Hormones and Dental Health

Women experience many changes throughout their lives from puberty to menopause, and you may be surprised to hear that these changes affect their dental health. Hormonal fluctuations affect blood flow to the gums as well as the body’s response to plaque buildup. These changes put women at risk for oral health problems such as periodontal… Read more »

Sedation Dentistry

Twenty percent of the population fear going to the dentist. When you were a kid you would have to bite the bullet and go whether you were afraid or not. These days, dentists like to keep their patients comfortable. They know how important it is to attend routine appointments. How dental health affects your overall… Read more »

What Is A Tooth?

Our teeth are important to us. From your baby’s first tooth, to braces, to wisdom teeth, you expend a lot of time and energy caring for your family’s teeth, and your own teeth. But, have you ever wondered what makes a tooth? Understanding the anatomy of teeth can help us understand the steps we take… Read more »

Ten Facts About Sleep Apnea

Ongoing research in the dental field has brought to light useful information regarding our health. For instance, the oral-systemic connection indicating that our dental health, particularly bacteria from unhealthy gingival tissue, can affect our whole body. In addition, we’ve learned that our dentist can treat sleep apnea; something that at one time seemed unassociated with… Read more »