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Category: Preventive Dental Care

Why Brushing Your Tongue is Healthy

Have you ever noticed the textured backside of a toothbrush? More companies are creating toothbrushes with a backside for tongue scraping or brushing. So why would anyone “scrape” their tongue? Believe it or not, there are several benefits to brushing or scraping your tongue when you brush your teeth. Brushing your tongue can also reduce […]

Dental Care and Stroke Awareness

World Stroke Day – October 29, 2020 According to the CDC.gov website, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year.  Approximately 610,000 of these are first or new strokes; meaning 1 in 4 are people who have had a previous stroke.  A stroke is a cerebrovascular event caused by a lack of […]

What is Hyperdontia?

September 29, 2020
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Hyperdontia is a condition that causes extra teeth to grow in your mouth. These extra teeth are sometimes called supernumerary teeth. They can grow anywhere in the curved areas where teeth attach to your jaw. This area is known as the dental arches.  Symptoms of Hyperdontia?  The main symptom of hyperdontia is the growth of extra teeth directly behind […]

What’s in your Favorite Fall Candy?

Candy Corn

While it’s not truly a “national holiday”, October 30, the day before Halloween, is recognized as National Candy Corn day. And we all know that children and even adults will be getting access to a lot of candy this last week of October, so we decided to shed a little light on what makes up […]

How Acid Reflux Affects your Teeth

We have all been told how the acidic properties of sodas and citrus fruits like lemons can wear down our tooth enamel, but patients don’t always think about acid reflux causing the same issues. Patients who suffer from acid reflux are more likely to be at risk from tooth enamel erosion and periodontal disease. Digestion […]