Will Drinking Alcohol Affect My Dental Implants?

If you are planning on getting dental implants or if you have recently had dental implant surgery, you should be aware of the risks posed by alcohol. Alcohol can affect the body in a number of different ways, both systemically and locally, which may pose particular challenges to those who have recently had dental work performed…. Read more »

What is TMD and How Do I Treat It?

What is TMD? Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, is a group of disorders that affect the jaw joint.  Symptoms can range from mild and occasional soreness to severe and debilitating pain with impaired jaw movement. These disorders affect the muscles, bones and ligaments of the jaw joint. If you have TMD, you may notice: Popping… Read more »

Do I Need Sedation Dentistry?

Going to the dentist can cause anxiety, and sedation dentistry might offer a solution. Sedation dentistry refers to the use of medication to help patients stay calm while receiving dental care. But before you choose sedation dentistry, it’s important to understand how sedation works and what kinds of risks and benefits come with it. Levels of… Read more »

The ADA Has Updated Guidelines on Prophlyactic Antibiotics

Dental care recommendations often change as new research becomes available. One of the most recent changes is in the American Dental Association’s guidelines around prophylactic antibiotics, a premedication designed to prevent infection. At one time, clinical practice guidelines always recommended antibiotics for patients who had certain medical conditions. But the ADA has issued new guidelines for… Read more »

Make Sure You Properly Care for Your Dentures

Everyone, regardless of whether they have baby teeth, adult teeth or dentures, should see a dentist regularly. Over time, your mouth, teeth and even your dentures change, requiring professional oral care. If you currently wear dentures, here’s why you still need to go to a dentist periodically. Dentures and Mouths Change Over Time   Dentures are… Read more »