What Is a Mouthguard?


Mouthguards are effective in moving soft tissue in the oral cavity away from the teeth, preventing laceration and bruising of the lips and cheeks, especially for those who wear orthodontic appliances. …read more Source: Factoid of the Week

July 1, 2014

What are Canker Sores?


A sudden sore, fleshy spot inside the mouth can cause alarm. If you can’t recall a specific injury, it may be a canker sore. Canker sores are small, raw, irritations that occur inside the mouth along the wall of the cheeks, the roof of the mouth, and/or tongue. These tiny sores are miniscule ulcers that […]

June 5, 2014

How to get your kids to take care of their teeth


 Helping your kids develop good oral hygiene habits is essential. But it can be tricky for many parents. Here are some tips: Let kids choose their own toothbrushes.  Just make sure they’re the right size and have soft bristles.  Replace them when they’re worn or splayed, and after illnesses. Find a flavor of children’s toothpaste […]

May 28, 2014

Dental Care for a Child with a Cleft Palate


A cleft lip or cleft palate is a birth defect that occurs when a baby’s lip or mouth does not form properly during pregnancy. Approximately 1 out of 700 babies have this condition. This causes a visible separation in the skin of the top lip and, in the case of a cleft palate, a visible […]

May 1, 2014