What to Know

  • Dental Sealants

    What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are usually placed on the chewing (occlusal) surface of the permanent back teeth — the molars and premolars — to help protect them from decay. Why […]

  • Endodontic Treatment

    What is endodontic treatment? “Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth. To understand endodontic treatment, it helps to know something about the […]

  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mouth

    Since the condition of the mouth mirrors the condition of the body as a whole, your dentist may be the first health care provider to see signs of a health problem. If something out of the […]

  • Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

    Heart disease Just like a headache is often an indication of health problems elsewhere in the body, the status of our teeth and gums can indicate larger health conditions. Studies recently completed have suggested that a […]

  • Oral Piercings

    Numerous complications are associated with oral piercings, tattoos, and decorative grills. As these  things become more popular, it is important to visit your dental hygienist so they may explain risks and complications associated with “mouth art” […]

  • Pregnancy and Oral Care

    Because it impacts the health of the baby, pregnant women are encouraged to pay special attention to all areas of their health. But many women are not aware that hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase chances […]

  • What is Gum Disease?

    What is gum disease? Stories often appear in the news about the association between oral health—specifically gum disease—and overall health conditions, such as diabetes or stroke. But what is gum disease exactly? WHAT CAUSES GUM DISEASE? […]