Dental Problems from Nail Biting

Restorative Dentistry

Nail biting is a very serious dental issue for a number of reasons. In a growing child, nail biting will actually act like an orthodontic device and move the teeth and bone into a negative relationship. It also can wear the teeth severely, which can further complicate orthodontic issues because it changes the bite. We […]

Treatment for Bad Breath or Halitosis

Halitosis is the dental term used to describe bad breath. Everyone will experience it at least at certain times, such as in the morning just after waking up. Due to reduced saliva while sleeping, oral bacterial populations in the mouth can increase overnight. This halitosis is usually quickly eliminated by proper brushing, flossing and tongue […]

Mouth Breathing has Negative Effect on Health

Mouth breathing Caused this patients tongue to push the front teeth apart. Dentists typically see their patients 2 times per year for examinations. So if your dentist has had the extra training in sleep and airway disorders that allows them to recognize this, it is much more likely that they will diagnose it before your […]

How Cavity Causing Bacteria can Attack the Heart

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Scientists have discovered the mechanism by which common cavity causing bacteria in the mouth called Streptococcus mutans can invade heart valve tissue. There are multiple strains of these Strep mutans bacteria and only certain strains posses a collagen binding protein called CNM which allows them to invade and damage heart tissue. They are able to […]

Practice Good Oral Health this Holiday Season

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The only thing worse than a cracked tooth or cavity is getting one during the holiday season, which is why Comprehensive Family Dental has some advice for your family this December. From hard candy to nuts and red wine, there are so many holiday treats that can cause trouble for your pearly whites. Remember to […]

Seven Year Study Offers New Insights on Tooth Decay Treatment

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For the past seven years, researchers across Australia have been working to learn more about tooth decay and the success of a non-invasive treatment approach called the Caries Management System (CMS). When most of us think of tooth decay, fillings are the next thought to come to mind. But this may not have to be […]

Can You Have Dental Work Performed During Pregnancy?

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If you’re an expecting mom with a dental appointment coming up, you may be wondering what the rules are for having dental work done during your pregnancy. Routine cleanings and exams are not only safe for pregnant women, they are even more important than usual. Changes in hormone levels during pregnancy can cause gum irritation that […]

Cleaning and Caring for Dentures

Whether you are new to wearing dentures or have had them for years, brush up on your denture care for a healthy smile. The most important thing to keep in mind is to always be gentle with your dentures and to keep them as sanitary as possible. When cleaning your dentures, make sure you are […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Misalignment and Impaction

A third set of molars that come in during the late teens and early twenties, wisdom teeth often require removal, because of misalignment and impaction. Depending on the circumstances, these molars may be pulled like other teeth or removed through surgical procedure. If surgery is required to remove impacted teeth, an oral surgeon can be […]

Help Your Kids Stay Cavity Free!

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A word that makes every parent grimace, cavities are extraordinarily common among children and teens. A cavity typically form by first making its way through the tooth enamel somewhere, then growing much more rapidly in the softer dentin. Most patients do not feel cavities until they are very deep. Most often caused by dietary sugars […]