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Yearly Archives: 2016

Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

More than half of the population is affected by tooth sensitivity. Cold, hot, acidic or sweet drinks and food can cause pain or sensitivity. In fact, sometimes just breathing in cold air can make you wince. Although the pain usually goes away fairly quickly, it may come and go. Usually sensitive teeth occur when the

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Salivary Gland Cancer

Are you at risk for salivary gland cancer? Salivary gland cancer is more common in men than women and the risk goes up as you get older. Radiation treatment to the head and neck area for other medical reasons also increase your risk of salivary gland cancer in addition to workplace exposure to certain radioactive

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Causes and Treatments of Teeth Grinding

Do you ever wake up in the morning with a headache?  Or with sore teeth and jaw? If so, you could be feeling the symptoms of bruxism, more commonly known as teeth grinding.  Teeth grinding is usually done unconsciously in your sleep (Sleep bruxism), but the rhythmic clenching of the jaw and grinding of the

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Teens Who Stay Out Late More Likely to Have Tooth Decay

  Do you have a “night owl” for a teen?  Do you “hit the hay” before your child?  If so, new research from the International Journal of Dental Hygiene has found they are four times as likely to suffer from tooth decay than those who go to bed earlier.  Researchers found the link between the

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Taking Video Selfies May Improve Brushing Technique

Selfies:  Can they really be good for your teeth? Probably not what you expected to hear but research published in the Indian Journal of Dental Research of a recent study by Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that individuals who record video “selfies” of themselves while brushing helped to improve their brushing

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How To Overcome Dental Anxiety

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How to Choose Between Different Types of Mouthwash

We all know there are three keys to good dental hygiene- brush, floss and mouthwash; but like toothbrushes and toothpastes there are many choices in mouthwash.  Mouthwash (or mouthrinse) is used for a variety of reasons such as reducing plaque, preventing tooth decay, freshening breath, and preventing or reducing gingivitis.  It’s important to remember when

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Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.


Tooth Care During Pregnancy

Healthy Teeth: What’s Good for Mom is Good for Baby Good oral hygiene is very important during pregnancy, not only for mom but baby as well.  Hormonal shifts during pregnancy, especially the increase of progesterone makes gums more sensitive increasing the risk of gum disease.  Studies show that women with poor dental health and gum

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Keeping Teeth Straight After the Braces Come Off

The day has come.  The one you have been waiting to see for many months, even years.  It’s braces REMOVAL day!   After a quick debonding process you’ll be free of brackets and bands and your teeth will be smooth and perfectly aligned!  You are happy.  You are already planning a celebration meal free of

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