Do adults benefit from topical fluoride treatment?

Do adults benefit from topical fluoride treatment?

Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, is nature’s cavity fighter. Fluoride strengthens the enamel and root surfaces of the teeth, making them more resistant to decay by preventing mineral loss and replacing lost minerals (remineralization). Fluoride also has...
Teeth Hypersensitivity – At-home and In-office Treatment

Teeth Hypersensitivity – At-home and In-office Treatment

Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) affects 57% of the general population and can have a negative impact on the quality of life and emotional well-being. DH peaks between the ages of 20-40 with a slightly higher prevalence in women. DH is marked by a sudden, sharp burst of...
Coping with dental anxiety

Coping with dental anxiety

Fear of going to the dentist is a common problem for many people.  Patients who suffer from dental anxiety often skip routine cleaning appointments or postpone necessary treatments which precipitates more serious and costly issues down the road.  Even with a healthy...
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Category: Preventive Whether you’re 1 or 100, your oral health is vitally important to your overall health and wellbeing. Your mouth is an essential gatekeeper to the rest of your body, with a direct connection to your respiratory system and digestive system. Though...
Bruxism – Clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth

Bruxism – Clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth

Dental bruxism is the involuntary clenching or grinding of the teeth. There are two types of bruxism: awake and sleep bruxism. Bruxing (grinding) can remove tooth enamel and render teeth more susceptible to sensitivity and decay. Bruxism can lead to tender facial...
Gum recession

Gum recession

Gum recession and its symptoms: Gum recession occurs when the height of the gum tissue around the teeth recedes and migrates downward toward your jaw bone, making your teeth appear longer than normal. The root portion of the tooth is exposed, which can cause the tooth...
Should my child get dental sealants?

Should my child get dental sealants?

Dental decay remains one of the most prevalent chronic childhood diseases in the U.S. According to the CDC, 20% of children ages 5-11 and 13% of adolescents ages 12-19 have at least one untreated decayed tooth. Children with recurrent decay or early childhood caries...