Risk Factors for Gum Disease

The holiday seasons are finally here! With the advent of Halloween just around the corner, the increase of numerous risk factors to your smile is greater than ever. With the influx of sugary sweets, it is important to protect your smile from the risks associated with gum disease and tooth decay. However, gum disease can also be linked to numerous... read more »

The Ins and Outs of an Abscessed Tooth

If you or someone you know has an abscessed tooth, also known as a periapical abscess, the tooth has a pocket of pus (fluid) in it caused by a bacterial infection. This occurs when the nerve of a tooth is dying or dead, and develops on the tip of the tooth’s root and spreads out. If this thick, yellowish fluid... read more »

What Causes Dry Mouth?

What is dry mouth? Dry mouth is a medical condition where the saliva production by the glands in the mouth is diminished and your mouth feels unusually dry. Saliva is critical to a healthy mouth because it helps protect the oral tissues against ulcers or sores that can arise during friction when eating and speaking, and neutralizes acids and protects against... read more »

An Apple a Day . . .

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? While apples certainly have many health benefits, have you ever wondered what eating an apple a day will do for your need to visit the dentist? Just like you shouldn’t completely avoid your doctor even if you eat an apple every day, you’ll still need to visit your dentist occasionally. In... read more »

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