Dry Socket after a Tooth Extraction

The best thing you can do for your teeth is to keep them. Because of that, our dentist, Dr. Kevin Oakes may do everything possible to avoid an extraction. But sometimes a tooth is too damaged or diseased to save, and then it must be extracted. Normally, you should be able to recover after an… Read more »

All You Need to Know About TMJ

If you suffer from the TMJ disorder, then you experience pain, discomfort and limited function in the jaw joints of the mouth. These joints are called the temporomandibular joints, and they help you open and close your mouth as well as chew, talk and swallow. Our dentist, Dr. , is happy to tell you all… Read more »

Five Steps of Denture Maintenance

Receiving dentures is a major life change and will impact your oral hygiene routine, but caring for your new dental appliance is simple if you are familiar with the proper care. We offer five tips for denture care to maintain their hygiene and quality: 1. Run your dentures under water to remove loose food particles… Read more »

Quick Thinking Can Save Your Smile in a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies that start out mild can become severe when not treated quickly and well. Likewise, severe oral emergencies may require only minimal recovery time if addressed properly. The following responses to frequently asked questions about dental emergencies can help you respond appropriately in these situations. What oral emergencies should I look out for? The… Read more »

A Custom Mouth Guard Can Help Protect a Mouth with Braces

Your new braces represent a significant investment in improving the alignment of your teeth. It’s also worth noting that an accidental blow to the face during sports could cause significant damage to teeth, braces and soft oral tissues. While many schools and athletic organizations require the use of a protective mouth guards for certain sports… Read more »

Brush Your Way to Better Gum Health

We can’t emphasize enough how important it is that you brush your teeth twice every day. While toothbrushing does not affect the gums as directly as a daily flossing habit, it’s still crucial to maintaining excellent oral hygiene that keeps gum disease at bay. We offer tips on proper tooth brushing and choosing a toothbrush… Read more »

A Thermoplastic Snore Guard Might Provide Custom Fit for Dealing with Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic respiratory condition associated with breathing obstruction and chronic snoring caused by the soft palate. This can affect sleep quality as well as cause more stressed relations with your partner. Through the years, a growing body of research has found links between untreated sleep apnea and cardiovascular health conditions, such as… Read more »

Is the Cold or Flu Harming Your Dental Health?

Have you been so sick with a cold or flu that you just didn’t feel like taking care of your daily oral routine? It’s important to remember that being sick 7-14 days can impact your oral health if you don’t stay on schedule with caring for your teeth and gums. Let’s have a look: Brush… Read more »

A Complete Denture Can Serve to Replace Teeth Lost to Severe Periodontal Disease

As the years go by, inconsistent oral hygiene practices can lead to chronic problems with periodontal disease. This is even more likely to be an issue if you’ve routinely put off your dental checkups. A periodontal infection near the roots of your teeth can lead to the loss of multiple teeth as well as the… Read more »

Year End Smile Upgrades: Jaw Pain

If you are suffering from any form of jaw or facial pain, it is important to visit your dentist to determine its exact cause. Jaw or facial pain has numerous causes, some of which can be due to underlying oral ailments including bruxism, TMJ disorders, and periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Furthermore, jaw… Read more »