What Is The Point Of Having Wisdom Teeth?

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has stated that 85% of people need their wisdom teeth removed. If this is the case, then what is the point of having wisdom teeth in the first place? Wisdom teeth often impact or partially erupt and cause issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Why… Read more »

Popping Jaw? You May Have TMJ Disorder

Does your jaw pop or click when you chew food? Do you have trouble moving it when you open your mouth? Is your jaw sore and does it hurt when eating hard or crunchy foods? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have TMJ Disorder. What is TMJ Disorder? TMJ is… Read more »

Can Your Diet Affect Your Dental Health?

Your nutrition directly impacts your susceptibility to gum disease and tooth decay. The nutrients in the food you eat are distributed to strengthen your whole body, including your teeth. And believe it or not, your oral health is just as affected by what you consume as the rest of your body is. In other words,… Read more »

The Dangers of Teeth Clenching

Teeth are designed to fit together smoothly, with the top and bottom teeth touching only when chewing. We all clench our teeth to some degree; it is a natural result of stress or anger, for example. However, frequent unnatural clenching or grinding of the teeth is the result of a condition called bruxism. An estimated… Read more »

Freshen Your Breath

Bad breath can ruin a date, cause co-workers to avoid you, and generally be an unwelcomed nuisance. Here are some ways that you can tackle your bad breath and start down the road to minty freshness. Avoid Garlic and Onions: Foods like garlic and onions can be smelled on the breath for up to three… Read more »

Halloween Candy

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, but it is also Halloween season as well. As a general rule, eating candy on a regular basis (especially for children wearing braces), but we realize it is asking a lot for children to completely forego Halloween. In order to minimize the amount of damage to teeth and braces,… Read more »