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Pulp Fiction

A patient has a terrible tooth ache. They had a root canal at a local periodontist and several months later, they are experiencing severe pain and sensitivity in that tooth. What happened? It’s pulp fiction. Let’s start with tooth anatomy. The dental pulp is the part...

Less Respect for a Boss with Bad Oral Hygiene

Statistics show that two-thirds of people polled have less respect for a boss with bad oral hygiene. We may have all experienced interacting with a boss, co-worker, loved one or friend who has halitosis at one time or another. It’s an awkward situation. How do...

Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health

Following a consistent oral health care routine is especially important for pregnant women for several reasons. Pregnancy changes the hormones in the body that put pregnant women at increased risk for periodontal disease, which is the most severe form of gum disease....