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Soda Versus Your Teeth

August 16th, 2019|

If you’re like the majority of the American population, you probably enjoy a soft drink on a daily basis. The combination of sugar and caffeine creates the perfect storm to wreak havoc on your overall health, including your teeth. Most flavors of soda are very acidic which can cause several problems relating to oral health. The acid begins by breaking down tooth enamel which is meant to protect the teeth. [...]

Sinus infection & dental health, are they related?

August 9th, 2019|

Sinus infections, the very thought of one just might make you cringe with pain. These pesky infections can cause many side effects, one of which is abnormal tooth pain due to the increased pressure in your nasal cavity. You’ve probably never considered your sinus infection as a reason for your toothache, but it certainly could be a factor!   It is rare for the sole cause of a toothache to [...]

The 3 Stages of Gum Disease and Why You Should Care

July 25th, 2019|

It has been estimated that 75% of Americans have some form of gum disease which can be linked to serious health complications and causes dental problems that are avoidable. The 3 Stages of Gum Disease Are: Gingivitis: Reversible With Minor Dental Procedures Periodontitis: Immediate Treatment Necessary to Prevent Further Damage Advanced Periodontitis: Aggressive Treatment Needed to Save the Teeth Stages Of Gum Disease in Las Vegas, NV The daily task [...]

How Diet Can Affect Your Oral Health

July 22nd, 2019|

When you eat, food passes through your mouth. Here it meets the germs, or bacteria, that live in your mouth. You may have heard Dr. Balle talk about plaque. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria. These bacteria love sugars and starches found in many foods. When you don’t clean your teeth after eating, plaque bacteria use the sugar and starch to produce acids that can destroy the hard surface [...]

Loose Teeth May Be A Symptom of A Bigger, Underlying Dental Issue

July 15th, 2019|

Gum Disease Can Cause Loose Teeth Loose teeth can be a sign of gum disease and other oral health problems that may lead to tooth loss and damage of the supporting structure and bone.If your teeth are loose, schedule an oral examination right away! Do You Have Gum Disease? Some of the key signs and symptoms of loose teeth include: Inflammation of the gums Bleeding gums Food getting stuck between [...]

Intraoral / Perioral Piercings Can Affect The Health of Your Teeth

July 10th, 2019|

ADA Statement on Intraoral/Perioral Piercing (For more info on Diet and Dental Health, visit www.ada.org) Piercing is becoming a more prevalent form of body art and self-expression in today’s society. However, oral piercings, which involve the tongue (the most common site), lips, cheeks, uvula or a combination of sites, have been implicated in a number of adverse oral and systemic conditions. Patients typically undergo piercing procedures without anesthetic. In a tongue [...]

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