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Tag: dentist appointment

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 […]

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

February 21, 2019
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Many people have breathing issues at night that can range from a mild snore to a more dangerous condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring can affect anyone, but it is more frequent in men and in overweight individuals, and has a tendency to worsen as we age.  When the flow of air through the mouth […]

What is a Gum Graft?

Gum Graft - Receding gums

A gum graft, also a gingival graft, is a form of periodontal plastic surgery, in which the gum tissue from the patient is grafted.  The procedure calls for the dentist to remove tissue from the roof of your mouth or from healthy gum tissue and to graft it to the area in need of repair. […]

How to Handle Canker Sores

September 26, 2018
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care
Canker sores and acidic foods

What are canker sores? Canker sores are small, shallow holes or breaks in the skin that are located in the mouth. Simple canker sores are thought to be triggered by stress or tissue injury from sharp food or objects in the mouth. Some foods that are acidic such as fruits and vegetables may also cause […]

Cause and Effect; Halitosis

February 27, 2018
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care
Halitosis; Chronic Bad Breath

Halitosis, the condition of chronic bad breath, is widely suffered by millions of Americans. More than just “morning breath”, halitosis is persistent odor that does not go away by brushing or rinsing with mouthwash. The good news is that it is treatable. Causes for Halitosis There are a number of causes for halitosis, and understanding […]