Category: General & Preventive Dentistry

Can Bad Oral Health Get Me Sick?

Can Bad Oral Health Get Me Sick?

Poor dental hygiene doesn’t just cause cavities and gum disease. It can also make you sick. Good oral hygiene doesn’t only keep cavities and gum disease at bay. When you practice healthy dental care habits, you also maintain your overall health and well-being. On the other hand, bad oral health can quite possibly make you
I Just Got a Filling, So Why Do I Have Jaw Pain?

I Just Got a Filling, So Why Do I Have Jaw Pain?

Jaw pain after a filling happens often, so you’re not alone! Luckily, it can be prevented and treated. A filling is supposed to stop a toothache. After all, that’s the reason you get a cavity treated in the first place! So why do you still have jaw pain after a filling? It’s normal for the
How to Care For Your Temporary Dental Filling

How to Care For Your Temporary Dental Filling

Temporary dental fillings are used frequently in dental restorations. Learn why you may need one. Getting a cavity filled is one of the most common dental procedures. The filling replaces the decayed portion of a tooth so it can function normally. With the decay removed, your tooth will be a lot less painful. But before
Tooth Crown Pain

What’s Causing My Tooth Crown Pain?

A crown is supposed to fix tooth pain. But sometimes, you may feel pain even after one is placed over your tooth. Learn why this may happen. Crowns are a mainstay of dental restorations. Made of either porcelain, ceramic, or metal, crowns repair severely decayed or broken teeth, allowing you to have a tooth that
What is a Salivary Stone?

What is a Salivary Stone?

Stones can form in your salivary gland, causing much pain. The good news?  This condtion can be easily treated! Mouth pain is usually associated with a cavity or gum disease. But what if your pain is due to a salivary stone? A salivary stone, or sialolithiasis, is quite rare. According to the Eye & Ear
What Is Ludwig's Angina?

What Is Ludwig’s Angina?

Even though Ludwig’s angina is a rare bacterial infection of the mouth, you should still know how to identify its signs and seek proper treatment. Brushing and flossing daily keeps your smile bright and your teeth healthy. But did you know there’s another reason to practice good oral hygiene? It can prevent a rare yet
Everything You Need to Know about Abfraction Lesions

Everything You Need to Know about Abfraction Lesions

Is that painful tooth due to a cavity or an abfraction lesion? Your dentist will know. A cavity isn’t the only sign of tooth damage. Your teeth can also be damaged by what is known as an abfraction lesion. Abfraction lesions are not cavities but are instead known as non-carious cervical lesions or NCCL. The
How Do I Fix a Blocked Salivary Duct?

How Do I Fix a Blocked Salivary Duct?

Saliva helps you enjoy your favorite foods. But when there is a blockage in the salivary gland, eating can become painful. Let’s get that fixed!  You probably don’t think too much about saliva, but it’s what helps you chew and digest food. Without saliva, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy your favorite meals and refreshments! 
What is Erythroplakia?

What is Erythroplakia?

Did you notice an unusual patch in your mouth? Get it checked immediately by your dentist. Perhaps you recently looked carefully inside your mouth and noticed a red-colored lesion. Known as erythroplakia, the lesion is typically flat and has a velvety texture. White spots may also appear.  Erythroplakia commonly develops on the inside of the
Woman eating cereal, causing foamy saliva

Wait, Why is My Saliva Foamy?

Frothy, thick, or stringy saliva is a serious dental problem. But it’s easily managed if you take the right steps!  You probably don’t think too much about your saliva. You know it’s there, keeping your mouth moist, but otherwise, you probably don’t generally notice it. Yet saliva plays a vital role in your oral health.