Friday Night Toothache - What do You do Now?

Minimize Tongue Biting During Sleep Using Mouth Guards

Sleep is supposed to be a time for the body and mind to refresh. Unfortunately for many people, sleep is a time when they suffer painful oral injuries. One particularly notable nocturnal injury is tongue biting. If you wake up in the morning with a sore or bloody tongue or you notice there is scar tissue on the sides of the appendage, then you may be accidentally biting or chewing on your tongue while you sleep. Read More 

Why Should You Visit The Dentist’s Office More Often?

Physicians often recommend their patients conduct frequent annual visits at their office. For example, doctors and dentists will tell you to come see them at least once and twice a year, respectively. While certain patients quickly understand why, others are more reluctant because they don't feel the physical need to request many consultations within the same year. This article discusses why you should consider visiting your dentist's office more often. Read More 

Aggressive Periodontitis - Tips To Control The Gum Infection

About 50% of all adults over the age of 30 have periodontal disease. Proper and professional cleanings as well as good oral care at home can keep periodontal disease from turning into a serious disorder. Aggressive periodontitis can be much more difficult to treat than regular gum disease though. People with this disease often go through active stages of periodontitis where the gum tissues become infected quite quickly. This can lead to eventual tooth loss and jaw bone loss. Read More 

Advances In Dental Care For Autistic Kids Mean More Understanding, Less Upset

Are you the parent of a child with autism? If so, you know how difficult it is to shepherd autistic children through the most routine life events: grocery shopping, a sibling's school play, a big family dinner. Perhaps one of your family's big challenges is getting your child to cooperate with a routine dental cleaning. You're not alone. However, pediatric dentistry is beginning to make some significant accommodations for autistic kids. Read More 

4 Reasons Mental Health Professionals Should Consider Cosmetic Dental Procedures

If you are in school to become a mental health professional, you are most likely worried about exams, psychological theories and tuition. While you may think about creating a professional appearance through your dress and make up, you may fail to consider how beneficial cosmetic dentistry may be to your future career. However, many cosmetic procedures, from teeth whitening to the application of veneers or gum reduction, can increase your success as a mental health professional. Read More