As we head into 2017, many people will be resolving to change their lifestyle to have a healthier year. But health isn’t just about going to the gym or eating kale — your oral health is part of the bigger picture of your health. For 2017, why not add some oral health resolutions to your […]
As with any disease, there are levels of treatment for periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease. But if cleanings and antibiotics don’t solve the problem, gum disease can advance and worsen such that surgery may be necessary to stop the progression of the disease and save your teeth.
Not only is gum surgery an […]
It’s the middle of the holiday season, and between shopping, travel, and event planning, teeth are probably the last thing anyone is thinking about. But the foods we indulge in over the holiday season can be some of the worst and most dangerous for our teeth!
Many people go into January with the goal of losing […]
Oral cancer is an umbrella term that includes mouth, tongue, tonsil, and throat cancer — all of which can be life threatening if they aren’t diagnosed early. In fact, someone dies of oral cancer every hour of every day.
If it’s found in the early stages, the survival rate of oral cancer can be as high […]
When it comes to visiting the dentist, most of us do it for health reasons. Not only can tooth decay lead to sensitivity and pain, but poor oral health can lead to a host of other problems, too. High levels of bacteria in the mouth can increase your risk of pneumonia. Certain kinds of oral […]
There are some risks that we all know regular dentist appointments will reduce — the risk of cavities, the risk of plaque buildup, the risk of yellowed teeth. But did you know that going to the dentist can also reduce your risk of pneumonia?
Pneumonia affects nearly a million Americans annually, and as many as 50,000 […]
GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, is a chronic digestive condition that affects more than 7 million people worldwide. While many people experience acid reflux or heartburn on occasion, weekly or daily symptoms could mean you suffer from GERD.
It’s well known that GERD can cause damage to your esophagus, but fewer people know that GERD can […]
Approximately 38 million people in the United States suffer from migraines. But despite how common they are, they continue to baffle doctors when it comes to their cause. Identifying the cause of migraines is a frustrating gap in medical knowledge, and that makes migraines extremely difficult to treat.
Some evidence leads doctors to believe that the […]
Cosmetic dentists like Dr. Kenneth Siegel use many different tools and techniques to beautify their patients’ smiles, but by far one of the most flexible options is porcelain veneers.
These custom-crafted restorations are permanently bonded onto the front surface of your teeth, and can do anything from whitening to completely reshaping your smile! But are porcelain […]
Sugar is the leading cause of cavities, something sugar industry lobbyists tried to make sure you didn’t know. Unfortunately, it’s also undeniably delicious, which is why the average person struggles so much with reducing their sugar intake.
Sugar: Bad for Teeth, Bad for Health
Brushing and flossing is an important step in preventing cavities, but we can’t […]