Recognizing the Symptoms of Bruxism

Bruxism is the condition of unconsciously grinding and gnashing your teeth. One of the most common forms of bruxism, sleep bruxism, occurs while one is asleep and can easily go undiagnosed for a long time. To combat the difficulties associated with catching bruxism in the act, we suggest these techniques: -Ask a sleep partner or roommate to tell you if... read more »

Bleeding Gums? We Can Help!

You probably know that you should brush your teeth every day for two minutes at a time. You also know that you should floss every day. Have you ever been told that bleeding gums is a normal part of caring for your pearly whites? Sadly, this isn’t true. In fact, bleeding gums could actually indicate more serious issues. One of... read more »

How Can You Address Toothaches

Many people tend to ignore a toothache until it becomes almost unbearable. Generally, this is considered a mistake because it’s important to address a toothache as soon as possible. You see, toothaches generally don’t go away without professional help. But did you know why a toothache could become worse? You have several different nerves that run through your mouth and... read more »

Does a Vegetarian Diet Affect Your Teeth?

You probably know that a diet can affect your health. Similarly, you probably know that a diet can affect your teeth—but do you know what a vegetarian diet could do to your teeth? Unfortunately, a vegetarian diet can lack some of the nutrition you need, which could eventually harm your teeth or gums. However, if you’re careful, a vegetarian diet... read more »

Cosmetic Gum Surgery

Patients whose gums are too high or too low around the teeth may benefit from gum contouring surgery. Gum contouring, also called tissue sculpting, can even out one’s uneven gum line to give you the confident smile you have always desired. Gum recession, where the gums recede away from the teeth expose the root of the tooth, making the teeth... read more »