Partially Erupted Teeth Can Lead To Gingivitis: Learn How Impacted Teeth Can Lead To This Common Oral Problem

Everyone is born with two sets of teeth; your primary (or “baby”) teeth, and your permanent teeth. Both are equally important to take care of, and equally susceptible to gingivitis. Gingivitis is gum inflammation that is primarily caused by bacteria in plaque buildup. With normal maintenance and good hygiene practices, it is possible to avoid…

Jaw Pain and Temporomandibular Joint Problems

There hasn’t been a definitive study, but as dentists, we know anecdotally that many adults, at some point, will experience jaw pain and pain associated with the face and head: ear pain, facial pain, pain when biting, etc. Because there are so many possible causes of these types of pain, it’s difficult pinpoint the cause…

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Every year, millions of men and women in North America are affected by diabetes. Those who have been diagnosed with it understand that it can cause problems with various body parts and systems including the nerves, eyes, kidneys and the heart. There are a number of oral health problems that dentists associate with diabetes as…