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In our learning center you can find information about general dentistry and how to keep your mouth clean and healthy.

Chipped or Knocked-Out Tooth

Chipped or knocked-out tooth--In addition to the obvious dental damage, the area may be red.  Call your dentist right away, especially if it's a permanent tooth.  If you can't reach your dentist, go to an E.R.  A chipped tooth with an expose ...Read More


Cranberries the Superfood

They're good for your heart, for your stomach, for your mouth and gums.  In fact, they contain more disease-fighting antioxidants than just about any other fruit or vegetable.  They've got lots of vitamin C.  And cranberry extract might even ...Read More


Save Your Smile

An apple a day may help keep the doctor away,and your teeth in tip-top shape!  Make sure your grin stays picture-perfect, dentists recommends these three foods. APPLES The fibrous texture acts as a natural toothbrush, while the malic acid gently ...Read More


111%

Article from Health.com 111% That's how much oral tongue cancer has increased amoung white women ages 18 to 44 over the past three decades, says a recent study (it's actually decreased in minority women). The good news is, it can be detected early in dent ...Read More


Pick the Right Toothpaste

1. Always go for fluoride, even in natural pastes (like Tom's).  It protects teeth against acid (a cause of decay) and reduces acid made by bacteria in your mouth.  2. Look for the ADA seal.  It assures the truthfulness of claims on ...Read More


The Worst Time for Bad Breath

The worst time of the day for bad breath is 3 p.m.  That's when factors such as coffee, lunch, and stress (cortisol dries your mouth, a lack of saliva boosts bad breath) combine to create a perfect storm for a stinky mouth.  To freshen up, b ...Read More


Bruxism

Teeth grinding during sleep is usually involuntary, and often times an individual suffering from the condition will not know until the symptoms are present or until a dental check up.  Also known medically as bruxism, this condition involves the const ...Read More


What are Veneers

Veneers are thin layers of porcelain, ceramic, or a composite resin that are placed on top existing teeth.  Veneers are not fake or replacement teeth but are an additional material placed on top of existing teeth.  They are used to cover cosmetic ...Read More


Why Should I Choose an Implant over a Bridge?

  Why Should I Choose an Implant over a Bridge?   The prospect of having an implant as opposed to a bridge may seem scary due to the surgery involved, and some patients may also be deterred due to be extra cost, but in the long run it can be ...Read More


How to (Honestly) Belie Your Age

According to new research, weather you can fool others about your real age depends on a surprising mix of factors, such as the look on your face and the age of the person guessing.  Here's a science-based crib sheet to appearing fresh-faced forever. ...Read More


Seniors and Dental Health Issues!

According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, the population of Americans older than 65 years is expected to double to about 71 million by 2040. What's more, the population of Americans older than 85 years is expected to increase to 9.6 million by 2030. ...Read More


Steps to Protect Oral Health by the Academy of Periodontology

Steps to Protect Oral Health Careful periodontal monitoring and excellent oral hygiene is especially important for women who may be noticing changes in their mouths during times of hormonal fluctuation. To help ensure good oral (and overall) health, be su ...Read More


What is a Veneer?

Many patients are discovering the benefits of dental veneers. Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin covering that is placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. The dentist applies veneers in a simple, comfortable procedu ...Read More


Dentists, Pharmacists Raise Awareness of Medication-Induced Dry Mouth

Leading dental and pharmacy organizations are teaming up to promote oral health and raise public awareness of dry mouth, a side effect commonly caused by taking prescription and over-the-counter medications. More than 500 medications can contribute to ora ...Read More


Do Dental Appointments Make You Anxious?

Do you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist?  You might be worrying unnecessarily. With dentistry's many advances, diagnosis and treatment gets more sophisticated and comfortable all the time. It's often best to share your anxiet ...Read More


Oral Cancer Prevention

The Importance of Early Detection Your dentist has recent good news about progress against cancer. It is now easier than ever to detect oral cancer early, when the opportunity for a cure is great. Only half of all patients diagnosed with oral cancer survi ...Read More


Diet and Oral Health

To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet, what you eat and how often you eat, are important factors. Changes in your mouth start the minute you eat certain foods. Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars from the foods you eat to acids, and ...Read More


Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

Recent studies suggest gum disease may contribute to or be warning signs of potentially life threatening conditions such as: Heart Disease and Stroke-Studies suggest gingivitis may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke because of the high levels o ...Read More


Nutrition and Oral Health: Making the Connection

How does the mouth relate to good health?  The mouth is the entry point for food and the beginning of the gastrointestinal tract.  The ability to chew and swallow is a critical function required to obtain essential nutrients for the body, the bui ...Read More