Wisdom teeth extraction has become a rite of passage for Americans in their late teens. Our offices fill up during college breaks with young students looking to ease the soreness in their mouths as these new teeth attempt to break through. But does everyone go through this?
Oral health is often treated as independent of the body, but the mouth-body connection is much closer than people realize. Often symptoms of total body issues can first be found in the mouth. Medications and treatments for body complications can have dire consequences for oral health, and oral problems can grow into full body issues.
Dental emergencies happen more often than you would think. We know most dental disease is preventable, however once a problem is identified treatment should be completed in a timely manner. The mouth is a sensitive area and can become very painful, very quickly. Incomplete treatment leads to unnecessary problems,
You are at work, and you reach for a cool drink of water. Your kids are at school and they grab the water you packed for them. You are at a local lunch counter and you ask for a water to go with your salad. You are at home and you toss your kids a water as they run out the door.
Dr. Mitchell Quintner
Sometimes snoring is just snoring, but for more than 18 million Americans snoring is the result of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by soft tissue in the mouth and throat regions relaxing and obstructing airways during sleep. These obstructions interrupt breathing, reducing oxygen, and often causing the sleeper to wake.
The thought of losing teeth, if you haven’t already, can seem daunting, and in some cases, perhaps depressing. The good news is that modern restorative dentistry can rebuild your smile as good as new, sometimes better, despite how many teeth you lose. While we prefer to help you preserve your healthy natural teeth through good hygiene and expert dental care,
If you’ve ever had morning breath that lasted well beyond your morning, then you may be aware that bad breath can be rather embarrassing when interacting with other people. Knowing that your breath is foul can inhibit your confidence even when you’re not interacting with anybody. Today, we explain why bad breath sometimes has a tendency to linger,
You brush and floss your teeth every day and visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings because you care about your smile’s health and appearance. Yet, good hygiene and preventing plaque buildup aren’t the only ways in which you can protect your dental health. Some more-discreet factors can also influence the health of your teeth and gums,
Dental X-rays are useful images that can tell us more about the state of your oral health than just examining your mouth can. In many cases, tooth decay and disease can’t be diagnosed by observation with the naked eye, and the images we take provide a look into the hidden structures of your teeth, gums,