Everything You Need to Know About Oral Piercings

These days it seems as if many people are choosing mouth jewelry to follow trends or as a way to express their selves. Although it may look cool and fun, there can be a lot of heath issues that come with having these types of piercings. Here is a list of some of the risks…

No Dental Fears

We all know that fear of the dentist isn’t uncommon. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 7% of adults in the US experience some amount of fear with going to the dentist. Out of that percentage, about 5-10% of those people have a strong enough fear to be considered sufferers of dental phobia. There…

4 things to focus on during pregnancy to avoid problems with your dental health.

Don’t avoid dental work unless otherwise advised You may be concerned about undergoing dental procedures during pregnancy, especially those that involve anesthesia. But both the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Dental Association (ADA) encourage pregnant women to continue regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups. And unless your obstetrician advises…

What you need to know about oral cancer

Oral cancer can develop in any part of the oral cavity (the mouth and the lips) or the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth). Each year in the United States, there are more than 200,000 cases of oral cancer! What are the risk factors? Tobacco: Tobacco use causes the…

Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their parents, and caregivers. It is a special month at our office, a time to celebrate all the children that bring smiles…