Dental Health

Do You Have TMJ? You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Posted March 27th, 2020

Your jawbone (the mandible) meets your skull bone (the temporal bone) at the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. On a good day, this joint allows your mouth to open and close, to speak and eat or rest. On a bad day,

Dental Bridges 101

Posted February 27th, 2020

A hole in your smile is never a positive thing. It negatively affects physical appearance, eating, speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and well-being. Let Gordon Dental Associates bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and

The Science of Tooth Decay

Posted February 13th, 2020

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health as

What Happens in Your Mouth While You Sleep?

Posted January 27th, 2020

Ah, nighttime… the end of the day, the ceasing of work, and hopefully a good night’s sleep. But did you know things are still happening in your mouth all night long, even if you’re blissfully unaware of it? The St.

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