How Medications Can Affect Your Teeth

Many people feel surprised to learn that medication they take for other purposes can negatively impact oral health. Dry mouth is one of the most common examples. It’s a side effect of antidepressants, opioids prescribed for pain and antibiotics. The problem with a chronically dry mouth is that it irritates soft tissues inside of your… Read more »

What Your Smile Says About You

The smile you present to the people in your life tells them a lot more about you than you might realize. For example, those with extroverted personality traits tend to smile broadly with their entire mouth. Introverted people tend to display a grin more than a full smile. This sends the message that they feel… Read more »

The Importance of Dental Care for Older Americans

If you’re over age 60 and have significant oral health issues, you’re not alone. According to a study quoted by the American Dental Association (ADA), only 25 percent of older adults still have all of their natural teeth. Several common factors associated with aging contribute to this problem, including a higher likelihood of taking multiple… Read more »

Questions You Should Ask Before You Schedule Dental Sedation and Treatment

If you need to have a major dental procedure, it’s normal to be anxious about the possibility of discomfort. However, dental sedation can get you through with minimal pain and none of the unpleasant effects of general anesthesia. You should make sure the dentist is qualified and experienced. Here’s what you need to know, courtesy… Read more »