Dental Health

Top 5 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Posted November 27th, 2019

If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth, you must be familiar with the painful zing that follows a hot drink, a bite of ice cream, or just a deep breath of cold air. These and other

An Orthodontics Overview

Posted October 27th, 2019

The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” Orthodontics— you guessed it – help make your teeth straight. But oh, how it can do so much more! A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts

Can Bleeding Gums Cause a Heart Attack?

Posted October 13th, 2019

What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly

Biofilm: The Most Important Film of the Year

Posted September 27th, 2019

Biofilm is quite literally a “film” or layer of biological matter that forms on teeth, in sink pipes, on river rocks, and more. Biofilm is made of many different things. Think of it as concrete, which contains cement as well

The Good, The Bad & The Crossbite

Posted September 13th, 2019

If your teeth or jaw don’t line up well with each other, you may have crossbite. St. Augustine dentists Dr. Jeremy Gordon and Dr.  Sarah Hutson explain of Gordon Dental Associates explain more about this condition, its effects and what

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

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,

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

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

Is Flossing Really Necessary?

Posted March 13th, 2019

How do you feel when you see that little plastic floss container in your medicine cabinet? Eagerness to achieve that clean feeling in your mouth? Or regret over a habit you have trouble keeping? Did you get excited about recent