Oral Health Care Plans: Jaw and Facial Pain Prevention

Several causes of oral accidents and injuries often arise that are linked to jaw and facial pain. Jaw pain can result from tenderness in the bone structures within your mouth as well as issues associated with biting, or headaches and earaches that you may be experiencing. Unfortunately, there are several different causes of jaw pain that can arise that need... read more »

Fixing Your Yellow Teeth

If your teeth are turning yellow, you may feel self-conscious about how they look, the condition could be linked to any number of things, some of which could use the attention of a dentist. If your enamel is starting to wear away, the dentin underneath, which is yellow in color, may become visible. Tobacco can cause cancer and contribute to... read more »

Preventing Gum Disease for a Healthy Smile

Can gum disease lead to tooth loss? The truth is that gum disease, also called periodontal disease, can result lost teeth, as the disease weakens your gums, allows your teeth to loosen, and eventually fall out. Preventing gum disease includes routinely checking for its signs and symptoms. If left untreated, gum disease can advance to periodontitis, tooth loss and severe... read more »

The Dangers of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious infection that affects gum tissue and causes irreparable tooth loss. In many cases, gum disease may be painless and often go unchecked. Although gum disease usually doesn’t show up in an individual until their 30s and 40s, there are still warning signs that could indicate you may have gum disease even earlier: -- Are your... read more »

Removable Dentures Can Replicate the Function of Your Missing Teeth

Long-term problems with periodontal disease or tooth decay can result in the loss of a significant number of teeth. Rather than learning to live with such a severely impaired mouth, your dentist, Dr. James McAllister, might recommend fitting you for a removable set of dentures. After any relevant or compromised teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured,... read more »

How to Address Gingivitis

As most people know, gingivitis is something you should try to avoid altogether. However, do you know what gingivitis actually is? Or what it can do to your teeth? Similarly, did you know that you could have it and not even know? You see, if plaque isn’t removed, it will eventually turn into tartar. Unfortunately, tartar usually builds up is... read more »