Blog

BREAKING NEWS! FDA Clears Revolutionary Bone Regeneration Technology

There is a small group of dental professionals currently providing the LANAP laser gum procedure. While this technology has been a part of periodontal practices for many years, it has now become FDA-cleared for a new use in bone regeneration. Used by a trained and certified periodontist, LANAP is a surgical laser procedure designed for…

Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Mouth Get Too Dry

Having a dry mouth is annoying and uncomfortable.  There are many causes of dry mouth including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and even cancer treatments. Tobacco use is another big contributor to dry mouth. Many people don’t realize that certain medications can cause dry mouth, too. Certain drugs used to treat depression or anxiety, Parkinson’s disease and…

Know the Risks of Oral Piercings

There are many forms of self-expression, art, writing, fashion, even body piercing. When it comes to oral piercings, however–such as lip, labret, cheek and tongue piercings–it’s important to know all the risks involved. Know The Risks Before You Pierce Piercing anywhere near the mouth is very different than simply piercing an earlobe. The oral cavity…

Calcium Isn’t Just Good for Bones—It Benefits Your Smile (and Gum Health) Too!

We’ve all been told (and many of us tell our children) that milk builds strong bones. But our nutritional and dietary preferences are not only widely varied, they also change from time to time. Does milk really “do a body good”? Some believe it does, and others believe it doesn’t. Regardless of your take, you’re not alone. Today,…

The Silent Invader: Periodontal Disease

Here is an interesting fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of adults in the United States are affected by periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease will silently invade your mouth and affect your overall, general health, without your knowledge.  How is this possible?  Periodontal disease starts off as gingivitis which is harmless…

People With Osteoporosis May Have 85% Greater Risk of Periodontal Disease

What do osteoporosis and gum disease have in common? Bone loss! For anyone with periodontal (gum) disease, osteoporosis, or both… it’s important to know about the correlation between these two conditions. How Does Periodontal Cause Bone Loss? Are you surprised to hear that gum disease can contribute to bone loss? The first stage of periodontal…

The Legend of the Tooth Fairy

THE TOOTH FAIRY is one of many childhood fantasy figures we remember fondly. We lost our baby teeth, stuck them under our pillow, and the mysterious tooth fairy would swap our teeth out for money! What could be better? The tooth fairy isn’t quite the same for everyone though! The legend of the tooth fairy…

Managing Tooth Sensitivity

IF THERE’S ONE THING we can all agree on, it’s that nobody likes sensitive teeth! Tooth sensitivity can cause discomfort during daily tasks such as brushing, flossing, eating, drinking, and even breathing in a cold gush of air!  Many different things can cause a tooth to become sensitive. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, there…