Posts Categorized: General Dentistry

Potential Health Benefits of a Cup of Joe

A connection between oral and overall health is undeniable. Researchers are still trying to put all of the pieces of the puzzle of oral-systemic health together, but gum disease and tooth decay have been linked to serious conditions such as heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. Coffee is a controversial substance when it comes… Read more »

Teeth Grinding Wearing You Down?

Bruxism is the clinical term for grinding and clenching your teeth. About 80% of those afflicted with bruxism realize that they have it, but the other 20% of bruxism patients are unaware because the condition occurs while they are sleeping, in a completely unconscious state. Unfortunately, if you are one of these unlucky few, you… Read more »

Are Toothaches Always Serious?

Most of us, at some point in our lives, have had to contend with a sore or aching tooth. Sometimes, a little pain-relieving cream can offer a temporary reprieve, but in many cases, the aching won’t go away without a visit to the dentist. In fact, whatever’s causing your tooth to hurt will likely grow… Read more »

Understanding, and Defeating, Chronic Bad Breath

Are you slightly embarrassed to converse with people up close because you’re aware that your breath is less-than-fresh? Have you tried all you can think of to freshen your breath, but without any significant, or lasting, improvement? Chronic bad breath, clinically known as halitosis, can affect your dental health and confidence for a number of… Read more »

Keep Your Teeth Clean Away from the Sink

One of the earliest and longest-lasting relationships you’ll form is the one between you and your toothbrush. Maintaining your good hygiene means using your toothbrush at least twice, and sometimes more, every day. Still, keeping your teeth clean requires a little more attention than you pay them at the bathroom sink. Besides the plaque you… Read more »