How To Manage Dry Mouth When You Use A CPAP Machine

Posted on: 31 March 2016

CPAP machines are excellent for keeping patients with sleep apnea breathing through the night. However, a common "side effect" of these machines is waking up with dry mouth. If you use a CPAP machine and often wake up with a dry, cottony feeling in your mouth, it's important not to ignore this issue. Dry mouth is not just annoying. It allows for the proliferation of oral bacteria, which greatly increases your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. [Read More]

How to Tell the Difference Between a Toothache and an Abscessed Tooth

Posted on: 16 February 2016

When a tooth begins to hurt, it may just be a basic toothache that will go away over time, or it could be an abscessed tooth. A basic toothache may not require any dental work, but an abscessed tooth will, and that is why it is important to understand the difference. Here are several things you should know about toothaches and abscessed teeth. Things that cause toothaches and abscessed teeth [Read More]

Laughing Gas: A Patient's Guide

Posted on: 28 January 2016

You've probably heard of laughing gas – it's that special concoction that dentists sometimes have their patients inhale in order to take the edge off during treatment. If you've never had laughing gas before, you may want to learn a little more before choosing to have it during your next dental procedure. Here's what you need to know: What is laughing gas? The technical term for laughing gas is actually nitrous oxide. [Read More]

DIY Teeth Whitening Ideas You Should Never Try At Home

Posted on: 25 January 2016

From the stars that grace the red carpet and show off their pearly whites to the cameras to the everyday people you encounter on the street, it can seem like everybody in the world has a whiter smile than what you have in your own mouth. If you have not yet made the choice to seek professional teeth whitening at a cosmetic dentist, you may be tempted to try out some of the DIY teeth whitening ideas you find posted by other people online. [Read More]