Category Archives: Patient Education

  1. Today.com Discusses COVID-19 And Dentistry

    We read a recent article in Today.com that suggests people have held off on going back to the dentist because of COVID-19 and are therefore putting their oral health at risk. Some dentists have seen that even at-home dental hygiene has been hit or miss and points out that, “bacteria don’t know that there’s a pandemic.” That’s true! There’s no reason to put your oral health on hold, and this article explains why. Read it here now:

  2. Dentures After Long-Term Use

    Dentures are a common solution for missing teeth, but after some time, dentures can wear down. Aging causes the jaw bone shrink and the contour of the gum line naturally recedes. This results in loose dentures and painful gums. Properly fitting dentures should rest comfortably against the gums and remain in place without any pain.

  3. No One Likes To Talk About It

    No one likes to talk about it, but halitosis, or bad breath, is a common problem that many people face. This embarrassing situation is caused by the sulfur compound produced by the bacteria in small particles of food left after meals or snacks and after long periods of inactivity, like a night’s sleep. Occasional bad breath is usually temporary and can be eliminated or controlled with regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. If bad breath continues even when you try these methods to fight it, however, it could be a sign of a bigger problem.

  4. Diabetes And Oral Health

    Diabetes affects more than 34 million Americans each year, which is about 10% of the United States population. It is a chronic condition that comes in two forms: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is a condition in which little to no insulin is produced in the pancreas. Type 2 occurs when the body is insulin resistant, causing abnormal blood sugar levels.