Canker and Cold Sores

Canker and Cold Sores

Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are tiny, clear, fluid-filled blisters that form around the mouth and are caused by the herpes simplex virus (usually type 1, or HSV-1) living inside your nerve tissue. Cold sores usually do not last longer than two weeks....
Oral Health For Vegetarians

Oral Health For Vegetarians

Dentist Should Advise Vegetarians on Good Oral Health Health concerns about fat and cholesterol have prompted many people to become vegetarians, and the nutritional deficiencies that can sometimes result may reveal themselves during dental exams. Academy of General...
What Do Dentists Do to Relieve Anxiety?

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 experiences also may play a large role in a patient’s anxiety, as...
Are You Biting Off More Than You Can Chew?

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 has deteriorated or when the muscles surrounding the joint are malfunctioning, causing an imbalance in the...