Why Do I Need a Bone Graft?

A bone graft is a surgical procedure in which healthy bone tissue is transferred to a site where there is significant bone loss. The body uses this healthy tissue to help repair or rebuild the bone in that area. Bone grafts can actually be performed virtually anywhere in the body, but they’re common in dental […]

When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?   Wisdom teeth received their name because they typically come in much later than other adult teeth—perhaps when you’re older and “wiser.” Unfortunately, however, wisdom teeth don’t really make you feel wise at all; in fact, all they typically make you feel is pain. What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom […]

How Smiling Affects Your Health

“You’re never fully dressed without a smile.”   That may be true, but besides completing your look, smiling has other benefits, too. In fact, smiling can actually impact your health! Here’s how: Smiling lowers stress, heart rate, and blood pressure.   Smiling releases certain chemicals into the bloodstream—like dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin—that can have a […]

Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important

Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience—and an embarrassing one. Especially if the gap in your smile is conspicuous, you might feel self-conscious about your missing tooth and about your appearance in general.   If you lose a permanent tooth, your first thought is probably “How can I fix this as soon as possible?” […]

Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home

Your dentist can help keep your smile happy and healthy, and there’s no substitute for regular care from a dental professional. That said, the biggest thing you can do to really take care of your teeth, gums, and overall oral health is focus on the things you do every day, at home. Your daily oral […]

Botox for TMJ: Here’s What You Need to Know

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When most people think of botox, they think of sculpted faces and smoothed out wrinkles. While it’s true that botox is frequently used for cosmetic purposes, it has medical uses as well. In fact, botox can be used to help with things like chronic migraines, lazy eye, eye twitching, and excessive sweating. One more use […]

What is Oral Cancer?

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Cancer is a devastating and scary diagnosis, no matter what type of cancer it is. This is why it is useful to know more about certain types of cancer, including early symptoms, how to detect it, what steps to take, and what to expect over the course of treatment. Oral cancer is most often described […]