The Benefits of Fluoride

Water fluoridation benefits entire communities. When fluoride is added to water supplies, there is less dental disease, and recent research shows better dental health leads to better overall health overall. Water fluoridation is not expensive. Although the community’s size can slightly change the numbers, the average cost is between 50 cents and $3 a person […]

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The Dangers of Grinding Your Teeth

Teeth grinding, medically referred to as bruxism, can cause health problems ranging from tooth damage to chronic jaw pain. Tooth damage is the most common result of bruxism. serious conditions to develop. The most common problem is tooth damage. If your oral health is not addressed quickly, stress fractures in your teeth or molars usually […]

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Facing Your Fear of the Dentist

Odontophobia, the fear of the dentist, prevents millions of people from getting the dental care they need to prevent serious dental issues. Some studies suggest that up to 75% of the population experiences at least some degree of dental fear, and actual odontophobia affects 10% to 15% of the population. One of the problems with […]

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TMJ Disorder Explained

Temporomandibular joint disorder is a condition that affects the hinge of your jaw that allows your mouth to open and close. When the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is out of alignment, the sufferer can experience jaw pain and chronic headaches. It’s estimated that over 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorder, or TMD. Cases can range from […]

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How do You Know if You have Bad Breath?

Bad breath is one of those socially awkward conditions where you may not know you’re offending someone. But it’s rather easy to find out the truth, and usually easy to solve the problem. Observe body language. If someone doesn’t approach you closely during conversation, or steps back when you step forward, that’s a hint. Of […]

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