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How Your Gut Health Impacts Your Oral Health

Every dentist will tell you that there is a close link between our gut microbiome and oral health, with trillions of good bacteria living throughout your digestive system.  Your microbiome influences your digestion, immune system, metabolism, and hormones. Research shows it can even play a role in your daily moods and emotions. Your dentist will… Read More »


Easy-to-Eat Meals After Oral Surgery

Although oral surgery can be a daunting experience, many patients find recovery just as tricky if they don’t know what foods to eat. You must stay away from foods that not only can affect the results, but also damage your teeth and gums. For most oral surgeries — such as tooth extraction and wisdom teeth… Read More »


How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Do you worry about how others perceive you when you smile or laugh? If you have a tooth missing, there is no dental solution more effective than implants. Alternatives like dentures and bridges are quickly becoming outdated by comparison. Even so, you may be wondering how long they last. If that is a concern, we… Read More »


Is Bone Grafting Necessary After Tooth Extraction?

Is Bone Grafting Necessary After Tooth Extraction? Whether the cause of your problems was trauma or tooth decay, tooth extraction is sometimes the best solution for preserving a patient’s oral health. However, removing teeth can impact a person’s wellbeing in other ways. Bone grafting is an excellent solution to help protect dentition and prepare an… Read More »


How Your Gut Health Impacts Your Oral Health

Every dentist will tell you that there is a close link between our gut microbiome and oral health, with trillions of good bacteria living throughout your digestive system.  Your microbiome influences your digestion, immune system, metabolism, and hormones. Research shows it can even play a role in your daily moods and emotions. Your dentist will… Read More »


What Causes Sensitive Teeth and How to Stop It

Do you avoid drinking ice cold drinks because of your teeth? Do frozen deserts cause you to shudder from the jolt of pain they cause in your mouth. If sensitive teeth inhabit your life like these or other ways, something has to change… Here, we’ll explore some common triggers for tooth sensitivity and some strategies… Read More »


Keeping the Bleeding Down When You Get a Tooth Extracted

After having a tooth pulled, it is essential to follow these necessary aftercare instructions to maximize your healing. If your gums don’t stop bleeding, you should contact us immediately to determine the best course of action. In the meantime, here are some helpful hints to practice after a tooth extraction to reduce excessive bleeding. Stop… Read More »


Top 3 Reasons to Invest in a Night Mouth Guard

Do others tell you that you grind your teeth when you sleep? Or, do you have jaw pain or chronic headaches from clenching your teeth? If the answer is yes to either question, you may need a custom-fitted mouthguard for the night. By wearing this oral device, you can protect your teeth from undue harm… Read More »


The Role of Oral Health in Developing and Reversing Cancer

It has always been known that proper dental care affects overall health. That said, there is also some reason to believe that it can also influence the risk of cancer. This suggestion may seem like a stretch, but researchers at Helsinki University Hospital in Finland and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are suggesting there is… Read More »


Uncommon Causes of Jaw Pain

As many of our patients can attest to, there is little that causes more discomfort that jaw pain. There are many causes for jaw pain, ranging from trauma to a heart attack. The problems associated with the teeth and jaw structure can often be treated by an oral surgeon or dentist, giving you quick relief…. Read More »