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Gingivitis: Are Your Gums Trying to Tell You Something?

Posted August 13th, 2019

Gingivitis, very simply, is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

Posted July 27th, 2019

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to

Types for All Stripes: Teeth Whitening

Posted July 13th, 2019

Whiter, brighter teeth are on the top of everyone’s smile wishlist – and for good reason! White teeth look young and healthy. The good news is that teeth whitening is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve your

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection

Posted June 27th, 2019

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common,

How are Dental Savings Plans Different from Insurance?

Posted June 13th, 2019

Understanding any type of medical or dental insurance can be a challenge, especially for uninsured folks trying to find a plan on their own. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, about 74 million Americans had no dental insurance

Dental Implants: A Brief History of Tooth Replacement Innovation

Posted May 27th, 2019

Today’s dental implants boast a long-term success rate of near 97%. Because implants support surrounding teeth, encourage new tissue growth and continued bone formation, and give patients back full chewing ability and a complete smile, they have become the industry

What Are Those Bumps? Oral Tori

Posted May 13th, 2019

Unusual shapes and growths can be alarming anywhere in the body. If you’ve noticed hard bumps growing in your mouth, you might have oral tori. What are Oral Tori? Tori (or a single torus) are bumps in the mouth made

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Invisalign®!

Posted April 27th, 2019

If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible

Same-Day Dentistry – Too Good to Be True?

Posted April 13th, 2019

In a world of same day shipping and same day photo prints, your dental restorations can now be same day services too! This is thanks to CEREC® milling machines and digital imaging technology. CEREC is short for “ceramic reconstruction”. This

TMJ: The Root of Your Pain

Posted March 27th, 2019

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ.  That sounds more familiar—you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it. TMJ