Dec 30, 2015

The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

By | December 30th, 2015|Gum Disease|2 Comments

Gum (periodontal) disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. Caused when bacteria settle and thrive in pockets in the mouth, it can result in redness, severe discomfort, infection, and ultimately tooth loss as the gums recede. Heart or cardiovascular disease, meanwhile, is a blanket term for a number of heart [...]

Dec 17, 2015

Do You Know What is Fluoride?

By | December 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Fluoride? We often hear dental professionals referring to an ingredient called fluoride.  We have also heard of the benefits fluoride brings to the enamel of the teeth.  Children are encouraged to use a fluoride rinse daily.  However, there are many other facts to learn about this fascinating element and it’s benefits. Where is [...]

Dec 16, 2015

When is a Good Time to Start Considering Braces?

By | December 16th, 2015|Orthodontics|0 Comments

Everyone probably knows the stereotype of the preteen kid forced to wear braces by their parents; the metal wires are placed over their teeth and worn for a year or more for maximum effectiveness. However, contrary to popular belief, braces may be needed at any age, for a variety of different reasons. Before you start [...]