A New Year’s Resolution To Keep…Year After Year!
New Year’s resolutions are often abandoned once the going gets tough. That’s too bad because when these promises are health related, the long-term benefits are usually lost. Many people give up on their resolutions because they do not see immediate results. For instance, if weight loss is their goal, they expect to lose the pounds […]
Can You Receive Dental Care While Pregnant?
A question we get asked often is if dental care is acceptable during pregnancy. The answer is yes. In fact, delaying any treatment during this time can be bad for you and the baby. Pregnancy can initiate problems with both your teeth and gums. Due to the increase in hormones during pregnancy, gum problems are […]
What is TMJ?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge that connects the lower jaw to the upper jawbone. It functions through five pairs of muscles attached to the facial bones. The juncture where the two joints are connected has a disc that acts like a shock absorber for biting and chewing functions. The temporomandibular joint is quite […]
Your Oral Health and Heart Disease.
There has been much information in the news recently about the possible link between dental health and heart disease. Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without periodontal disease. Some studies strongly suggest that there may also be a link between […]
Don’t Let Bad Breath Scare You This Halloween
Garlic may be okay for scaring off vampires, but don’t keep others from getting close to you this Halloween because of bad breath (halitosis). Bad breath results from two key issues: oral hygiene and gastrointestinal health. Breath odors originate not just inside the mouth but also from your digestive tract. The offender in both cases is […]