The link between oral health and heart health is a topic of increasing interest within the medical community. This connection stems from the understanding that certain oral health conditions have a direct impact on cardiovascular health. This is particularly true with gum disease (periodontitis). Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the tissues
Even if you are the most diligent person you know about fighting tooth decay, things can still happen. This is because as we age, our teeth can become weaker. The protective layer of enamel becomes thinner, putting us at a higher risk of dental concerns. Keeping strong teeth isn't an accident. It results from a
Gum disease results from plaque building up on the teeth and weakening and destroying the tooth’s natural enamel. It is painful and can lead to other dental and health problems. Sadly, more than 25% of American adults have some form of gum disease. This is a good indication that many adults are not taking proper
Grinding one’s teeth is a habit often resulting from emotional upheaval. But other activities can cause it. It most often occurs during sleep, so it can be a difficult habit to break. Fortunately, one can take actions to keep it to a minimum. Tooth griding is largely preventable. Causes of Tooth Grinding Grinding one’s teeth,
TMJ is a condition that can be painful and irritating. Here are a few things to consider in treating the condition.
Digital x-rays and digital dental scans have revolutionized dentistry. Here's how they benefit you.
Many people need to have wisdom teeth extracted at some point. Here's what to expect.
Fluoride treatments are important for both adults and children. Here's why.
Dental sedation helps patients ease any anxiety. Here's what to know.