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The Diabetes-Dental Health Connection

If you’re living with diabetes you may not have considered how your oral health is involved outside of your diet.  A growing body of studies has revealed that diabetes has a direct effect on oral health, and can, in fact, be the result of poor dental hygiene as well, albeit indirectly.  What all this means…

How Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

When we start thinking about dental health, we’re usually concerned with issues like cavities, gingivitis, needing fillings, crowns, or root canals.  We don’t usually consider the implications that having poor dental health can have for our overall health, or what effects our overall health can have on our dental health.  While avoiding the issues mentioned…

Congenitally Missing Teeth and Treatment Options

For most people missing teeth are the result of poor dental hygiene or traumatic accidents that make it necessary to perform an extraction.  For some, however, missing teeth are the result of a condition known as ‘hypodontia’, which refers to a congenital condition in which teeth fail to grow in or develop.  Thankfully there are…

Treatment Options for a Gummy Smile

A dazzling smile is composed of several different elements. While, white teeth that are perfectly aligned make up the most commonly recognized components of a beautiful smile, they are not the sole contributing factor. Just as important as having white, straight teeth is also having teeth that are shaped and size proportionately to your face…

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) & Clenching

Did you know that there are certain bad habits that can be detrimental to your teeth? Certain habits can negatively impact your teeth and overall oral health. Among these bad habits are teeth grinding and clenching. Often times, both habits are related to anxiety and can cause headaches, facial pain, and excess wear on your…

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