4 Signs That You’re Grinding Your Teeth at Night
Posted by Ron Briglia on May 23, 2017 in Preventive Dentistry

Teeth grinding is a sleep disorder that is often embarrassing for many people to admit to – that is if they’re even aware that they’re doing it! Because you grind your teeth in short, intense bursts as opposed to all night long, you may have no idea that you’re grinding your teeth until your dentist […]

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The Correlation Between Good Dental Health and Living Longer
Posted by Ron Briglia on March 28, 2017 in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

No less an authority than the Mayo Clinic has affirmed that there is a relationship between oral health and overall health. Problems with your mouth, teeth and gums offer more than casual clues about other chronic conditions and certain serious diseases. That’s one of the reasons your primary care physician will ask you about your […]

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Poor Nutrition Affects Oral Health in More Ways Than One
Posted by Ron Briglia on March 1, 2017 in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Sometimes, diets that are healthy for your body are in turn bad for your teeth. For example, citrus fruits or dried fruits are certainly good choices for your physical health, but they aren’t great for your teeth in the long run. Some of the healthiest foods can be detrimental to your long-term dental health or […]

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How Sweet It Is: 7 Steps to Reduce Your Sugar Intake
Posted by Ron Briglia on September 6, 2016 in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

The average person in the U.S. consumes about 31.5 teaspoons (or 126 grams) of sugar per day, which is more than twice the upper limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). All that sugar doesn’t just come from obvious sources like soda, cake and candy; it’s hidden in plenty of other products, including condiments […]

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Plaque and Tartar: The Differences and Consequences
Posted by Ron Briglia on July 7, 2016 in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Plaque is the precursor of tartar in dental terms. While neither one is desirable, neither is 100% avoidable, either. Although plaque and tartar form naturally in the mouth, it is important to take good care of your oral hygiene to avoid the consequences that these substances can incur. Plaque is formed when the bacteria that […]

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Foods that May Cause Teeth Discoloration and Erosion
Posted by Ron Briglia on July 1, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Think of your teeth as a white linen cloth on the dinner table. Now, think of the foods that could stain that cloth: coffee and tea, red wine, cranberries, colas, beets, or balsamic vinegar. In fact, these same types of foods are likely to have the same effect on your smile over time, even though […]

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Find the Root Cause of Dry Mouth to Avoid Bigger Problems
Posted by Ron Briglia on May 31, 2016 in Preventive Dentistry

Xerostomia — an unusual word for a common problem. It’s the scientific name used to describe that “morning feeling” of dry lips, a tongue that feels like sandpaper and a mouth as parched as the Sahara. It’s Dry Mouth Syndrome, a condition that affects at least 10 percent of the population regularly, and as many […]

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Try Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil for a Healthier Mouth
Posted by Ron Briglia on May 25, 2016 in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

If you’ve been reading about a growing trend in oral health that stems from an old tradition, you may be hesitant about asking a dental professional about its benefits. There are plenty of reasons why you should, however, discuss your oral health concerns with your dentist, so we thought we’d save you the questions and […]

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Know the Symptoms of TMJ Disorders
Posted by Ron Briglia on May 4, 2016 in Preventive Dentistry

Every joint in the body is subject to wear and tear, and to abuse. Some joint problems are common; knees and hips, shoulders and elbows are subject to stress, overuse, pain and inflammation. So is the Temporomandibular Joint… That’s the one that connects your movable lower jaw to the fixed upper jaw arch. Everyone has […]

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Breakthrough: Rapid Saliva Tests for Oral Cancer Screening
Posted by Ron Briglia on April 22, 2016 in Oral Cancer Prevention, Preventive Dentistry

Science and medicine are making great progress on many fronts, and one of the more exciting promises to be is a quick and reliable test to easily detect cancer through what is termed “liquid biopsy.” In the future, according to researchers, the test may be easily performed with as little as a single drop of […]

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