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Smokers More Likely to Need Root Canals

It's never fun to hear the words "root canal" coming out of your dentist's mouth. But if you've recently been diagnosed as needing a root canal treatment, it may be comforting to know that you're not alone. Like you, it's estimated that about half of the adult population in the U.S. will need a root canal treatment by the age of 50.The go...

Smoking and Tooth Loss: Ways to Win the Battle

We have all been told that smoking is bad for our overall health. But did you know that it's bad for your dental health? Few smokers are aware of the risks to their teeth caused by smoking, so if you are a smoker and are concerned about maintaining healthy teeth and gums, you are already ahead of the game!In addition to causing unsightl...

Women Account for 90% of TMJ Sufferers

You've never heard of it, but your dentist says the frequent headaches, muscle pain and popping sound you hear when you open and close your mouth is called TMJ disorder. The good news is you're not alone. Over 10 million people in the U.S. experience TMJ disorder, and the majority of that number is women; in fact, women in their childbearing y...

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