Does Your Child Have Tongue-Tie? How A Dentist Can Help

Ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, is a condition where tissue that attaches to the tongue's underside is too short and tight. This tissue, or frenulum, normally thins and gives total flexibility, but for some children, their frenulums stay too tight which can cause oral health problems. Read on to learn more about this condition and how to treat it. What causes it and what symptoms should you look for? Researchers aren't quite sure what causes tongue-tie, but it may tend to run in families. Read More 

Relieve Gum Pain Caused By Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the most useful tools for guiding the teeth into place. Like any other form of orthodontia, Invisalign puts pressure on the teeth to create movement. Unfortunately, this means that you can experience some serious pain, often in your gums. Of course, you do not have to live with gum pain. You many options to treat it, all the while ensuring your teeth are becoming straightened by the orthodontia. Read More 

Why It’s In Your Best Interest Not To Ignore Advice To Get A Root Canal

Most people go to their dentists to ensure that their oral health is up to par. They usually do not expect to hear that their dental exams reveal a need for a dental procedure. Root canals are a  common procedure performed by dentists. If a dentist suggests a root canal procedure to you, it likely will not be performed on the same day. Do not make a mistake and assume that you do not need to get the procedure performed. Read More 

Dental Care After A Diabetes Diagnosis

You might not consider how a disease like diabetes can affect your mouth, but it can. Diabetes should be thought of as not just a single disorder but one that can create issues with nearly every part of your body, including your dental health. It's vital that you understand how your disease can create some additional challenges with the health of your gums and teeth. Read on to find out more. Read More 

Is Your CPAP Mask Making You Uncomfortable? Here’s Why A Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance May Be The Alternative You Need

Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic condition that can severely affect your quality of life. When you have obstructive sleep apnea, you periodically stop breathing during the night. When the muscles in your throat relax during sleep, they completely block off your upper airway. In response, your brain signals you to wake up and take a deep breath, opening your airway again and allowing you to breathe. Unfortunately, these periodic nighttime awakenings don't let you get all the sleep that you need. Read More