Talking Teeth

Most people believe that your tongue is the main mechanism that helps you talk, and it is. Your teeth play a large part in your speech as well. But did you know that your teeth also could talk? While your teeth don’t literally utter words, they can tell stories about your oral habits and care. Dental professionals like Dr. Lawrence …

How To Handle a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies are stressful, often painful, and scary for people of all ages. No emergency happens at a convenient time, but knowing how to handle a dental emergency before one occurs can give you a better chance at saving your tooth and preventing further damage to your mouth. While a knocked out tooth is typically the most extreme dental emergency, there …

Make Dental Appointments a Priority

Certain things in life are easy to prioritize: paying bills on time, eating food, and staying hydrated are all at the top of most people’s list. However, there are other items of great importance that many people tend to neglect such as eating healthy, maintaining a budget, and visiting the dentist regularly. While not everyone would say that they like …

Gum Disease and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of elation and anticipation. It’s a time of preparing for a brand new life to join a family for the very first time. Whether it is a woman’s first pregnancy or her third, a new baby on the way is an exciting time. While most women are happy to share the news of an upcoming delivery …

Gum Recession

Your mouth is a complex feature of your body, yet many people do not give the mouth enough credit or thought. Every single tooth is an individual living organism that has its own lifeline with nerve fibers, root system, and blood supply. The gums within the mouth are there to protect the lifeline of the teeth and to help stabilize …

Importance of a Good Dental Routine

When it comes to implementing just about anything in life, a routine is helpful. A routine is basically a plan that is set in place to help you achieve your goals. Routines do not have to be extremely complicated or rigid; they simply need to be planned ahead of time and then carried out. One area in life that many …

Smoking: A Real Drag on Your Oral Health

As far as habits go, smoking is one of the worst that anyone could pick up. Smoking, as well as any other type of tobacco use, poses detrimental effects on a person’s health and complete well-being. Tobacco is a highly addictive drug, made all the more destructive because of how hard it is for people to break the addiction. The …

Does Chewing Gum Really Prevent Cavities?

Some habits are worse than others, and some habits are actually good for you. Smoking is a bad habit, while drinking eight glasses of water each day is a good habit. Biting your fingernails is a bad habit, while chewing gum can be a good habit. Yes, you read that correctly: chewing gum can be a good habit – one …

Wisdom Teeth Removal

While all people are different, there are many similarities that everyone shares. Most people develop 32 permanent teeth, yet most people’s mouth can only hold 28 comfortably. These extra four teeth are known as the third molars, or wisdom teeth. These teeth tend to develop in the later teen years through the early 20s, long after the other permanent teeth …

Root Canals

Damage of any kind to a tooth requires necessary intervention by your dentist as quickly as possible in order to save the tooth. Teeth are living features inside the human body, and they can be injured and die without proper care. Fear and anxiety are often causes for people to avoid going to the dentist because they are scared of …