Oral Hygiene, Pain, Senior Oral Care

Medications and YOUR SMILE

We are seeing a growing number of patients that are experiencing dryness of their mouths and a number of dental issues associated with this dryness. Xerostomia is the clinical term for this condition and some dryness of the mouth can be so severe that it is not just uncomfortable, but it can become very painful. Additionally, there are times when the… Continue reading Medications and YOUR SMILE

Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Senior Oral Care, The Patient Experience, Your Smile Dental Care

Your Dental History

Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork... So, you go to the dentist for a matter concerning your teeth or perhaps you're there for your bi-annual dental check-up and cleaning and your exam begins with a bunch of questions about your overall health. Why does a dentist or hygienist want an update of your medical history at every visit?… Continue reading Your Dental History

Oral Hygiene, Senior Oral Care, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

The Flossing Debate

Even though it was last year that the Associated Press report suggested that flossing was overrated and unnecessary, we are still being asked by patients whether flossing is necessary or not. The simplest answer seems to be answering their question with another question: "What do you suggest for cleaning plaque and food from in between… Continue reading The Flossing Debate

Emergency, Nutrition, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Senior Oral Care, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

What is a Periodontal Screening?

No doubt, you have heard how important it is to take care of your gums for the health of your teeth, but it can also affect your overall health. Gums, also known as gingiva, is a barrier tissue that covers and protects your teeth and the bone that surround and support your teeth. When gums… Continue reading What is a Periodontal Screening?

General, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Senior Oral Care, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

Flossing: Why You Should Make Make it Your New Year’s Resolution

With all the New Year, New You choices this time of year, how can we possible complete with all the great suggestions out there? Every year flossing makes our list and every working day we dental professionals remind our patients how very important this ritual is. Over and over again! If the following reasons aren’t… Continue reading Flossing: Why You Should Make Make it Your New Year’s Resolution

Dentures, Implants, Senior Oral Care, Your Smile Dental Care

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental Implants are modern dentistry's highly successful, long-lasting, and natural-looking substitute for missing teeth or for supporting dentures. Dental implants actually fuse directly to your jaw bone becoming one with your living bone structure. In doing so, implants help to maintain your jawbone - which would otherwise begin to disintegrate once your tooth is removed. What are Dental… Continue reading Dental Implant Procedure

Dentures, Implants, Oral Hygiene, Senior Oral Care, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

A Partial Glimpse into Dentures

It is unfortunate when you are missing several teeth and eating and smiling has become difficult - even embarrassing. Finding a solution that is the right fit for you involves a number of considerations and your dentist will help you understand the factors involved in your specific-to-you situation. Although implants are the most advanced tooth… Continue reading A Partial Glimpse into Dentures