We are members of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) which has been our trusted source for continuing dental education. Now, the AGD is offering our patients quality education too! Check out to the ABC's of Oral Health right here at SouthHillsDental.com.

12 Aug

What Do Dentists Do to Relieve Anxiety?

Patients become anxious about going to the dentist for different reasons. This may include fear of receiving local anesthetic or concerns about the effectiveness of the anesthesia. Negative past...

28 Jul

Are You Biting Off More Than You Can Chew?

How TMD Pain is Caused The pain associated with TMD is caused when the temporomandibular joint (the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull) is damaged or...

03 Jun

Tips on Finding Preventive Care for Children’s Oral Health

More than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related illnesses. Despite these numbers, many children still do not visit the dentist. In addition, almost 50...

13 Apr

Men: Looking for a Better Job? Start by Visiting the Dentist

Men: Looking for a Better Job? Start by Visiting the Dentist An online poll of 289 general dentists and consumers confirms the traditional stereotype that men are less likely...

06 Apr

Do I Really Need to Floss?

Do I Really Need to Floss? Yes. Floss removes plaque and debris that sticks to teeth and gums in between teeth, polishes tooth surfaces, and controls bad breath. Plaque is...

04 Apr

What is a Root Canal?

What is a Root Canal? Underneath your tooth’s outer enamel and within the dentin is an area of soft tissue called the pulp tissue. While a tooth’s pulp tissue...

03 Mar

How Can Gum Disease Affect My Cardiovascular Health?

Researchers are finding possible links between periodontal (gum) infections and other diseases throughout the body. Current studies suggest that there may be a link between gum disease and cardiovascular...

24 Feb

Why Do I Need X-rays? Concerned About Radiation Exposure

Radiographic, or X-ray, examinations provide your dentist with an important tool that shows the condition of your teeth, its roots, jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial...

17 Feb

Fighting Tooth Decay With ‘Sugar’. Using Xylitol to Prevent and Control Cavities

If there’s one thing that all dentists have in common, it’s that they regularly see young patients with tooth decay. Roughly 42 percent of children ages 2 to 11...

03 Feb

Is Kissing Dangerous to Your Health?

Is kissing harmful to your health? With just one kiss couples can share more than 500 different types of disease-causing germs and viruses, warns the Academy of General Dentistry...

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