Sippy cups increase risk of caries in children.

Early Childhood Caries: The Truth About Sippy Cups

Most parents know about Early Childhood Caries (or cavities), also known as ECC. However, did you know covered cups for small children – notably sippy cups – can be detrimental to young teeth, too? Early Childhood Caries also goes by another name: Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. ECC occurs when sugary foods and liquids create the thin…

The average cost of braces depends on various factors.

The Average Cost of Braces

Orthodontia typically is associated more with discomfort and expense than a beautiful smile. But today’s braces are far from the torturous devices of horror movies – and often not nearly as terrifying to our bank accounts. …newer materials and techniques have made many orthodontic appliances much more comfortable than they’ve ever been… Regular dental checkups…

Early gum disease detection may help avoid more serious problems.

The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease to Your Health

Gum disease can become a serious problem for one’s oral health. Bacterially-infected gums and soft tissues, if left untreated, can deteriorate to the point of tooth loss. But studies point to even larger dangers. Let’s start with a definition. In its earliest, mildest form, gum disease is known as gingivitis – an inflammation of gum…

Oral cancer prevention benefits from regular dentist visits.

Detecting Oral Cancer – New Methods

Mention the word ‘cancer’ and most people shudder.  A common human response, we try to bury our heads in the sand or wish the concept away unless we actually have to deal with a diagnosis personally. But many cancers are curable when detected early – and oral cancer is no exception. Detecting oral cancer symptoms…