bony middle layer of dentin, and finally the pulp […]

What’s Different About Women’s Oral Health?

What’s Different About Women’s Oral Health?

Women face a different set of challenges than men do in caring for their teeth and gums, as well as having different advantages. Which Oral Health Conditions Are More Common for Women? Did you know that 90% of people diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) are women? TMD is chronic pain or soreness in the […]

The History of Fluoride in Dentistry

The History of Fluoride in Dentistry

We also add trace amounts of fluoride to our drinking water across the country to help keep our teeth healthy and strong. So what’s so special about fluoride? The Wild Origin Story of Fluoridated Drinking Water Our tale begins at the dawn of the 20th century in Colorado Springs. Local dentists were seeing so many […]

Oral Health in Cold and Flu Season

Oral Health in Cold and Flu Season

It’s never fun to battle a cold or a bout of flu, but that’s no reason to slack off on taking care of our teeth and gums. Feel Better Through Dental Hygiene It can feel like a lot of work to keep up with brushing and flossing when we’re not feeling well, but it’s worth […]

Don’t Let a Toothache Ruin Your Day

Don’t Let a Toothache Ruin Your Day

There are a few different causes, and we want our patients to be familiar with them as well as what they can do about them if a toothache strikes at a time when it’s not so easy to make a quick visit to the dentist. Toothache Causes: The Usual Suspects Tooth decay is the most […]

Are Oral Piercings Worth the Risks?

Are Oral Piercings Worth the Risks?

There aren’t many fashion choices that impact oral health, but this one does. The unfortunate reality is that lip and tongue piercings pose serious hazards to the teeth and oral tissues. Anyone considering getting one should be aware of the risks. The Biggest Risks With Lip and Tongue Piercings All piercings — even the extremely […]

Smoking Versus Teeth

Smoking Versus Teeth

However, it actually harms every system in the body, and oral health is no exception. Smoking (or any kind of tobacco consumption, including chewing tobacco and vaping) is a serious risk factor for a lot of oral health problems. Smokers Are More at Risk of Oral Cancer Despite lung cancer being the high-profile risk associated […]

Why We’re Thankful for the Dentist

Why We’re Thankful for the Dentist

Even in a turbulent year, there’s plenty that goes on that list, from our families and friends to new skills we’ve developed, and we hope that hard-working dental professionals are included for a lot of people! Healthy Smiles Come Easier With Modern Dentistry Before you scoff at the idea of putting dentists on a list […]

Fighting Back Against Dental Anxiety

Fighting Back Against Dental Anxiety

That means that close to 40 million people avoid getting crucial preventative dental care, which in turn means that small, easy-to-fix dental problems can become big, painful, expensive ones before they’ll see a dentist. We hope we can help all of our patients overcome any dental anxiety they may struggle with. Where Does Dental Anxiety […]

What Causes Bleeding Gums

What Causes Bleeding Gums

We know it can be alarming to experience bleeding gums, so we want to help our patients understand the different causes and how we can treat it (when treatment is necessary). Plaque Buildup Leads to Bleeding Gums Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that develops on our teeth. As it builds up along the […]

Diabetes and Dental Health

Diabetes and Dental Health

It becomes much harder to maintain good oral health without carefully controlling the diabetes, and diabetes becomes harder to control when oral health isn’t a priority. Gum disease is just one oral health problem that is harder to avoid with diabetes. Blood Sugar and Oral Health We hear all the time how bad sugar is […]

Strange and Fascinating Animal Teeth

Strange and Fascinating Animal Teeth

You probably already know that venomous snakes have hollow fangs to inject venom when they bite, elephants have massive tusks, and sharks are constantly growing new teeth. Just for fun, let’s take a look at some of the other unusual chompers out there in nature. Teeth Aren’t Tools…Unless You’re a Beaver How can beavers get […]

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