Did You Know?

Occlusal disease is an imbalance, deformation, or disturbance in function between the teeth, chewing muscles, and jaw.  Symptoms of occlusal disease include: Worn, cracked, or chipped teeth Sensitivity to hot, cold, or both Moveable or loose teeth Jaw pain Teeth grinding, clenching Recessive gums Bone loss around teeth Jaw or tooth pain when chewing Occlusal Read More …

Ways to Prevent Dental Problems with Diabetes

Research shows the relationship between serious gum disease (periodontitis) and diabetes can run both ways — people with diabetes are at risk for developing serious gum disease, and serious gum disease can make if more difficult to control your blood glucose.  Luckily, there are several ways you can protect the health of your teeth and Read More …

Dental Anxiety? We Can Help!

There are lots of reasons people fear going to the dentist. Dr. Gretchen and Dr. Tom encourage open discussions about any anxiety that is preventing you from coming in for routine care or needed treatment. Knowing your fears allows us to work with you to determine the best ways to make you less anxious and Read More …

Does Your Dentist Know What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?

If you use over-the-counter or prescription medications, it is important to let your dentist know.  You should also mention any side-effects you have experienced, as they may negatively affect your oral health.  Dry mouth, gingival enlargement, and tooth decay are all common side effects of several medications.  Luckily, early dentist detection can help reduce or Read More …

Benefits of Dental X-rays

Radiographs, also known as x-rays, are a valuable diagnostic tool that helps provide your dentist with a more complete picture of your overall dental health. X-rays look below the surface and can visualize tooth placement, root health, bone formation and density, and areas of decay between teeth.  Dentists recommend periodic x-ray screenings to evaluate for Read More …