Category: General Dentistry

dental anxiety

Let’s face it: most of us don’t exactly enjoy going to the dentist. For many folks, a visit for an exam and cleaning may be time-consuming, mildly inconvenient, or maybe a bit uncomfortable. However, for some of us, it goes a bit further and a vague dislike of going to…

claremont dental arts

There is any number of reasons you may be looking for a new dentist, but the most common is as the result of moving to a new city or town. While moving can be an exciting time and the beginning of a new stage of life, it can also be…

teeth grinding headache

Teeth grinding is a common oral health issue, with a variety of possible causes. And while teeth grinding is annoying for you and anyone sleeping in the same room, it’s more than just an inconvenience. Teeth grinding can cause permanent teeth damage and even tooth loss if left unaddressed. It…

general dentistry

With the growing popularity of dental implants as a solution for lost or missing teeth, there’s been a great deal of discussion of the difference between dental implants and general dentistry. While both are important and can improve the patient’s quality of life, they do distinct things and work in…

oral health holidays

This is a special time of the year, for folks of all faiths around the world. With so many celebrations going on, it’s easy to get caught up in the spirit of things. And while we may be facing some additional challenges in finding safe and healthy ways to celebrate,…

white spots on teeth

While teeth are ideally a uniform shiny white, white spots on teeth may be both unsightly and unnerving. What causes this kind of discoloration? Is something wrong? What can I do about it? As it turns out, we know what causes white spots on teeth and most of the time…

gum disease

Gum disease is perhaps the most common oral health issue in the United States, with a majority of American adults dealing with some version of it every year. Gum diseases result from gum infections, which occur when bacteria take up residence inside the gum line and cause all manner of…

The human body is a complex thing, and its various systems interact in ways that are both dynamic and surprising. For many of us, we tend to think of oral health as being a distinct issue from overall health–after all, how often do your dentist and your doctor compare notes?…

Sensitive teeth

It’s an attention-getter when it does happen: sharp, sudden tooth pain when you take a hot or cold drink, bite into some ice cream, or even take a deep breath on a cold day. While occasional tooth pain from hot or cold may not be a problem, if it happens…