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Dental Check-ups are Even More Important for Mask Wearers
According to a recent report in the New York Post, wearing masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus can lead to oral hygiene problems. Some dentists have dubbed the condition “mask mouth.” Wearing a mask often causes people to breath through their mouths, which increases dryness in the mouth and a decrease in saliva. Saliva fights bacteria, so dry mouth…Continue reading
Why Are My Teeth Turning Yellow?
As we age, our teeth can naturally begin to take on a more yellowish hue. Our teeth are naturally a shade of white, but with time and wear, teeth can begin to look a little less than perfect. The causes of tooth discoloration are numerous and may be influenced by an internal or external factor. Here, we’ll see how tooth enamel can be…Continue reading
Why We Love Our Patients: Sharing A New Review from Angie’s List
Patient satisfaction is the foundation of our practice, and these kind words mean a great deal to Dr. Rye and his entire team. “The results have always been excellent. Dr. Rye is meticulous and his work, seems to always strive for perfection and stays abreast of the latest treatment procedures. I highly recommend his dental practice to anyone seeking the…Continue reading
Don’t Ignore These Top Signs of Gum Infection
Nearly half of the American population has some form of gum disease. From the beginning stages of gingivitis to the more advanced periodontal disease, gum disease damages your teeth as well as your gums. A gum infection could point to the fact that you have gum disease. What are the signs of a gum infection and what could they mean…Continue reading
Think You Have a Dental Infection? Seeking Dental or Medical Care May Save Your Life
A recent news story about a young truck driver who died after a tooth infection spread to his lungs got me thinking about my own experience with patients of late. Over the past few months I have treated a dramatic increase in the number and severity of dental infections requiring strong antibiotics, root canal therapy, and occasional surgical intervention, sometimes…Continue reading
Dental Testing is Important For Your Health
It’s amazing how advanced today’s diagnostic tools are, and nowhere is this more true than with dentistry and oral care. Current technology allows for all sorts of conditions to be diagnosed with simple, painless tests, and these tests can give the dentist a wealth of information about the best way to move forward with your Personalized Dental Plan. This, in…Continue reading
It’s Not Too Early to Think about 2013
Quality dental care is not just about going to the dentist when an emergency rises; it’s a comprehensive system of keeping your teeth and mouth healthy on an ongoing basis. Of course, when it comes to your smile, there’s also the aesthetic aspect to think about – not only do you want everything to be healthy, you also want to…Continue reading
Why Are We Afraid of the Dentist?
For some people, the very thought of having to go to the dentist triggers a panic attack. But even for those who don’t have a full-blown phobia, there can still be a lot of anxiety about making a dental appointment. This reasons behind this fear are the subject of a new study being conducted at West Virginia University, in conjunction…Continue reading
Think colas are the only enemy drinks?
We’ve long known the dental dangers of letting children and teenagers drink sugary, carbonated drinks, and most of us try to avoid them as adults, as well. However, staying off carbonated drinks may not be as much of an automatic safety net as previously thought, as there are other enemies to teeth that are becoming more and more popular: sports…Continue reading
The price of wait-and-see
Most of us have been in a situation before where one particular tooth experiences a momentary pain twinge for no apparent reason, and then it just goes away and everything is fine. Sometimes this happens only once, and could have been caused by any number of passing anomalies, but then sometimes the twinge returns and we continue to tell ourselves…Continue reading