Cavities, or dental caries, are decayed areas of the teeth. They're one of the most common health problems faced around the world, second only to the common cold. If not treated, cavities can cause infection, toothache and ultimately total tooth loss. Here are five symptoms to watch out for.
It’s no secret that in the corporate world, your physical attributes (e.g. height, weight, smile, etc) can impact your career. The most important attribute? Your smile. Studies have found that a genuine, attractive smile can help land you a job, close a sale, get a better salary, and motivate others to perform better. For better or worse, having a great smile is a critical to your professional success.
If you shudder at the thought of a dental visit, or avoid it altogether, you're not alone. Dental anxiety is very real and it's estimated that up to 20% of people avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. We want you to get the care you need - even if you are nervous. That's why we offer sedation dentistry to those who need extra help feeling calm and relaxed during a dental procedure.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay. It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime. So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Here are some of the symptoms:
Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that lives on the surface of your teeth and along the gumline. It accumulates from normal daily activities such as eating and drinking, especially if you’ve been consuming a lot of sugars and starches. Ever had that fuzzy feeling on your teeth that goes away after you give them a good brush? Yep, that’s plaque. How can you avoid it? Read more!
We’ve all woken up in the middle of the night and our mouth feels dry as a desert. Maybe it’s winter and the heat’s turned up, or we have a cold and are breathing through our mouth. This is normal! However, for 1 out of 5 adults, this discomfort is part of their everyday lives. Dry mouth, also known, as "xerostomia", is a condition that can have a serious impact on your dental health.
Everybody loves the brilliance of a friendly smile and the pleasure of chewing their favorite foods. But in the 1990’s, researchers discovered a correlation between gum disease and other health problems, including heart disease. Over the last 30 years, evidence has continued to link oral and general health. Here’s a fascinating look at what we know, and how you can help control your risk.
Every year, Over 175 million teeth are filled in the U.S. to repair damage from cavities. A blend of bacteria, sugar, and immune factors create a complex process that affects the quality of life in every age group. Did you know that researchers are uncovering innovative methods that could make traditional fillings a practice of the past? Here’s a look at what’s ahead!
If you don't have dental insurance, a procedure like a crown or root canal can be well over a thousand dollars in out-of-pocket charges, and routine check-ups and cleanings will set you back hundreds each year. That's why we created the St. Mary's Street Dental Savings Plan. Read why patients love our Dental Savings Plan.
If you have chronic heartburn, it's not only your esophagus that you should be worried about. Research shows that the condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can have a detrimental effect on your oral health, as well. Raleigh dentist Jeff Morrison, of Jeff M. Morrison & Assoc., DDS, knows the damage that chronic heartburn can do to your teeth. Read his three top dental concerns for patients with GERD.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition, after the common cold, is tooth decay. It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime. So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Read more and find out!
Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity, or have you noticed a change in the appearance of your gums? If so - your gums may be receding. Read more to find out the causes of gum recession, the consequences, and what you can do to decrease the chance that this will occur. If left untreated, gum recession can become so severe that it is irreversible and can lead to tooth loss. Learn more here.
Are you embarrassed by the condition of your teeth? Do you have dental problems that are causing pain, difficulty eating, or missed work? Have you been skipping your regular preventive dental cleanings?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions you're not alone. The dental health of middle-aged Americans faces a lot of problems right now according to new results from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.
Ok, admit it – when the kids bring home those plastic pumpkins overflowing with treats, you’re just as excited as they are to dig in. But then, after the initial burst of excitement, you’ve got PILES of the stuff left. What do you do with it all when you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet (not to mention healthy teeth) for your family?
If you shudder at the thought of a dental visit, or avoid it altogether, you're not alone. Dental anxiety is very real and it's estimated that up to 20% of people avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. At Jeff M. Morrison & Associates DDS, we want you to take excellent care of your oral health - which means coming in for regular cleaning and exams, and having dental problems addressed at the earliest possible stage. That's why we offer sedation dentistry to those who need extra help feeling calm and relaxed during a dental procedure.