Posts Categorized: Oral Health

What’s So Important About Routine Dental Care?

When we are growing up most of us are only told that we need to brush our teeth to prevent cavities. Of course, at a young age, that is all we really need to know, because no child wants a cavity! However, as we get older, routine dental care is about more than just cavities…. Read more »

Want Dental Implants? Stop Smoking First

As the only option that replaces your lost teeth’s roots, dental implants can provide unmatched stability and can help preserve your jawbone’s integrity after tooth loss. However, your oral health must be able to support the procedure, and if you smoke or use tobacco on a regular basis, then chances of successful dental implant placement… Read more »

The Truth About Why Teeth Ache

As one of the most common symptoms of dental trouble, a toothache can mean anything from a slight feeling of discomfort to a painful dental emergency. While their possible causes are as diverse as their severities, most toothaches share one thing in the common—the potential to become exponentially worse if not addressed promptly. If your… Read more »

A Thank You to Dr. Glass!

A personal thank you note to Dr. Glass, who recently donated X-rays, teeth models, and other supplies to a first-grader who wants to be a dentist! When Isabella showed the images, models, and supplies to her teachers and class for career day, they loved it, so she expressed her gratitude to Dr. Glass with a… Read more »

Interesting Facts About the Human Tongue!

You may know that your teeth are protected by the strongest substance that your body produces (enamel), and you’re probably aware that your gums act as an incredibly effective seal for the roots of your teeth. Yet, how many amazing facts do you know about your tongue? Aside from the fact that it helps you… Read more »

Relieving Stress for Better Dental Health!

Stress can do a number on your health. Your body’s stress reaction is meant to heighten your senses and response time as a survival tactic. But, like pushing a car too fast for too long, prolonged states of elevated stress can cause your health and body parts to wear down long before their time. Your… Read more »

Fix Your Tooth Within A Single Visit: Inlays and Onlays

Did you break your tooth and are worried you will need a dental crown? Perhaps you are suffering from a large cavity and have been concerned that a filling cannot possibly fix your situation. Rest assured, we understand you feel nervous about seeking restorative treatment, which is why we strive to offer you a multitude of… Read more »

Licorice Root May Fight Gum Disease

When you’re gnawing on sticky twists of red licorice at the movies, you are not preventing gum disease. The sugar in the candy, along with the acidic soda you’re likely washing it down with, have the ability to soften the enamel of your teeth and promote the growth of bacteria. If you don’t get around… Read more »

A Dental Checkup And Cleaning With Dr. Councill

As the seasons change and spring cleaning comes to an end, the dentist tends to slip to the back of the mind. Families become more focused on outdoor activities, spending time with relatives, and adventuring on road trips. Although this seems wonderful, your preventive dentistry practices need to remain consistent to reduce the chance of… Read more »

News Brief: Green Tea Can Help Treat Gum Disease

Recent research conducted at Japan’s Kyushu University and published in the Journal of Periodontology showed that adult test subjects suffering from gum disease who consumed 1-3 cups of green tea every day experienced reduced periodontal pocket depth, reduced attachment loss in the gum tissue, and reduced bleeding when the gums were probed after six month…. Read more »