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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No "Glee" in Tooth Grinding
...It may also result from bite problems, the overuse of stimulating substances (caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs), and as a side effect of certain medications...

Game, Set, Match: Milos Raonic Says A Mouthguard Helps Him Win
...The behavior is often worsened when you consume stimulating substances, such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and other drugs...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...Tobacco products are also big contributors to bad breath — which is one more reason to quit...

Quitting Smoking Decreases Your Risk of Implant Failure
... Nicotine, a chemical within tobacco, is the primary cause for this higher risk...

New Saliva Test may Help Identify Oral Cancer Earlier
...In an effort to detect cancer earlier many dentists visually screen for oral abnormalities during checkups, especially patients over fifty, tobacco or heavy alcohol users, patients with a family history of cancer or a medical history of exposure to the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus, HPV-16...

FAQs for National Gum Care Month
...Avoid sugary drinks and snacks—which feed the disease-causing bacteria in your mouth—and tobacco in all forms...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...These include drinking plenty of water and avoiding soda, sports drinks and energy drinks, all of which are highly acidic; avoiding tobacco and alcohol; and continuing to visit the dental office regularly for cleanings and exams...

Age One Dental Visit
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Sealants
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Teething
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Oral Systemic Connection
...Maintaining a healthy weight, getting moderate exercise (and, if you use tobacco, quitting the habit) will help with this...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Oral Cancer Screening
... Of course, the other major risk factors still apply: If you're middle aged or older, a moderate to heavy drinker or a long-time tobacco user, you have a greater chance of developing oral cancer...

Bad Breath
...A chronically dry mouth (xerostomia), which is often a side effect of certain medications, and tobacco use can also contribute to this problem...

Geographic Tongue
... Discomfort from the condition can sometimes be relieved with over-the-counter pain relievers; mouthrinses containing anesthetics, antihistamines, or steroids; and by avoiding certain irritants such as tobacco, alcohol, and foods that are spicy, salty or acidic...

Oral Cancer
...Giving up tobacco in all forms, along with alcohol are big ones...

Oral Piercings
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Stress & Oral Habits
...Using stimulating substances such as caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs can also put you at risk...

Oral Hygiene
... Quit tobacco...

Pediatric Dentistry
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Periodontal Therapy
... Eating a nutritious diet low in sugar, and staying away from tobacco in all forms, will also increase your periodontal health — and your chances of keeping your teeth for life...

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Southard Family Dentistry

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