What Are the Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease?

Did you know that nearly 50% of adults in the US over the age of 30 are impacted by periodontal disease? The percentage jumps to 70% in adults over the age of 65. When we take a look at these numbers, it’s obvious that periodontal disease, ranging from slight to severe, is very prevalent in … Read more

Xerostomia, The Battle With Dry Mouth

Dry mouth also known as Xerostomia occurs when there is a decrease of saliva in the mouth. There are a number of reasons for this, and sometimes you may not even notice. Xerostomia (dry mouth) can range from slight to severe. Even if you don’t notice your dry mouth, your dentist or hygienist might. Some … Read more

The Truth about Methamphetamines and Oral Health

This month we’re focusing on a difficult subject; drug addiction. It’s heartbreaking to hear the rising rates of drug addiction in our country and even worse to hear a loved one struggling with addiction. As dental professionals, we are trained to look for oral signs of drug abuse. While it may be a tough conversation, … Read more