As I watch my five-week-old daughter (thankfully) sleep peacefully, I’m silently dreading the painful cries and discomfort that are just a few months down the road. Unfortunately, they will be cries she can sink her new teeth into. Alas, the beauty of baby teeth comes with a rough caveat: There will likely be screams, tears... Read more »
What to Know About Gum Disease
Dr. Branon Johnson discusses how periodontal (gum) disease begins to form, what warning signs to look out for, and what treatments are available.
Kathy Bates Plays It Smart With Professional Teeth Whitening
Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates knows how important it is to present your best face to the world — and one of the most important features of that face is a beaming smile. But there came a point when she noticed something was a little off. “I've always had good teeth, but it see
Child Development: Anxiety and Children
Just like adults, children can experience anxiety. The pressure to succeed in school and sports can begin at an early age, even before children understand what these stressful feelings are. When children begin experiencing abnormal amounts of anxiety, parents often notice them beginning to isolate themselves, acting out in class or social situations, chewing their fingernails, picking at their skin or pulling their hair out. Children suffering from anxiety often feel incapable of completing normal, everyday tasks that their peers easily complete, such as putting away and organizing toys in their bedroom or classroom. This anxiety is often triggered by simply being told to complete a task that a teacher or parent may view as reasonable…
What is sleep apnea? How can my dentist help?
If you snore and suffer from sleepless nights you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, resulting in the temporary stoppage of breath during sleep. This often happens with the jaw goes back and the tongue falls into the throat. This decrease in oxygen can have damaging effects on the brain and the cardiovascular system, and can also lead to frequent awakenings or arouses at night which result in the patient being very fatigued during the day. Now there is a solution with sleep apnea dentistry. Your dentist can develop custom sleep appliances to help effectively treat sleep apnea. Sleep appliances place the jaw in a position to help maintain an open airway during sleep. Custom sleep devices are sleek and ergonomically designed with…
10 Neat Optical Illusions
Melt your brain and amaze your eyes with these optical illusions.
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
Overcoming Fear of Dentists
Fear of dentist appointments is a legitimate concern. Learn some helpful tips to help you overcome it!
These Are The Things That Are Causing Your Bad Breath
Bad Breath is not only embarrassing, it can be a sign that something else is wrong. Here are triggers of bad breath, and what you can do to fix it.