Understanding the Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Understanding the Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer kills one person every hour, every day of the year. An estimated 50,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with oral cancer each year, and the death rate associated with mouth and upper throat cancer is incredibly high, due to detection not occurring until late...

How To Protect Your Teeth  from Grinding

How To Protect Your Teeth from Grinding

Many patients come to our practice complaining that they clench or grind their teeth. This is what we call bruxism. We often notice the results of grinding: chipping and wearing on the edges of the front teeth and also on the biting surfaces of the back teeth. At...

Should I Replace My Black Fillings?

Should I Replace My Black Fillings?

It’s early morning. Squeezing toothpaste onto your brush, you stare into the bathroom mirror and open wide. Before raising your hand to your mouth to start cleaning, the unsightly black blotches on your second molars grab your attention once again. You wince and...

Do I Have Gingivitis?

Do I Have Gingivitis?

“Do I have gingivitis?” We frequently field this question from patients who have noticed that something is not quite right with their gums. Gingivitis, also known as periodontal disease, is gum inflammation and the early or beginning stage of gum disease. When not...

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