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.

09 Dec

Burning Mouth Syndrome in Middle-aged Women

More than 1 million adults in the United States, mostly women in their postmenopausal years, are affected by a poorly understood and difficult-to-diagnose condition known as burning mouth syndrome...

02 Dec

Dentists Help Confirm Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, a disease that decreases bone density and weakens bones, affects 10 million people. In addition, more than one-third of females over age 65 display signs and symptoms of...

18 Nov

HPV Vaccines May Decrease Chances of Oral Cancer

The Centers for Disease Control report that nearly 25 million women are infected with some form of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).  Of those, more than three million are...

11 Nov

How Does Pregnancy Affect My Oral Health?

It’s a myth that calcium is lost from a mother’s teeth and “one tooth is lost with every pregnancy.” But you may experience some changes in your oral health...

05 Nov

Important Oral Health Considerations for Women at All Life Stages

Women can attribute bloating, irritability, moodiness, and the occasional hot flash or emotional outburst to hormones. But, according to an article in the May 2009 issue of AGD Impact,...

21 Oct

What is a Veneer?

Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can...

21 Oct

Headaches and Jaw Pain? Check Your Posture!

If you experience frequent headaches and pain in your lower jaw, check your posture and consult your dentist about temporomandibular disorder (TMD), recommends the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD),...

07 Oct

To Pierce or not to Pierce

Oral piercing can cause pain, swelling, infection, drooling, taste loss, scarring, chipped teeth and tooth loss. Most dentists discourage oral piercing because of these risks. Regulations vary in each...

30 Sep

Frequent Headaches? Can’t Sleep? Check Your Bite

The average person swallows 2,000 times per day, causing the upper and lower teeth to come together and push against the skull. People who have a poorly aligned bite...

23 Sep

A Fatal Fad? Tongue Studs Cause More Problems Than Chipped Teeth

Wearing a tongue stud puts people at risk for chipped teeth, recessed gums and nerve damage. However, most people don’t realize that getting an oral piercing also places them at...

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