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Tag: Dental Care

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 […]

Does Laughing Gas Really Make You Laugh?

Laughing Gas or Nitrous Oxide

A funny scene from a movie shows police detectives questioning a suspect while he’s at the dentist.  Somehow laughing gas comes into play and everyone is laughing hysterically, and the suspect is answering every question he’s asked.  But is that really how it works? Laughing gas is scientifically known as Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and can […]

Dental Care for Veterans

Dental Care for Veterans

As Veteran’s Day approaches, we thought we would put a spotlight on veterans and their options for dental care. Dental care, along with medical insurance, has become more complicated through the recent years. VA-provided care has mainly focused on military service-related issues and benefits have been limited by law. Dental Care Options for Veterans Veterans […]

Opioid Use in Dental Care

September 26, 2017
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Opioids, often called “pain killers”, are narcotic pain relievers that are only received with a prescription from your physician. Because of their strength, they must be taken carefully by following your doctor’s instructions. Lately the news has focused a lot on the misuse of opioid pain relievers-such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine and codeine; stating that […]

Dehydration and Your Oral Health

We’re often told how important water is to our health, but do we really understand why it is so, and what the consequences are for not drinking enough of it? Your Overall Health Water impacts your overall health in multiple ways simply by preventing dehydration. When your body is dehydrated, you may suffer from Fatigue […]