Grant McGann DDS

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Did You Know?  All Impacted Wisdom Teeth are Not Created the Same   Summer is a common time when many college students return home, and many of them take the opportunity when away from school to have their wisdome teeth removed. We thought therefore it would be a good time to have a little review […]

TMJ–More Than Just a Pain in Your Jaw

We are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders. But what exactly does that mean and how can it affect me? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. It permits the lower jaw to move and allows for movement, […]

What’s in Your Oral Hygiene Products?

7 Things to Know About the Ingredients in Over the Counter Oral Hygiene Products   1. Most Oral Hygiene Products Contain Abrasives Abrasives help remove stains from the teeth. Initially, the abrasives added were quite rough in texture, but today’s abrasives are comparably gentle. They primarily consist of hydrated aluminum oxides, dehydrated silica gel, and […]

What’s in YOUR Easter Basket?

  Spring has Arrived, and Easter is Just Around the Corner! Time for Baskets and Bunnies…   Spring brings many things: warmer weather, longer days, rainy days, blooming flowers, and Easter! For many people, Easter is the most important Christian holiday of the year, and is celebrated by over 2 billion people around the world. […]

For Toothbrushes, Softer is Better

  Brushing Hard Is Not the Same As Brushing Thoroughly   You cannot overestimate the importance of good oral hygiene – not only for dental health, but for your overall wellbeing. In fact, gum disease is a major risk factor for the development of serious health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. From the time we […]

Ready for Valentine’s Day?

There are a few definite, known things about Valentine’s Day.   Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is a day of love, that we are supposed to shower our loved ones in displays of affection, and that we are usually eat an unhealthy amount of chocolate. Some revel in the glory of love while others claim […]

Tooth-Friendly Halloween

  Ideas That Are Also Kid-Pleasers! Okay, we have to be practical. We’re not going to tell you to give out pennies and apples — sounds good in principle, but that would be more terrifying than a haunted house! We’re going to share healthier treats to pass out than the usual Halloween fare. This year, […]

Medications – Impact on Your Oral Health?

  Medications Help Your Health… but are They Hurting Your Oral Health?   At some point in our lives, many of us need to take medications. However, even as those medications treat our illnesses, they could be causing problems for our teeth and gums. Medicine And Oral Chemistry Some medications—even some vitamins—can damage your teeth […]

pH & Your Summer Drink

Summer Drinks & Your Teeth As we roll into summer, there is sometimes nothing better than an ice cold drink. But choosing the best drink for your smile is not always an easy task. Some of the most common frosty beverages are loaded with sugars and acids that can attack your tooth enamel. Read on […]

Sweetie Tooth!

There are a few definite, known things about Valentine’s Day.   Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is a day of love, that we are supposed to shower our loved ones in displays of affection, and that we are usually eat an unhealthy amount of chocolate. Some revel in the glory of love while others claim […]