In my experience it is better for patients of all ages to have wisdom (3rd molar) teeth removed. For young adults these teeth can harm the molars in front of them as they begin to erupt, especially if they erupt at an angle. For my adult patients, I generally see that wisdom teeth are […]
Vaping has become very popular. Many people see it as a healthy alternative to cigarette smoke and its use is fairly common among high school age children. Unfortunately, vaping has many of the same risks that traditional cigarette smoking does.
Oral health research tells us that vaping can increase the risk of gingivitis (gum […]
Sleep apnea is a condition where the soft tissue in the back of the throat falls back and prevents normal airflow for patients. Snoring is very common for those with sleep apnea, but it is important to know that not all people who snore have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can affect almost anyone, although […]
The best way to prevent a dental emergency is to avoid them from happening in the first place. There are some steps to reduce risk of dental emergencies such as:
• Use scissors, never your teeth to cut things.
• Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candies
• Finally, wear a protective mouthguard when participating in recreational […]
Kids are back in school, leaves are changing color and the flu virus is beginning to gain steam. Public Health officials in this country are expecting a bad flu season given how severe and early the flu has hit Australia this year. Protect your family, friends and co-workers by getting your flu shots early […]
When kids begin to get their teeth it can be a difficult time for both parents and the baby!
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of serious injuries to children and infants caused by bracelets and necklaces marketed to families as methods to relieve teething pain.
Unfortunately, these products have […]
Recent media reports have indicated the health benefits of oil pulling. Oil pulling is the practice of swishing oil in the mouth and some claim this daily routine can protect and whiten teeth.
The practice of oil pulling has been around for centuries, and has been practiced in countries such as Asia and India. […]
If you suffer from dry mouth chewing sugar free gum may help increase your saliva flow. Many Americans suffer from dry mouth which can have multiple causes, including prescription drug use. People who have dry mouth are at greater risk of developing cavities.
Chewing a sugar free gum, especially gum that contains Xylitol, can […]
Well, this winter turned out to be a wet one. Who else besides me is ready for spring?!
As the weather gets warmer and we begin to dry out from this winter, many of our youngsters will return to playing outside more.
With an increase in outdoor recreational activities and sports comes the occasional injury.
You may have seen advertisements, or your favorite celebrities using all sorts of “natural” products to whiten their smile. It may be tempting to think of these products might be safe, or better than traditional whitening products found at the market that are approved by the American Dental Association, but in fact some of […]