Start the School Year With a Smile

Making Sure Your Kids Are Ready for School? Make Sure Their Teeth Are Part of It!     As another summer vacation draws to a close, parents everywhere are tackling to-do lists in preparation for sending their children off to a new school year. But in the process of getting kids back-to-school ready, from buying […]

Is Your New Year’s Resolution Bad For Your Teeth?

Definition of New Year’s Resolution :  a promise to do something differently in the new year <Her New Year’s resolution is to exercise regularly.> ~Merriam-Webster   A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior. […]

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day! What better time to talk about Men’s Oral Health?   According to studies and surveys from the American Dental Association, men are less likely to partake in preventative dental care than women and are more likely than women to develop gum disease. Gum disease has been linked to cardiovascular disease, which puts […]

Treating and Preventing Facial Injury

Play Hard. Play Safe. Prevent Facial Injury. Did you know that most sports-related facial fractures among children occur when they’re trying to catch a baseball or softball? According to new research, these injuries are relatively common, and they can be serious. Study Leader Dr. Lorelei Grunwaldt and colleagues at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh examined […]

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Mouth guards are key to oral injury prevention. Especially in basketball and baseball. Even though the summer heat is still very much upon us, fall is right around the corner; and for many, this means football—lots of it! In a recent Chargers’ pre-season game against the Bears, one of the Chargers’ players, Johnny Patrick, was […]

Is It Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

About 80 million people in North America snore. Approximately 12 million Americans have sleep apnea. So what’s the difference, and why does it matter? Snoring is not necessarily sleep apnea. caused by the vibration of the soft palate and uvula, occurring when the airway becomes obstructed during sleep. Several things can obstruct the airway and […]