Regular dental visits are important year-round, but a back-to-school checkup is key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children: cavities. In fact, dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year. Prevention and early detection can help avoid pain, trouble eating, difficulty speaking and school absences.
I’m sure by now most of you have seen the commercials highlighting all of the options for straightening your smile using clear aligners such as Invisalign. Many of my patients have wanted to have straighter teeth for years and are realizing how easy it is using clear aligners. With Clear aligners you can choose to
Happy Summer! Planning a vacation? If so, don’t be THAT guy or girl who wakes up the extended family snoring all night! There is a solution! Nearly 60 percent of the adult population suffers from problem snoring. This percentage increases each year in people aged 50 and older, as tissues in the upper airway lose
Mothers and fathers hear this from their children from toddlers to teens. The action we take in reaction to this request can set our children up for either a lifetime of good dental and physical health, or for a lifetime of poor choices that can lead to dental and physical problems. As parents, the choices
Oral disease is one of the most prevalent conditions in the United States, with 9 out of 10 adults having tooth decay and almost half with gum disease. Gum disease has side effects like bad breath, teeth yellowing, and has also been linked to other serious conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Despite the
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 42,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2021.The good news is that dentists are trained to detect signs of oral cancer during routine examinations. Early detection provides the best opportunity for a cure. Sadly, only half of all patients diagnosed with oral