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How Illness Affects Your Oral Health

If you have ever had a cold or flu, or even severe allergies, then you know how taxing it can be on your body. When we are sick, oftentimes we think about how to get better, while letting oral health slide. As a result, you become more susceptible to cavities and gum disease, which is why our dentists, Drs. Alan Kessler... read more »

Keeping Cavities Away During the Holidays

The holiday season is here and with that comes the time to partake in favorite traditions, pastimes, and parties - many of which involve festive goodies, sweet drinks, and oh-so-yummy treats. Over-indulging in too many sugary snacks can put you at risk for tooth decay - but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a few more treats than you normally... read more »

The Tooth Brushing Habits That Can Do More Harm Than Good

If you want a strong, healthy, and even beautiful smile, then you need to have a proper and effective tooth brushing routine. Unfortunately, there are habits you can pick up that can alter the condition of your teeth and gums and even mess with the health of your smile. It’s very important to avoid those habits as much as possible.... read more »

Acid Reflux: How it Impacts Your Smile

What do you know about gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is sometimes referred to as acid reflux or GERD? Did you know that GERD can lead to heartburn or individuals who have acid reflux have acids pushed into their esophagus. However, did you know that GERD can also impact oral health? Unfortunately, acid reflux can might be caused by several problems,... read more »

Periodontal Disease Prevention Includes Daily Oral Hygiene Improvements and Professional Dental Cleanings

Periodontal disease is an affliction of the gum tissues caused by hardened tartar that introduces a constant bacterial presence at the gumline. Also known as gum disease, this pervasive condition has different degrees of severity. The earliest form is known as gingivitis. Initial symptoms include gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing as well as issues with chronic bad... read more »