The Development of Wisdom Teeth

With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth. Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One of the changes that takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars or your “wisdom teeth.” They call them wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age.…

Oral Health Month

Taking care of your oral health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Good, effective oral hygiene practices are essential. Your mouth and teeth, along with the rest of your body, are homes to bacteria. It’s important to take care of your teeth and brush daily to help remove harmful…

An Explanation of Dental Implants

Single-tooth dental implants are used as a permanent replacement for a single tooth. If you have lost a tooth, consider coming in for a consultation. Dental implants can last for a lifetime if you maintain good oral health habits. Single tooth dental implants have three parts which are a metal post, abutment, and a crown.…

The Relation Between Diabetes and Your Oral Health

According to the CDC, diabetes affects 34.2 million Americans. Diabetes is well known for affecting many areas of the body, including the kidneys and heart. However, did you know that Diabetes is also linked to oral health problems? People suffering from Diabetes are at an increased risk of developing periodontitis, an infection affecting the health…

Mediastinitis and Dental Abscesses

The area between your lungs is referred to as the mediastinum, containing your heart, windpipe and esophagus. When this area becomes inflamed, this results in a condition called mediastinitis, which has been linked to dental abscess. Individuals facing this condition may experience shortness of breath, chills and/or fever. How are mediastinitis and dental abscesses linked,…

Dental Care and Respiratory Health

According to the CDC, respiratory illnesses are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. New research on respiratory health is strongly suggesting that bacteria found in your mouth can inflame your airways, as well as create other breathing problems. According to United Concordia, studies have shown the bacteria resulting from periodontitis may…

The Connection Between Oral Healthcare and Brain Function

We all know that brushing and flossing daily may prevent tooth loss, decay and gingivitis. However, did you know that these oral hygiene practices may affect your brain health and function as well? Ongoing research has shown a possible link between memory loss and oral health. Our mouths contain billions (yes, billions!) of both good…

What is Periodontal Disease? Tips to Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene

Are you experiencing swollen and puffy red gums that often bleed, and pain while chewing? Unfortunately, these are the tell-tale signs of periodontal disease. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s best to make an appointment with the Dentist right away to prevent further damage, such as tooth loss. According to the CDC, nearly…

How Oral Hygiene May Affect Your Pregnancy

When finding out about your pregnancy, there are many precautions you are encouraged to take, such as avoiding undercooked fish or meat, alcohol and unpasteurized dairy products. Along with these precautions, one that may be overlooked is maintaining proper oral hygiene! When you become pregnant, your body starts to experience many changes. One of these…