Acid Reflux / Stomach Ulcers

Acid Reflux Stomach Ulcers showing the concept of Acid Reflux / Stomach Ulcers

Stomach ulcers are sores in the lining of the stomach or small intestine. They occur when the protective mucus that lines the stomach becomes ineffective. The stomach produces a strong acid to help digest food and protect against microbes. To protect the tissues of the body from this acid, it also secretes a thick layer […]

Thyroid Problems

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Thyroid hormone imbalance may cause several mouth and dental health issues. Burning Mouth Syndrome Some thyroid patients, especially middle-aged women or women in menopause, develop Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS). As the name suggests, BMS is characterized by a burning sensation on the tongue or the lips or involving the whole mouth. It may be accompanied […]

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ & TMD)

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TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, which is the bone structure, muscles and connective tissues that surround the jaw and control chewing. When patients experience disorders of this joint, they are said to have a temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. Symptoms of TMD include pain and tenderness near the jaw, as well as popping or clicking […]

Leukemia

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For some, the first signs of leukemia show up in an unexpected place: the mouth. In fact, a dentist may be the first doctor to detect the cancer. Leukemia, as well as subsequent chemotherapy, has a distinct effect on dental health, which means that dental hygiene should be a priority when you’re fighting the disease. There are several dental symptoms […]

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders showing the concept of Eating Disorders

More than 10 million Americans currently are affected by serious eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. While anyone can suffer from an eating disorder, they are most common in teenagers and young adult women. In addition to having a negative impact on an individual’s health and quality […]

Taste Alteration / Loss

Taste Alteration showing the concept of Taste Alteration / Loss

For many people, food is more than just sustenance; it’s something to be savored. Important and celebratory occasions often center around food or the act of sharing a meal between people. We usually take our sense of taste for granted, but what happens if you’re unable to taste what you’re eating? Some people are born […]

Oral Hygiene Instructions

Oral Hygiene Instructions showing the concept of Oral Hygiene Instructions

Oral hygiene is important to the health of your mouth, teeth and gums. The basis of oral hygiene is brushing and flossing.  The tooth brush you use is important and often misunderstood. We recommend that you use a soft, manual toothbrush.  Lately, there has been a lot of marketing of powered or “electric” toothbrushes. Powered […]

Oral, Head, and Neck Pain

Oral Head and Neck Pain showing the concept of Oral, Head, and Neck Pain

For many people experiencing all over neck and body pain, visiting our office may provide clues to help you find the solution to those problems. During any thorough examination of your teeth, our dentists might ask whether you’ve been experiencing any headaches or neck pain. They know better than most how your mouth and teeth […]

STDs and Your Oral Health

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Can having a sexually transmitted infection affect your oral health? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported each year — and some of these diseases come with symptoms that can affect your mouth. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are contracted through various […]

Intra-Oral Camera

Intra Oral Camera showing the concept of Intra-Oral Camera

Dental imaging is a foundation of oral health diagnostics. Intra-oral cameras play a key role in office imaging, with many dentists using intra-oral cameras to detect the tiniest grooves, pits, cracks, and carries. Using a chairside unit and hand-held photographic wand, dentists can acquire images of the teeth from angles not previously available. These images […]