Category: Oral Care Conditions

Our Dentists’ Tips for Preventing Gum Disease

Did you know that February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month? Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, affects more than half of Americans aged 30 or older. Fortunately, this health problem is almost completely preventable with proper oral hygiene habits. How does gum disease develop? Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease. … Continue reading Our Dentists’ Tips for Preventing Gum Disease

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Though most parents try to take good care of their children’s health, according to the American Dental Association, over 50% of kids between the ages of 2 and 8 suffer from a preventable chronic disease: tooth decay. This February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and we’re urging parents to rethink oral hygiene. Even though … Continue reading National Children’s Dental Health Month

Bruxism – Clenching or Grinding Your Teeth

Bruxism – Clenching or Grinding Your Teeth

Do you ever find yourself waking up in the morning with a tight, sore jaw or headache or earache? Chances are you have bruxism. This common disorder causes you to clench or grind your teeth during the night or day and can lead to jaw problems and damaged teeth.  Most people clench instead of grind their teeth. More than 80% of the population is affected by some sort of TMD (temporomandibular disorder).

What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?

What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?

There are various reasons one may have bad breath, but in healthy people the major reason is due to bacteria on the tongue. Some studies have shown that simply brushing the tongue reduces bad breath by 70%. Some causes of bad breath: Food Poor oral hygiene habits Periodontal (gum) disease Tobacco products Medications Dry mouth … Continue reading What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?