What Do You Know About Risk Factors for Gum Disease?

Do you know the most common types of risk factors for periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, also frequently referred to as gum disease, is a gum tissue infection that can lead to destabilized gums and eventual tooth loss. To help combat the condition, analyze all potential risks in your life and... Read more »

Effective Gum Disease Prevention Includes Good Oral Hygiene Habits

The periodontal inflammation of gingivitis can cause problems with chronic bad breath as well as gums that bleed easily. This early stage of gum disease can often be attributed to poor oral hygiene habits that may lead to accumulations of hardened tartar near the gumline. If you are concerned about... Read more »

Plan for Your Smile With Sleep Apnea Treatments

Are you aware of the risks associated with sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a common, yet severe oral health condition in which your breathing patterns are interrupted while you sleep. Sleep apnea is a severe condition because if it is left untreated, it can lead to numerous health problems including... Read more »

Prevent Severe Damage From Tooth Grinding

It’s not uncommon for people to clench or grind their teeth now and then. However, if it becomes a frequent habit, especially during sleep, it could cause damage to your teeth. We invite you to learn more about tooth grinding so that you can prevent damage to your smile. Harmful... Read more »

Dental Trauma Can Be Addressed with a Dental Bridge

Each tooth has a strong root and periodontal ligaments to keep it in place, but these structures can be weakened if you experience a blow to the face strong enough to knock a tooth from your mouth. A knocked-out tooth may require the placement of a dental bridge in order... Read more »

Healthy Foods for Teeth

We all want to take care of our bodies and give them the best food as fuel for our daily activities. Did you know that a healthy diet affects your mouth health, as well? Let’s take a look at some of the healthiest foods you can choose for a strong... Read more »

What to Look for in Mouthwash

If you’re about to purchase mouthwash, it’s important to make sure it’s the right mouthwash for you. That way it can benefit you the way you want it to. To help you choose the mouthwash you need, our dentist, Dr. Daniel McKay, is happy to give you some tips. It’s... Read more »

Selecting a Tube of Toothpaste? Here’s What to Look For

If you’re in the oral hygiene aisle at the store looking for the perfect tube of toothpaste for your smile, our dentist, Dr. Daniel McKay, is happy to help you. There are certain characteristics you should look for to ensure a top-notch paste that can help you and your smile.... Read more »

Don’t Leave Flossing Out of the Joys of the Season

During the busy holiday season, flossing is often neglected or forgotten in all the excitement and activities. However, if you take time every day to floss, your smile can stay healthy and clean clear into the new year. We offer a few useful tips to help you get back into... Read more »

Holiday Dentistry: Sleep Apnea

If you are having trouble sleeping, or often wake up tired, it may be linked to an oral health condition known as sleep apnea. Two main forms of sleep apnea include obstructive sleep apnea in which your airway is blocked while you sleep, as well as central sleep apnea, which... Read more »