Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Adjust Your Diet to Accommodate TMD to Maximize Nutrition
Eating is one of the pleasures — and necessities — of life, but people who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) may find eating no pleasure at all — and they may not be eating the right nutritional balance of foods...

3 Tips for Helping Your Kids Develop Great Tooth-Friendly Habits
...So, limit sugary snacks as much as possible, opting instead for more nutritional between-meal treats...

Inflammation: the Link Between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
...Making heart-friendly lifestyle changes like losing extra weight (especially around the waist), improving nutrition, and exercising regularly can help reduce LDL and lower the risk of arterial inflammation...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...In fact, good nutrition and oral hygiene can start right away...

Removable Dentures
Full or partial tooth loss, if left untreated, doesn't just affect a person's self-image — it can also increase the risk of developing nutritional problems and other systemic health disorders...

Tooth Decay Prevention
...Anti-bacterial treatments may also be beneficial in some cases, as is nutritional counseling...

Sealants
...In fact, good nutrition and oral hygiene can start right away...

Space Maintainers
..., get proper nutrition) and speak correctly but also help guide the permanent teeth underneath them into proper position...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...In fact, good nutrition and oral hygiene can start right away...

Dry Mouth
...This could compromise your nutrition...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...Nutrition and hygiene suffer in general, which in turn can mean more tooth decay and gum disease...

Missing Teeth
...These include nutritional difficulties, oral health issues, and bone loss...

Nutrition & Oral Health
...It's equally important to recognize that nutritional deficiencies — a particular concern among older adults who have lost teeth — can reduce resistance to disease and hinder your ability to fight infection...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...Finally, compromised nutrition and poor general health can result if eating healthy foods like raw fruits and vegetables becomes too difficult without teeth...

Oral Health
...Good oral health means a mouth that's free of disease - which can range all the way from mild gingivitis (gum inflammation) to oral cancer; a bite that functions well enough for you to eat without pain and get ample nutrition; and a smile that lets you express your happiest emotions with confidence...

Pediatric Dentistry
...In fact, good nutrition and oral hygiene can start right away...

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