Category: Patient Tips and Advice

Stinky Breath? Maybe it’s A coated tongue

Have you ever taken a peek at the back of your tongue and noticed a white, yellow, or brownish plaque coating your tongue? Have you also been told, or noticed, that your breath is a little unpleasant? This could be a case of coated… Continue Reading “Stinky Breath? Maybe it’s A coated tongue”

Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes is the seventh most common cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 87,000 deaths in 2019¹. Unfortunately, diabetes isn’t quite understood by the general population, and many individuals fail to recognize the gravity of the disease on their health.… Continue Reading “Diabetes and Oral Health”

What Are Dry Sockets?

If you’ve ever had a tooth taken out, your dentist has more than likely discussed with you the possibility of dry sockets. Dry sockets are nothing to mess around with, and we are going to talk about just what they are and things we… Continue Reading “What Are Dry Sockets?”

Another Reason to Visit Your Dentist: Oral Cancer Screenings

How often does your medical doctor do a thorough examination of your mouth and surrounding structures? How often are you visiting your medical doctor in the first place for a checkup?? We know it is recommended to see your dentist ideally twice a year.… Continue Reading “Another Reason to Visit Your Dentist: Oral Cancer Screenings”

Tobacco And Its Effects On Oral Health

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. CDC, 2021 For most of us, we’ve been told about the dangers of tobacco and its detrimental effects on our health since we were children. The cat’s been… Continue Reading “Tobacco And Its Effects On Oral Health”

Charcoal Toothpaste Craze

There seems to be a fair amount of buzz surrounding charcoal toothpaste and it’s ability to whiten teeth. Society tells us that we need to have pearly-white teeth, white teeth are healthy, white teeth are beautiful, white teeth are this, that, and the other.… Continue Reading “Charcoal Toothpaste Craze”

How To Stop The Spread of Cavities in Kids

Why do children get cavities? Are their baby teeth important? How can I stop them from getting cavities?

Doc, What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Be using?

The plethora of options for buying a new toothbrush might be confusing. Should you go with an electric or non-electric (manual) toothbrush? Which brand of electric or manual toothbrush? What type of bristles should my toothbrush have, does it even matter? Let’s clear the… Continue Reading “Doc, What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Be using?”

How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?

Dreading a visit to the dentist is a tried and true tradition – along with the age old question that every patient is asked – ‘Have you been brushing and flossing?’ I get asked more commonly than ever about when, how, and what my… Continue Reading “How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?”

My Dentist Told Me That I Have Gum Disease?

What does that mean? Think of each of your teeth like individual trees. Each one has a large trunk and many branches, consider this to be the crown of your tooth, the white part that sticks out above your gum line. A tree also… Continue Reading “My Dentist Told Me That I Have Gum Disease?”